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National Poetry Month

April 1 - April 30

National Poetry Month is a month-long celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 and observed since 1999 in Canada. As the Academy of American Poets states, National Poetry Month is meant to widen the attention of individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to the …

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#todayspoem

April 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 30, 2019

In fact, every day is #todayspoem day. With the #todayspoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that happens to have made your day. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Each tweet is enough to spur a moment of …

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O, Miami Poetry Festival

April 1 - April 30
Miami Miami, FL United States

Every April, O, Miami produces the O, Miami Poetry Festival, a month-long initiative with the mission of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem. Past O, Miami participants have included Anne Carson, Kay Ryan, Juan Felipe Herrera, W.S. Merwin, Raúl Zurita, Kevin Young, Robert Hass, Patricia Smith, Antibalas, Manual Cinema, Martine Syms, Sonya …

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Sage Hill Summer Poetry Workshop application deadline

April 1

Instructed by Sandra Ridley, this is a facilitated retreat for six poets who have published some work and are working towards manuscript completion. The workshop offers a small group context. Focus will be on writing time, individual critiques, and on seminar discussions dealing with technical, philosophical, or conceptual issues in contemporary poetry. There will be …

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Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize submission deadline

April 1

This prize honours the vitality, vivacity and outspoken presence of poet-activist Muriel Marjorie, who passed on in the fall of 2018. Learn more here.

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National Poetry Month.ca

April 1 - April 30

Amanda Earl of AngelHousePress started NationalPoetryMonth.ca in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. NationalPoetryMonth.ca is a celebration of the nation of poetry. Poetry is a land of risk, play, meditation, provocation and delight. It cannot be contained within borders …

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Grain Magazine’s Short Grain Writing Contest submission deadline

April 1

Grain and the Short Grain Writing Contest have featured the work of such literary luminaries as Lorna Crozier, Xi Chua, Tim Lilburn, Guy Maddin, Patrick Lane, Miriam Toews, Zsuzsi Gartner, and Eleanor Wachtel. You could join them in the pages of Grain. This year's contest judges are Karen Solie (poetry) and Joshua Whitehead (fiction). Learn …

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8:00 am

#WhanThatAprilleDay

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the start of National Poetry Month by posting poetry to your social media channels and tagging the posts with #WhanThatAprilleDay (not to mention #NationalPoetryMonth, #twitterpoetryclub, #todayspoem ... and more!) Learn more here and here.

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Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! 2018 Contest submission deadline

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Founded in 2012 in New Westminster, BC, Royal Literary Arts Society (RCLAS) is a vibrant community of writers in the Lower Mainland and beyond. RCLAS has once again flung open the doors for aspiring writers to submit their best efforts in any of three writing genres (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) for the Society's annual Contest. …

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Writer’s Digest April Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge

April 1 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

PAD stands for Poem-A-Day, so this is a challenge in which poets write a poem each day of April. A prompt will be posted each morning, and poets will write a poem in response. Anyone who wants to write poetry – whether you’ve been writing all your life or just want to give it a …

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7:00 pm

#twitterpoetryclub

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 21, 2019 at 7:00pm

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One event on March 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 1, 2019 at 7:00pm

#twitterPoetryClub meets on Twitter, on alternating Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Their formula is pretty simple: members share beloved or interesting poems by posting the poet's name, hashtagging "TwitterPoetryClub" and including an image of the poem and/or a link to the full text. Once a poem is posted, everyone is free …

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