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30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

August 1 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

With the aim of exploring the initiative to broaden poetry among human beings in their gravest hour, fighting the fear, the pandemic and death, and conduct a refreshing dialogue between poets, artists, academics, scientists and the laureates of the Alternative Nobel Prize in order to elucidate new avenues on the unresolved problems of human society, …

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7:00 pm

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with Vicki Feaver in conversation with Alexandra Harris

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Forward Meet The Poet is a new online series which will feature readings from the ten books shortlisted for the 2020 Forward Prizes. It’s an opportunity to hear excellent writers read live, discuss what they do with words, and see them field questions. These will be moderated by a member of the 2020 Forward Prizes …

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8:00 pm

Poetry and Poetics: a trio of readings

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Palimpsest Press as they celebrate, in conjunction with Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop, three new titles for 2020: Andrew DuBois's book of essays and reviews, Start To Figure; David Ly's debut poetry collection, Mythical Man; and Robert Colman's poetry collection Democratically Applied Machine. Learn more here.

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