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2020 CBC Poetry Prize submission deadline

May 31

Stephen Collis, Dionne Brand and Kaie Kellough will judge the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize. The CBC Poetry Prize recognizes original, unpublished Canadian poetry. The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and will have their work published …

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Edmonton Poetry Festival PoFest Poetry Prize submission deadline

May 31

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is proud to present its first-ever PoFest Poetry Prize judged by Griffin Poetry Prize Finalist Doyali Islam. The PoFest Poetry Prize will award 2 prizes this year in celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary: $1000.00 to one winning poem and $500.00 to one youth poem. The submission fee for this contest …

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2020 bpNichol Chapbook Award submission deadline

May 31

The bpNichol Chapbook Award recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form within Canada. The prize is awarded to a poetry chapbook judged to be the best submitted. The author receives $4,000 and the publisher receives $500. Awarded continuously since 1986, the bpNichol Chapbook Award is currently administered by the Meet the Presses collective. …

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40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - June 19 @ 7:00 pm

Kamau Brathwaite has left us all an extensive and generous inheritance. His work reaches back to our collective past. He tended to that in his role as historian and cultural critic but he was also never afraid of innovation. Beginning on the occasion of his 90th born day (May 11), we honour his gifts for …

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Afrolit Sans Frontieres

May 25 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm

Afrolit Sans Frontieres is a virtual literary festival with leading names in African letters today with curation by Maaza Mengiste and Zukiswa Wanner. There will be 16 writers from 14 countries streaming from 13 cities in English, French, and Portuguese over eight days. Learn more here.

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