Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poesie National Finals
April 23 - April 26
Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, writing, and recitation.
The 24 top-scoring students from the Online Semifinals and their teachers win a spot at the National Finals, plus travel and accommodation.
The highlight of the event is our contest, in which Canadian poets, actors, and other cultural figures judge students’ recitations, award nearly $25,000 in prizes, and name a National Champion in each of our three language streams: English, French, and Bilingual.
The event also includes cultural activities. So far, we’ve hosted a private Q&A with Margaret Atwood, poetry-themed gallery tours, a screening of Al Purdy Was Here followed by a Q&A with director Brian Johnson, the Amazing Recitation Race, writing workshops for students, and best-practice workshops for teachers.