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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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Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poesie National Finals

April 23 - April 26
Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, writing, and recitation.  The 24 top-scoring students from the Online Semifinals and their teachers win a spot at the National Finals, plus travel and accommodation. The highlight of the event is our …

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Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poesie – La grande finale

April 23 - April 26
Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Les voix de la poésie/Poetry In Voice sont un organisme de bienfaisance qui encourage les élèves de partout au Canada à vivre l’aventure de la poésie par le biais de la lecture, de l’écriture et de la récitation. Les 24 élèves qui obtiennent les meilleurs scores à la demi-finale sur Internet, ainsi que leurs enseignants, …

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Text / Sound / Performance – Making in Canadian Space

April 25 - April 27
University College Dublin, Belfield Downs
Dublin, D14 YH57 Ireland

Scholars, students, writers, and community partners will gather in Dublin, Ireland for a three-day conference on the theme of TEXT/SOUND/PERFORMANCE: Making in Canadian Space. There will be a keynote address and masterclass workshop on each of the three pillars of the conference, alongside academic and creative panels,s roundtables, and performances. We will also offer a …

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The 36th Annual Tucson Poetry Festival

April 25 - April 28
Tucson Tucson, AZ United States

Over its 30-year history, the Festival has brought some of the most recognized poets of our time to Tucson: Allen Ginsberg, Joy Harjo, Simon Ortiz, W.S. Merwin, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sherman Alexie, Diane di Prima, Wanda Coleman, Gary Snyder, Donald Hall among many, many others. Learn more here and 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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6:00 pm

Tentacular Thinking & Writing: A Poetry Workshop

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Quebec Writers’ Federation, 1200 Ave Atwater
Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1X4 Canada

Can we think of form as something other than constraint? What if one's entire life experience were the constraint, as it is for the Afro-Cuban poet Kamau Brathwaite? And where is the body in this? This workshop, open to all, entertains a troubled, tentacular curiosity. Here the class will consider form in relation to time, …

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6:30 pm

Five Authors – Five New Books

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vancouver Island Regional Library – Courtenay Branch, 300 6th St
Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9V9 Canada

In honor of National Poetry Month, join these authors as they share from their new collections: Laura Matwichuk, Sarah de Leeuw, Cass Blanchard, Ali Blythe and Victoria Hetherington. Learn more here.

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7:00 pm

Parkland Poets Reading Series

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

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One event on November 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on January 10, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on January 24, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on March 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on March 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 25, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on May 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on May 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

Stony Plain Public Library, #112, 4613-52 Avenue
Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1E7 Canada

At each meeting, Parkland Poets will feature three readers who have signed up in advance to deliver a 10-minute reading. Following the featured readers, there will be an open mic session, where audience members can sign up (on the night itself) to deliver a brief 2-minute reading. Learn more here.

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