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Poet El Jones disinvited from presentation to Supreme Court of Canada

The League joins TWUC and PEN Canada in condemning the disinvitation of anti-Black racism advocates from a presentation to the law clerks of the Supreme Court of Canada. Among the guests is Canadian poet, professor, and activist El Jones.

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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. 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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LCP Chapbook Series: call for submissions from trans, nonbinary, and two-spirit poets

Being trans, nonbinary or two-spirit is a powerful and sacred thing, and sometimes, that can feel like a lot to carry. Send me your poems of trans ordinariness, your small joys and frustrations, your quiet moments of connection or escape, your quotidian. Let me see the power and beauty of your everyday.

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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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LCP Spoken Word Award: Inaugural winners

Join the League of Canadian Poets in congratulating Adeena Karasick and Ian Keteku, the inaugural winners of the LCP Spoken Word Award!

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LCP statement on censorship and activism

Recently, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of censorship of artists and arts workers worldwide with regards to the Israel-Palestine war, with particular censorship of pro-Palestine perspectives; the League condemns such censorship, as it stands in direct contradiction to Canada’s protected freedom of expression, and the League’s values of inclusiveness and representation.

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