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Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

October 13, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Guelph Guelph, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word began as a small festival in Ottawa in 2004. At that time, it was dubbed the Canadian Spoken Wordlympics. The first festival included six teams of poets and a small number of guests in attendance. In just nine short years, the festival grew from 6 teams to 20+, with …

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8:00 am

Writers Read Concordia presents Doireann Ní Ghríofa and LeAnne Howe

October 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Department of English S-LB 674 2 Concordia University, Department of English S-LB 674 2 Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada
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The 2019-2020 Writers Read Concordia season emphasizes the local, the influencers, the activist, the transformative, the conversation and the collaborative impulses. Co-sponsored with the School for Canadian Irish Studies, Writers Read Concordia presents Doireann Ní Ghríofa and LeAnne Howe for an evening of Irish and Choctaw poetry, followed by a masterclass the next day. Learn …

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6:30 pm

Writing About Illness and Disability workshop with Jacob Scheier

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

401 Richmond, 401 Richmond, 401 Richmond Street West, Room 401
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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In this eight-week writing workshop participants will be writing poetry and personal narrative (prose) exploring illness and disability. Through close reading, discussion of literary devices and workshop writing exercises and assignments, participants will work towards making their experiences of illness and disability speak to others in an evocative and possibly provocative way. Subject matter is …

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7:00 pm

League of Canadian Poets Nova Scotia Members’ Reading

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7 Canada
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Join the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and the League of Canadian Poets for a reading by five Nova Scotian members of the League of Canadian Poets: Janet Barkhouse, Deirdre Dwyer, Chad Norman, Anne Simpson, and Margo Wheaton. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Halifax independent bookstore Bookmark …

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