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Constructing Spaces exhibition

October 18, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom

Make room for creativity at an interactive reconstruction of Scottish poet WS Graham’s creative space in an exhibition celebrating his centenary year. Bringing together Graham's library, his original writing desk, and manuscript copies of his poems, the National Poetry Library’s exhibition reflects on what makes a space 'creative' and how, in turn, these spaces shape …

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

November 3, 2018 - February 23, 2019
The Secret Handshake Gallery, 170a Baldwin Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Concrete is Porous, Act 1: Visual is an exhibition of concrete poetry. The opening reception is November 3, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm at The Secret Handshake Gallery. The exhibition features work by bill bissett, derek beaulieu, Adeena Karasick, bpNichol, Gary Barwin, Gustave Morin, Grant Wilkins, Barbara Caruso, Judith Copithorne and more. Learn more here.

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49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

December 3 - December 14

From December 3 to 14, you could win some of 2018’s biggest books – something for absolutely everyone on your list – or for you. Each day, 49th Shelf will open a different prize pack. On December 7th, the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist will be showcased. You have one day to enter for a …

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10:00 am

Poetry workshop with Jane Munro

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Gibsons & District Public Library, 470 South Fletcher Road, Box 109
Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0 Canada

Griffin Poetry Prize winner Jane Munro teaches a free workshop, “Poetry is Fun,” for poets of all levels. The event is presented in partnership with the Federation of BC Writers, with sponsorship from the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts. Learn more here.

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2:00 pm

HappenStance launch and Christmas party

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT United Kingdom

The Scottish Poetry Library offers a seasonal chance to chat and schmooze with poets, with short readings (starting 2.15pm) from new pamphlets by popular poets M.R. Peacocke and D.A. Prince, and debut authors Geoff Lander and Helen Nicholson. From light verse on heavy science to the secret life of bookmarks — with drinks, and cakes …

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Author reading with Jane Munro

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gibsons & District Public Library, 470 South Fletcher Road, Box 109
Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0 Canada

Join Griffin Poetry Prize winner Jane Munro as she shares poetry and prose of BC’s coast. The event is presented in partnership with the Federation of BC Writers, with sponsorship from the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts. Books will be for sale at the event. Learn more here.

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