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Interactive Poetry Library in Poetry Tram

September 10 - October 1
Bucharest Bucharest, Romania + Google Map

A tram running on Bucharest’s line 1 will host an interactive poetry library between September 10 and October 1, as part of the Poetry Tram project of Arta nu Musca (Art Doesn’t Bite) organization, in a partnership with the Bucharest City Hall and the capital’s public transport company STB. Those taking the tram will be …

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Transe Poétique

September 18 - September 21
Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince, Haiti + Google Map

The inaugural edition of this festival will present works and poets under the theme "Poetry will save the world", a stirring phrase borrowed from poet guest of honour Jean-Pierre Siméon. Learn more here.

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Poetry, a Conversation: China and the UK

September 18 - September 19
University of Leeds, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Readings, lectures and more will foster a conversation between poets from China, the UK, and Singapore. Poets taking part include: Simon Armitage, Malika Booker, Kimberly Campanello, Ian Duhig, Zaffar Kunial, Madeleine Lee, Li Yuansheng, Lu Ye, Helen Mort, Na Ye, Jennifer Lee Tsai, Wang Jiaxin, John Whale, Eleanor Wong, Hai-Sui Yu, Yang Biwei, Yang Ke, …

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Toronto Lit Up application deadline

September 19

The Toronto International Festival of Authors has partnered with the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) on Toronto Lit Up: a multi-year initiative designed to spotlight local writers and empower them with career-building opportunities. As any Toronto Arts Council funded programme, Toronto Lit Up is designed to represent the residents of the City of Toronto and its …

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7:00 pm

National Book Festival presents Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson Building – Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium, 10 1st Street SE
Washington, DC 20540 United States
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Awarding-winning poet Joy Harjo will give her inaugural reading as the 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Harjo is the first Native American to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate. The historic reading marks the beginning of Harjo’s laureateship, which traditionally launches the Library’s …

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