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Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

April 21 - July 31

Explore an online exhibition of fiber artist Laurie Wohl's Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory, which was to be on display at the University of Arizona Poetry Center during spring 2020. The online exhibit includes photographs of the pieces and text from the exhibit labels, as well as a recording of a gallery talk by …

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The Frost Place 2020 Conference on Poetry and Teaching (online)

June 27 - July 2

This year’s conference (June 27 to July 1, Writing Intensive July 1 to 2), will be held entirely online. The Conference on Poetry and Teaching is a unique opportunity for teachers to work closely with both their peers and a team of illustrious poets who have particular expertise in working with teachers at all levels. …

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Brooklin Poetry Society 3rd Annual Poetry Contest submission deadline

June 30

Canadian poets are invited to submit up to 6 unpublished poems to the Brooklin Poetry Society’s 3rd Annual Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is borrowed from the League of Canadian Poets’, A World of Poetry. How does poetry affect and shape the world? Given recent global events, can poetry address the world? What about poetry …

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The Capilano Review New Physicalities Spring Contest submission deadline

June 30

As civic selves we have been called upon to “do our part,” to distance from one another to slow the spread of a virus. We retreat and stock up in preparation for emergency measures even while, as a whole, we are reminded of the necessity of connection, relations, and community. We share stories, salt dough …

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Cloud Lake Literary Volume One submission deadline

June 30

It should come as no surprise that Cloud Lake Literary publishes literary writing. However, they also believe that typically commercial stories and themes can be well-written and developed and so they welcome all submissions for consideration. They are looking for outstanding writing, surprising and special stories, and passionate writers. Cloud Lake Literary accepts unsolicited submissions …

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#DrawtheWord Spring Book Challenge contest deadline

June 30

Together with the Writers' Trust of Canada, authors Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Jenny Heijun Wills challenge Canadians to buy and read a Canadian book published in spring 2020. Enter the spring book challenge by using #DrawtheWord on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to share an original drawing inspired by any Canadian book published March-June 2020. …

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Collusion Books anthology submission deadline

June 30

Collusion Books is accepting submissions of collaborative poetry — on the theme "future(s)" — for digital publication in their second charitable anthology, co-edited by Síle Englert and with artwork by Tristan Onek's AI Aesthete. Learn more here.

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Arvon at Home Writing Week: Starting to Write – Leaping into poetry and prose

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - July 3 @ 9:00 pm

If you have the urge to write but don’t know where to begin, or have made a start but need fresh impetus to push on through, this online week is for you. In practical poetry and fiction workshops we will spark your imagination and allow you to experiment with form and story. In one-to-one tutorials …

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8:00 am

CHANGED: 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline (1 of 2) for entries

June 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

All 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize entries, regardless of their 2020 publication dates, can be submitted up to December 31, 2020. For this year, the June 30th deadline will be waived. Learn more here about how to enter and how to obtain entry forms.

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2:00 pm

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with Ella Frears

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Forward Prizes for Poetry invite all to enjoy readings from the shortlisted books in their new Meet the Poet series, starting on Tuesday June 30th at 7pm with Ella Frears' debut collection Shine, Darling. Ticket buyers will be given the chance to submit questions in advance and each session will be moderated by a …

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8:00 pm

Crozier and Day at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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