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Neilson, Downie and Ward at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Title: Neilson, Downie and Ward at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Date: November 28, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: The Art Bar is recognized as Canada’s longest running poetry-only, weekly reading series. Since 1991, it has featured both emerging and established poets from across Canada and occasionally from abroad. It has become a hub for the poetry community, and entry point for new voices, a place for people to enjoy one of the oldest arts.

This week’s offering features Shane Neilson, Glen Downie and Nichola (Nicki) Ward.

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Dundee Literary Festival

Title: Dundee Literary Festival

Start Date: October 18, 2017
End Date: October 22, 2017

Location: Dundee, Scotland
Description: Literary Dundee is a University of Dundee-led initiative that connects books, readers, writers and the brightest ideas, thanks to the University of Dundee and partners throughout the city and beyond. Literary Dundee delivers several key annual projects: Dundee Literary Festival (October), Dundee International Book Prize (in partnership with Dundee City Council’s One City, Many Discoveries Campaign), and events throughout the year.

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Sequestrum New Writer Awards: Poetry submission deadline

Title: Sequestrum New Writer Awards: Poetry submission deadline

Date: October 15, 2017

Description: From its advent, the mission of Sequestrum has been to feature new and emerging writers alongside literary heavyweights. With its New Writer Awards, hundreds in cash prizes and publication in a future issue of Sequestrum will be awarded to up-and-coming poets. This award is open only to writers who have not yet published a book-length manuscript.

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The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize submission deadline

Title: The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize submission deadline

Date: October 15, 2017

Description: PRISM has a total of three recurring contests: our annual Creative Non-Fiction competition, The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize, and The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction. Each contest is open to all writers, international and Canadian. Each entry includes a one-year subscription or subscription extension for PRISM international, beginning with the contest issue.

All 1st prize winners will be published in PRISM, and runners-up will be published at the discretion of the editors. All other entries will be considered for publication as regular submissions (for the possibility of publication in other issues of PRISM).

The judge of this year’s Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize is Aisha Sasha John.

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London Literature Festival

Title: London Literature Festival

Start Date: October 13, 2017
End Date: November 1, 2017

Location: London, England
Description: From talks by Philip Pullman and Claudia Rankine to Tom Hanks and Hillary Rodham Clinton, London Literature Festival features many of the most anticipated literary events of the year. This specially expanded edition of the festival opens with the 50th anniversary of Poetry International, sees the return of Young Adult Literature Weekender, features children’s events to coincide with the half-term week and boasts some of the best writers from across the Nordic region.

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Al Purdy Tribute Anthology submission deadline

Title: Al Purdy Tribute Anthology submission deadline

Date: December 30, 2017

Description: To mark the centenary of the birth of famed Canadian poet Al Purdy, his long-time publisher is calling for submissions for a 2018 anthology of poems written in tribute to the author. BC-based Harbour Publishing will issue the tribute poetry anthology in fall 2018. Previously published and new poems written in Purdy’s honour are both eligible for consideration. Up to three poems per poet may be submitted. The deadline for submissions is Purdy’s 99th birthday, December 30, 2017.

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World Poetry Summit

Title: World Poetry Summit

Date: October 15, 2017

Location: London, England
Description: Part of the London Literature Festival, the World Poetry Summit features Claudia Rankine, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Joy Harjo, Sjón, Yang Lian, Vahni Capildeo and Anne Carson.

In a gathering of major international voices to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Poetry International, this Royal Festival Hall reading transports the audience across the globe, and extols the transformative power of poetry.

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#todayspoem

Title: #todayspoem

Date: December 19, 2017

Description: In fact, every day is #todayspoem day. With the #todayspoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that happens to have made your day. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Each tweet is enough to spur a moment of delight or recognition or, handily favorited in Twitter, is a lovely bookmark for future poetry explorations.

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#todayspoem

Title: #todayspoem

Date: January 22, 2018

Description: In fact, every day is #todayspoem day. With the #todayspoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that happens to have made your day. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Each tweet is enough to spur a moment of delight or recognition or, handily favorited in Twitter, is a lovely bookmark for future poetry explorations.

Learn more here.

Return to the International Poetry Calendar.