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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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Edinburgh International Book Festival (online)

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 Edinburgh International Book Festival will be presented online from Saturday 15 to Monday 31 August. The programme, made up of over 100 events for adults, families and children, will offer both live and pre-recorded conversations featuring leading writers, poets and participants from around the world. Events will be free to view, and available …

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7:00 pm

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with Caroline Bird in conversation with Leaf Arbuthnot

August 18 @ 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

One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The founding members of the Poetry Coalition will present One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives. The Poetry Coalition is a national alliance of more than 25 organizations dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people …

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Lorimer and Patriarca at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

August 18 @ 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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