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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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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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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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Orcas Island Lit Fest

April 5 - April 7
Orcas Center, 917 Mount Baker Road
Eastsound, WA 98245 United States

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

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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Walcott Festival Writing Workshops

April 6
Medulla Art Gallery, 37 Fitt Street
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

In 2019 Ti-Jean Productions and the Walcott Festival Committee will host a series of events showcasing the work of the Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott (1930-2017). The events include a panel discussion entitled ‘Walcott’s Way’ with Ishion Hutchinson, Kate Snodgrass, Donald ‘Jackie’ Hinkson and Wendell Manwarren, moderated by Sean Hinkson. Learn more here.

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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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1:00 pm

15th Annual Barry Dempster Poetry Celebration

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Hill Public Library, 1 Atkinson Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 0H5 Canada

Barry Dempster is hosting Richmond Hill Public Library's 15th annual celebration of National Poetry Month. Poets of Honour are Heather Cadsby, Degan Davis, Doyali Islam, Jim Johnstone and Brenda Leifso. Enjoy readings, refreshments and book signings. Learn more here.

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2:00 pm

Trowbridge Stanza

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, 10 Stallard Street
Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 9AE United Kingdom

Trowbridge Stanza meets on the first Saturday of each month at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge. Guest poets, open-mic, informal workshops, poetry discussion. Stanzas are poetry groups run voluntarily by members of the UK Poetry Society. Everyone is welcome to this friendly group. Learn more here.

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8:00 pm

The Shimmering Verge by Molly Peacock

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Theatre Francais de Toronto, 21 College St
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2B3 Canada

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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