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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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Berton House Writers’ Retreat application deadline

December 11

Berton House is a cozy cottage situated on the edge of the historic northern town of Dawson City. With special roots as Pierre Berton’s childhood home, the residency has hosted 84 writers since it was launched in 1996 and has played an influential role in the publication of dozens upon dozens of manuscripts. Poets, fiction …

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Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Artistic Director application deadline

December 11

The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival (EMWF) is a well-established and highly respected not-for-profit literary organization dedicated to the creation of connection and community by presenting and promoting Canadian literature. The EMWF provides stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining programming for all ages—children, young adults and adults—through an annual three-day Festival in early September, and workshops and literary …

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7:30 pm

The Poets Settlement with Michael Seidlinger + open mic

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Halyards, 406 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Since its inception, Poets Settlement has fostered an inclusive environment for poets and those drawn to the genre of poetry. By looking outward to the local community of writers, Poets Settlement has established a backdrop for a wide-span of writers to bring their work to an organic and supportive audience. As the program grows, so …

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8:00 pm

Hot Ottawa Voices 2018 at Tree Reading Series

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Black Squirrel Books & Cafe, 1073 Bank St
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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 …

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Al Purdy Special Event at the Art Bar Poetry Series

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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 …

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