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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 - March 1, 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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February 1 - February 28
Oakland Oakland, CA United States

BAMBDFEST:2019 is a multi-day, multi-venue festival in celebration of the Black Arts Movement Business District and Black arts, culture, and economics in Oakland, CA. The month-long festival in February 2019, produced by the Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc. in collaboration with BAMBD, CDC, and The Flight Deck, is funded by a Creative California Communities grant from …

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Freedom to Read Week

February 24 - March 2

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council. Learn more here.

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Cosmonauts Avenue 2019 Poetry Prize submission deadline

February 27

What kinda poetry is Cosmonauts Avenue looking for? They want work that elevates and amplifies underrepresented voices, work that shines a light somewhere we should be looking, but maybe aren’t, work that settles into our bones so we can carry it with us awhile. Send your warm, your thoughtful, your unsettling, your funny & devastating, …

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Exhibition: Women and the Small Press

February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT United Kingdom

This exhibition celebrates some of the women of the small press movement, featuring work from the Scottish Poetry Library’s small press archive and pamphlet collections. ‘Women and The Small Press’ displays these pieces together for the first time, allowing them to converse with each other and with the SPL’s other collections and spaces. Artists featured …

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1:00 pm

Midweek Poems with Open Book

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT United Kingdom

Midweek Poems with Open Book is a weekly shared reading group, free and open to the public. Bring your appreciation of good poetry and listening ears as we read aloud and discuss several poems. Whether you are new to poetry or a long time reader, come join in as we dive deep into the world …

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7:00 pm

National Poetry Library Lates

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, 337-338 Belvedere Rd
London, Lambeth SE1 8XX United Kingdom

Come to the Southbank Centre for the first National Poetry Library Late salon, with live poetry from Hannah Lowe, Theresa Lola and MacGillivray. Relax in the Hayward Gallery Cafe, with chilled beats before and after the readings, and enjoy new poetry and spoken word in one of London's favourite hotspots for poetry lovers. Learn more …

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Annual lecture by Ireland Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Theatre O, Arts Building, University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The Ireland Professor of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin will give her annual lecture entitled ”Instead of a Shrine: Poetry and Ritual”. Learn more here.

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7:30 pm

Joy Harjo reads at Mississippi State University

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Turner A. Wingo Auditorium of Old Main Academic Center, 75 B. S. Hood Road
Mississippi State, MS 39762 United States

Member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo will present a public reading Feb. 27 at Mississippi State University. Serving as MSU’s Institute for the Humanities Writer-in-Residence for the spring semester, Harjo will read selections from her publications at the 7:30 p.m. free event. Learn more here.

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