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One-Line Haiku online course

January 16 - April 23

Even more minimalist than haiku, the "monoku" is a poem in one short line. They’ve become increasingly popular and more widely published in journals and anthologies. So if a single short line is the shape of monoku, what is the substance of this tiny haiku derivative? This course will encourage you to consider what a …

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Freedom to Read Week

February 23 - February 29

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council. Learn more here.

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RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers submission deadline

February 25

Established in memory of poet Bronwen Wallace, this award now presents two awards for short fiction and poetry every year, effective 2020. As Ms. Wallace’s first book was not published until she was 35, this annual award is given to a writer below the age of 35 who has yet to be published in book …

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6:30 pm

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXXII

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tranzac Club, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2M7 Canada
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The most diverse poetry reading and open mic in Toronto, Shab-e She’r has been bridging the gap between diverse poetry communities, bringing together people from different ethnicities, nationalities, ages, disabilities, religions (or lack thereof), poetic styles, voices and visions. At Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) we don’t just wait for diversity to happen: we actively invite …

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7:00 pm

Erin Brubacher + Mark Tredinnick at Tree Reading Series

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Goat Coffee Co., Happy Goat Coffee Co., 35 Laurel Street
Ottawa, Ontario k1Y 4M4 Canada
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Running since May 9, 1980, the Tree Reading Series (Tree) is one of Canada's longest-running literary events and an essential part of Ottawa's vibrant literary community. Tree is a non-profit organization that supports established and emerging writers from Ottawa and across Canada by offering a supportive public venue for writers to present their own work …

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8:00 pm

Black History Month Celebration at the Art Bar Poetry Series

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free Times Cafe, Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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The Art Bar is recognized as Canada's longest running poetry-only, weekly reading series. Since 1991, it has featured both emerging and established poets from across Canada and occasionally from abroad. It has become a hub for the poetry community, and entry point for new voices, a place for people to enjoy one of the oldest …

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