LCP Webinars

Join LCP Webinars for new ways to engage with poetry, expand your network, and learn valuable tools and resources to grow your poetry career.

Upcoming Webinars

Learn about the Public Lending Right Program

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2pm EST

Join the LCP with special guests Peter Schneider and Laurie D. Graham to learn about the Public Lending Right, a Canada Council program that earns writers money based on their book’s presence in libraries across Canada.  

This webinar is open to LCP and TWUC members. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions live during the session, but may also submit questions in advance by emailing 

Find out more about PLR here: The Public Lending Right (PLR) Program 

Register for our January webinar

Spontaneous Poetry with Kate Marshall Flaherty

Saturday, January 29 at 12pm EST

Spontaneous poetry writing is the act of connecting with someone — whether that’s a stranger, a loved one, a friend, or a client — to write a poem that captures a feeling, moment, image or essence of the conversation. The craft of spontaneous poetry writing encourages meaningful dialogue and exploratory conversations and can prompt moving poetry that mirrors the experience using some of the speaker’s own words.

This webinar is an excellent opportunity for both experienced and emerging poets to sharpen observational and descriptive skills, develop new interpersonal tools and the art of guiding questions, all in a manner that fosters weaving words and images into spontaneous poetry. Master the ability to write poetry in the moment, a  practice to develop and incorporate into your writing alone and with others.

The webinar will include:

  • Instruction on how to conduct interviews for spontaneous poetry-writing
  • An example and demonstration of the interview process
  • Opportunities for paired practice, as both poet-writer and person interviewed
  • Prompts for how to incorporate spontaneous poetry into your writing life
  • Lists and brain-storm of open-ended and image-capturing questions to stimulate writing
  • Suggestions for events that may suit a spontaneous poetry booth
  • Applications for live spontaneous poetry-creation as well as best practices on Zoom
  • Examples of spontaneous poetry-writing during Covid, and at live and virtual events

Join Kate Marshall Flaherty and poets from across Canada in learning about the craft of spontaneous poetry writing, and practice in real-time with fellow writers. This webinar is FREE for members of the League of Canadian Poets and The Writers` Union of Canada.

Click here to Register

Past Webinars

LCP members can access recordings of past webinars by e-mailing

  • November 2021: An overview of LCP funding programs and other funding options for poets, with Administrative Director Nic Brewer
  • September 2021: Using Canva to Support your Poetry Career with Laura O’Brien, LCP Communications Manager