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National Poetry Month

April 1 - April 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of April, repeating until April 30, 2020

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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O, Miami Poetry Festival

April 1 - April 30
Miami Miami, FL United States + Google Map

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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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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European Poetry Festival

April 4 - April 17

The European Poetry Festival was born out of a desire to celebrate, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovative what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across …

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#todayspoem

April 5
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

One event on May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on April 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on April 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on May 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

One event on July 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 23, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on May 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on September 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

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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Orcas Island Lit Fest

April 5 - April 7
Orcas Center, 917 Mount Baker Road
Eastsound, WA 98245 United States
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The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is an annual celebration of literature and community held in an inspiringly beautiful place. With the San Juan Islands as the backdrop, the festival brings together renowned authors and avid readers, visitors and locals, for three days of panels, readings and events that highlight the vibrant literary culture of …

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Cambridge Literary Festival

April 5 - April 7
Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom + Google Map

From poetry to politics, fiction to finance, history to hip-hop and comedy to current affairs, Cambridge Literary Festival brings an eclectic mix of today’s best writers, thinkers and speakers to Cambridge all year round. Established in 2003 as “Wordfest” before re-branding as Cambridge Literary Festival and becoming a registered charity in 2014, we deliver two …

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C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference 2019 Call for Proposals deadline

April 5

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the 2017 Women’s March, and the current Women’s Wave in the U.S. House of Representatives, women from diverse backgrounds are working together to empower each other. This work is galvanizing discourse and practice across many fields. The results of this synergy are palpable in the workforce, in politics, …

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Ongoing

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

Earthy Anecdotes

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Knife Fork Book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with an evening of Earthy Anecdotes with poets Ayesha Chatterjee, George Elliott Clarke, Catherine Graham, Kirby and Kathryn Mockler. Learn more here.

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7:30 pm

Reid and Munro at Planet Earth Poetry reading series

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hillside Coffee & Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave #103
Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2C4 Canada
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The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. It is a place where words are most important. A venue in which all manner of poets and writers are welcome; a place for excellence, innovation, collaboration, diverse projects and experiments. The evening begins at …

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An Evening with Margaret Atwood

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jesse H. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002-2715 United States
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Margaret Atwood will speak on a wide range of issues relating to literature, social activism, political engagement, the creative process, the artist’s role in society, technology and art, and, of course, her own accomplished body of work. Her pithy observations and witty comments enlighten and challenge audiences to think critically about our relationship to words …

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8:00 pm

The Shimmering Verge by Molly Peacock

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on April 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Theatre Francais de Toronto, 21 College St
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2B3 Canada
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The Shimmering Verge juxtaposes verse and prose in an exploration of the fine line between metaphor and reality in life and in art. In Molly's own words: "Like stones into a ring the poems are set among stories, confidences, little elucidations--funny, wry, sexy, sad, and shocking." From love, sex and marriage to loss, death and …

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