Category Archives: International Events

Muldoon’s Picnic

Title: Muldoon’s Picnic

Date: February 12, 2018

Location: New York, New York, US
Description: The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.

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Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

Title: Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

Start Date: March 1, 2018
End Date: March 4, 2018

Location: the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples
Description: Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists. This year’s lineup includes Amber Dawn, Caroline Adderson, Carleigh Baker, Marie Annharte Baker, Adèle Barclay, Farzana Doctor, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Jen Sookfong Lee, Emily Pohl-Weary, Vivek Shraya and more.

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Hot Ottawa Voices and Canisia Lubrin at Tree Reading Series

Title: Hot Ottawa Voices and Canisia Lubrin at Tree Reading Series

Date: June 26, 2018

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Description: Running since May 9, 1980, the Tree Reading Series (Tree) is one of Canada’s longest-running literary events and an essential part of Ottawa’s vibrant literary community. Tree is a non-profit organization that supports established and emerging writers from Ottawa and across Canada by offering a supportive public venue for writers to present their own work and to benefit from exposure to the work of other writers. In providing this service, Tree hopes to inspire and sustain the development of the literary community in Ottawa and to promote Ottawa as an important community for Canadian literary arts.

The evening features readings by Canisia Lubrin and a selection of poets from Ottawa, followed by an open mic.

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Tanis MacDonald and rob mclennan at Tree Reading Series

Title: Tanis MacDonald and rob mclennan at Tree Reading Series

Date: June 12, 2018

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Description: Running since May 9, 1980, the Tree Reading Series (Tree) is one of Canada’s longest-running literary events and an essential part of Ottawa’s vibrant literary community. Tree is a non-profit organization that supports established and emerging writers from Ottawa and across Canada by offering a supportive public venue for writers to present their own work and to benefit from exposure to the work of other writers. In providing this service, Tree hopes to inspire and sustain the development of the literary community in Ottawa and to promote Ottawa as an important community for Canadian literary arts.

The evening features a workshop on a topic to be announced with Henry Beissel, readings by Tanis MacDonald and rob mclennan, and then an open mic.

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Whitney French at Tree Reading Series

Title: Whitney French at Tree Reading Series

Date: May 22, 2018

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Description: Running since May 9, 1980, the Tree Reading Series (Tree) is one of Canada’s longest-running literary events and an essential part of Ottawa’s vibrant literary community. Tree is a non-profit organization that supports established and emerging writers from Ottawa and across Canada by offering a supportive public venue for writers to present their own work and to benefit from exposure to the work of other writers. In providing this service, Tree hopes to inspire and sustain the development of the literary community in Ottawa and to promote Ottawa as an important community for Canadian literary arts.

The evening features a workshop on a topic to be announced with Claudia Coutu Radmore, a reading by Whitney French, and then an open mic.

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Briesmaster, McCabe and Ellenbogen at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Title: Briesmaster, McCabe and Ellenbogen at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Date: March 6, 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 Allan Briesmaster, Steven McCabe and Beverly Ellenbogen.

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Hamilton, Fefferman and Ibrahimi at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Title: Hamilton, Fefferman and Ibrahimi at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Date: February 27, 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 Tom Hamilton, Stanley Fefferman and Ali Ibrahimi.

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Black History Month Poetry Celebration at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Title: Black History Month Poetry Celebration at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Date: February 20, 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 a series of presenters celebrating Black History Month.

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Valentines Night at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Title: Valentines Night at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Date: February 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 an all open mic competition for Valentines Night.

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The Wikipedia Slam

Title: The Wikipedia Slam

Date: February 16, 2018

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Description: Wikipedia states that a Poetry Slam is “a competition in which poets read or recite original work” and that Originality is “the aspect of created or invented works [that is] new or novel.” Well, join Poetry as F*ck for a new, novel, and original way of doing a Poetry Slam[citation needed]. It’s… The Wikipedia Slam. Poets will compete in two rounds.

Round 1: The Definite Article. Our poets will read or recite their favourite Wikipedia entry. They will wow you, and the judges, with their grace and skill and knowledge.

Round 2: [citation needed]. Wikipedia is renowned as an unimpeachable source of accurate information. In this round we ask the question: Have our poets got their facts straight? Well? Have they? We’ll be the judge of that.

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