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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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Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad

January 22 - February 9
Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St.
London, Ontario N6A 3E4 Canada

“Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins Penelope, the famously faithful wife of the Greek hero Odysseus, speaking from the afterlife in Hades. Canadian literary icon (and founding Griffin trustee) Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale, Alias Grace) retells Homer’s Odyssey through Penelope’s eyes: her husband’s return, along with vengeance and a shocking and …

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7:00 pm

Ian Williams Toronto book launch for “Reproduction”

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M6 Canada

Another Story Bookshop and Random House Canada present the Toronto launch for Reproduction by Ian Williams. Ian Williams will read from Reproduction, followed by a conversation with Canisia Lubrin. Learn more here.

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8:00 pm

Cessac, Wu and Truscott at the Art Bar Poetry Series

January 29 @ 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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