Poetry events

March 23, 2024 (Zoom): Freedom Within Poetic Constraints (workshop)

Come experience the AWA Method and prompted writing as we focus on short poems and constraints. This 2-hour online workshop will guide emerging and established poets through prompted writing and valuable feedback in a safe and inclusive circle. Come with an open mind and leave with four or five short poems!

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Feb 29, 2024 (Zoom): Black History Month with Ian Keteku

Join the League of Canadian Poets to celebrate Black History Month with LCP Spoken Word Award-winner Ian Keteku! The evening will include a performance from Ian Keteku and an open mic segment.

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Feb 22, 2024 (Zoom): Freedom to Read Week with Farzana Doctor and Gary Geddes

Join the League of Canadian Poets to celebrate Freedom to Read Week with TWUC Freedom to Read Award-winners Farzana Doctor and Gary Geddes! The evening will include poetry readings from Farzana and Gary, and short discussion about the importance of free expression and the freedom to read in Canada.

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Feb 28, 2024 (Zoom): Cross-Pollinations

In Cross-Pollinations, health humanities and poetry come together under the same scope, combining artistic expression with health practice and research.

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Feb. 17, 2024 (Zoom): Drop-in poetry consultations with Tara Borin

Drop in on Zoom to workshop your poetry with Poet Ambassador in Residence Tara Borin! Registration required.

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Heartfelt: Custom poems for Valentine’s Day

Book a virtual appointment with a Canadian poet to craft an unforgettable Valentine’s Day gift: a custom poem, written just for you after a short conversation.

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January 31, 2024 (Zoom): Cross-Pollinations

In Cross-Pollinations, health humanities and poetry come together under the same scope, combining artistic expression with health practice and research.

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November 29, 2023 (Zoom): Cross-Pollinations

In Cross-Pollinations, health humanities and poetry come together under the same scope, combining artistic expression with health practice and research.

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September 27, 2023 (Zoom): Cross-Pollinations

In Cross-Pollinations, health humanities and poetry come together under the same scope, combining artistic expression with health practice and research.

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2022 Anne Szumigalski Lecture – Tolu Oloruntoba

The 2022 Anne Szumigalski Lecture presents: What have we left to us? Examining questions as a means of existential analysis in poetry with Tolu Oloruntoba This lecture is now available in print from Prairie Fire, Winter 22-23 Issue, Volume 43, No. 4. Check it out On the heels of a special Spring Anne Szumigalski Lecture from Parliamentary…

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Heartfelt: Custom Poetry Fundraiser

This February, we invite you to join us for Heartfelt: a custom poetry event where a Canadian poet will craft a one-of-a-kind poem for you in the moment.

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