International Poetry Calendar

Somewhere in the world, every day, someone is writing poetry, reading poetry, encouraging and mentoring poetry, awarding recognition to poetry, presenting and celebrating poetry in new and unusual ways. Take a look at where and when and how poetry is happening. Send us poetry-related dates or events you’d like to see on our ever-blossoming Griffin International Poetry Calendar.

Loading Events

Events for October 2020

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

Kingston Readers and Writers Virtual Festival

2020 Wild Words North Writing Festival (virtual)

The Word On the Street

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

Wordfest 25@25

Poetry with Kevin Higgins – Evening Remote Course with Galway Arts Centre

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

AfterWords Literary Festival (online)

The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2020 submission deadline

Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020 submission deadline

Victoria Festival of Authors

Forest Poet-Tree Walk Podcast and Webcast

Paul Muldoon Poetry Reading: Why Brownlee Left

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

AfterWords Literary Festival (online)

Victoria Festival of Authors

Governor General’s Literary Awards nomination deadline

Canadian Library Month

National Poetry Day (UK)

7th Annual Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence in Poetry submission deadline

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

AfterWords Literary Festival (online)

Victoria Festival of Authors

Canadian Library Month

Reading: de Meijer, du Plessis, MacAskill

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

AfterWords Literary Festival (online)

Victoria Festival of Authors

Canadian Library Month

Writing into the Unknown: Fortifying a Curious and Imaginative Practice with Sue Goyette

Poetry in Translation – Molly Peacock, A.F. Moritz, Alice Major, George Elliott Clarke and Anna Yin

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

AfterWords Literary Festival (online)

Victoria Festival of Authors

Canadian Library Month

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

Canadian Library Month

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

Canadian Library Month

Wordfest 25@25

Poetry with Kevin Higgins – Evening Remote Course with Galway Arts Centre

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

Canadian Library Month

Introduction to Poetry

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

Poetry Reading with Nicole Sealey and Vijay Seshadri

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

Canadian Library Month

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

Canadian Library Month

30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

Canadian Library Month

Winchester Poetry Prize 2020 winners announced

Canadian Library Month

Canadian Library Month

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Poetry Towards a Collection

Canadian Library Month

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Poetry Towards a Collection

Wordfest 25@25

Poetry with Kevin Higgins – Evening Remote Course with Galway Arts Centre

Canadian Library Month

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Poetry Towards a Collection

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

Canadian Library Month

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Poetry Towards a Collection

Thomas Morton Prize submission deadline

Canadian Library Month

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Poetry Towards a Collection

Canadian Library Month

Canadian Library Month

Alaska Quarterly Review Benefit Reading Series: Elizabeth Bradfield, Sean Hill & Robert Wrigley

Canadian Library Month

Vancouver Writers Fest

Canadian Library Month

Vancouver Writers Fest

Wordfest 25@25

Poetry with Kevin Higgins – Evening Remote Course with Galway Arts Centre

Carson and Stacey at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

Canadian Library Month

Vancouver Writers Fest

Introduction to Poetry

Poetry London Readings (online) – Ali Blythe / Randy Lundy

Canadian Library Month

Vancouver Writers Fest

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

Irresistible Revolution: A Conversation on Poetry and Community

Canadian Library Month

Vancouver Writers Fest

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

Canadian Library Month

Vancouver Writers Fest

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

Online: Free Time: Building Community for Incarcerated Writers

The Last Poets & Christine Otten

Canadian Library Month

Vancouver Writers Fest

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020 winners announced

Alaska Quarterly Review Benefit Reading Series: Dina Nayeri & Celeste Ng

Best Canadian Poetry Launch

Sunday Poetry Readings

Canadian Library Month

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

Brick Books 45th Anniversary Celebration

Canadian Library Month

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

Wordfest 25@25

Poetry with Kevin Higgins – Evening Remote Course with Galway Arts Centre

Barwin and Leblanc at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

Canadian Library Month

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

#todayspoem

Canadian Library Month

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

Canadian Library Month

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

Canadian Library Month

Poetry on the Front Lines

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

National Poetry Competition submission deadline

+ Export Events


Do you have a poetry-related date or event to suggest for the Griffin International Poetry Calendar? Please submit it using the following form.

* indicates required field

Powered by Fast Secure Contact Form

Please note:

The Griffin Trust posts information about poetry-related events as a courtesy and in tribute to poets, publishers and event organizers around the world. The event descriptions posted here are excerpted from information provided on web sites and event pages external to the Griffin Poetry Prize web site. For more details or to direct inquiries about these events, please click on the “Learn more” links provided on each event posting.

By submitting your event information, you consent to its inclusion in the Griffin International Poetry Calendar.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *