A Singer Must Die

Title: A Singer Must Die

Date: February 26, 2018

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description: Art of Time Ensemble has assembled a group of artists – singers, authors, and musicians alike – with profound love and respect for Leonard Cohen’s work to pay tribute to his legacy.

Singers Steven Page, Sarah Harmer, Sarah Slean, Tom Wilson, and Gregory Hoskins will perform Cohen’s songs in arrangements by top Canadian composers, and a rotating cast of writers – including Michael Redhill, Karen Solie, Barbara Gowdy and more – will share personal anecdotes.

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A Singer Must Die

Title: A Singer Must Die

Start Date: February 22, 2018
End Date: February 24, 2018

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: Art of Time Ensemble has assembled a group of artists – singers, authors, and musicians alike – with profound love and respect for Leonard Cohen’s work to pay tribute to his legacy.

Singers Steven Page, Sarah Harmer, Sarah Slean, Tom Wilson, and Gregory Hoskins will perform Cohen’s songs in arrangements by top Canadian composers, and a rotating cast of writers – including Michael Redhill, Karen Solie, Barbara Gowdy and more – will share personal anecdotes.

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Selvage/ Salvage a writing workshop and reading with Hoa Nguyen

Title: Selvage/ Salvage a writing workshop and reading with Hoa Nguyen

Date: February 21, 2018

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Description: Hoa Nguyen will first offer a three-hour workshop, in which participants will experiment with various writing techniques that invite advanced forms of receptivity. Working, sorting and weaving through the perceptional fields that make up our palimpsest world, participants will write poems as a site of simultaneous struggle and recovery.

Following the workshop, Nguyen will give a reading, and then workshop participants will have an opportunity to read in an open mic to finish the evening.

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Berton House Writers’ Retreat application deadline

Title: Berton House Writers’ Retreat application deadline

Date: February 21, 2018

Location: Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Description: Submissions for the July 2018 to June 2019 period are now open. Four writers will be selected to live and write for three months each in Dawson City, Yukon, in the childhood home of noted Canadian author Pierre Berton. Residents will receive a $6,000 honorarium, part of which may be covered by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Research and Creation grant program. (Successful Berton House applicants are required to apply to the Research and Creation program before receiving an honorarium from the Writers’ Trust.) Housing and travel costs are covered by the Writers’ Trust.

Applicants will have published at least one book with a professional publishing house and established themselves in any literary creative discipline (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young readers, playwriting).

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Wilson, Powe and de Giacomo at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Title: Wilson, Powe and de Giacomo at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Date: March 13, 2018

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 Sheri-D Wilson, Bruce W. Powe and Rocco de Giacomo.

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Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! 2018 Contest winners announced

Title: Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! 2018 Contest winners announced

Date: April 30, 2018

Description: Founded in 2012 in New Westminster, BC, Royal Literary Arts Society (RCLAS) is a vibrant community of writers in the Lower Mainland and beyond. RCLAS has once again flung open the doors for aspiring writers to submit their best efforts in any of three writing genres (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) for the Society’s annual Contest.

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Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! 2018 Contest submission deadline

Title: Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! 2018 Contest submission deadline

Date: April 1, 2018

Location: Canada
Description: Founded in 2012 in New Westminster, BC, Royal Literary Arts Society (RCLAS) is a vibrant community of writers in the Lower Mainland and beyond. RCLAS has once again flung open the doors for aspiring writers to submit their best efforts in any of three writing genres (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) for the Society’s annual Contest.

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StAnza Poetry Festival

Title: StAnza Poetry Festival

Start Date: March 7, 2018
End Date: March 11, 2018

Location: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Description: StAnza’s mission is to celebrate poetry, to bring poetry to audiences and to enable encounters with poetry. The organisation works all year round to deliver poetry events and projects in Scotland and beyond.

StAnza’s main focus is its annual festival in St Andrews each spring. Now recognised as one of the leading poetry festivals in the UK and Europe, StAnza has over the years featured a strong list of contemporary poets from within Scotland and also from across the UK and the rest of the world. StAnza has brought a range of major poets to the festival, commissioned art works from leading artists, featured both past and present Poet Laureates, and has brought poets from over 50 countries worldwide to the festival.

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Cork International Poetry Festival

Title: Cork International Poetry Festival

Start Date: February 13, 2018
End Date: February 17, 2018

Location: Cork, Ireland
Description: Ireland’s largest annual poetry festival features poets from across the English-speaking world as well as poets working in other languages. This year’s lineup includes Ken Babstock, Emily Berry, Ishion Hutchinson, Mary O’Donnell, D.A. Powell, Mark Roper, Jane Yeh and more.

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