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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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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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#todayspoem

April 27
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One event on January 22, 2019 at 12:00am

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

One event on March 5, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on April 27, 2019 at 12:00am

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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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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LitFest New West

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
New Westminster New Westminster, British Columbia Canada

LitFest New West aims to bring together a variety of programming through readings, storytelling, workshops, and discussions. They offer a short story competition, slam poetry reading, and award winning authors. Learn more here.

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9:00 am

Sierra Poetry Festival

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sierra College, 250 Sierra College Dr
Grass Valley, CA 95945 United States

Nevada County Arts Council will present its 3rd Annual Sierra Poetry Festival on April 27, 2019 at Sierra College in Grass Valley, attended by some of the most exciting local, national and international poets and performers. Early bird registration will open in early January 2019, while opportunities to join the family of benefactors are now …

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10:00 am

Let’s Go Deeper: Ways to Access Truth in Poetry

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St.
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0 Canada

Do you start poems and then stop, not sure where to go with them, and how to take them there? Do you in fact stop writing poems before you start, worried about language, and the effect it has? In this full-day workshop, workshop leader Alice Burdick will help you work on ways to open up …

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