National Poetry Month at Papyrus

Title: National Poetry Month at Papyrus

Date: April 18, 2015

academy-american-poetsLocation: New York, New York, US
Description: On April 18, Papyrus stores throughout New York City will partner with the Academy of American Poets in celebration of National Poetry Month by featuring local poets reading poems and signing their new books. 12 pm at 10 Columbus Circle: Rachel Eliza Griffiths reading from and signing Lighting the Shadow. 2 pm at 678 Hudson Street: Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick reading from and signing Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation. 4 pm at 73 Spring Street: Nathalie Handal reading from and signing The Republics.

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After Sunset Poetry Walk

Title: After Sunset Poetry Walk

Date: April 25, 2015

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Location: New York, New York, US
Description: Stroll the High Line at sunset and encounter a series of poetic performances along the park. Celebrate National Poetry Month with ten blocks of traditional readings, spoken word, and ASL Poetry. Presented in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets. April 25, 6:30 p.m., on the High Line at West 14th Street, NYC.

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Toronto New School of Writing presents Julie Joosten and Erina Harris

Title: Toronto New School of Writing presents Julie Joosten and Erina Harris

Date: April 9, 2015

toronto-new-school-writingLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: Toronto New School of Writing presents an evening of readings by Erina Harris, author of The Stag Head Spoke (Wolsak and Wynn) and Julie Joosten, author of Light Light (BookThug). As part of TNSoW’s Occasional Reading Series, this reading will feature the poetics of two women poets using the long form to challenge and engage readers with the languages of ecology and feminism.

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HIJ House Reading Series

Title: HIJ House Reading Series

Date: April 19, 2015

bookthugLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: Hazel and Jay MillAr of BookThug offer their House Reading Series called HIJ, which takes place once a month, on (or around) the third Sunday of the month, and features two writers who will read their work in a salon style setting in their home followed by a discussion and author Q&A. A new issue of HIJ Journal, featuring new work by the readers, will also be produced each month and be available for purchase. This month, the featured writers are Brecken Hancock, Grace O’Connell and Jacob Wren.

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Hear Here Salon

Title: Hear Here Salon

Date: April 1, 2015

hear-hereLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: Hear Here is a roaming literary salon: each event will be held in a different location around Toronto (office towers, commercial areas, store fronts, lobbies). The precise location will not be released until shortly before the event; instead, the group’s Be Here page will be changing on a regular basis. As the event draws ever closer, the map of Toronto will gradually zero in on Hear Here’s new address. After each event, the map will return to show Toronto in full and then repeat the process for the next event’s new location.

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Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate application deadline

Title: Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate application deadline

Date: April 10, 2015

creative-philadelphiaLocation: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Description: The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) created the Youth Poet Laureate position to promote interest in poetry throughout the city and to give one young person an opportunity to develop his or her talents in poetry. This individual will also promote poetry through their work with Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, and appearances in their capacity as Youth Poet Laureate during the upcoming Academic Year.

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ArtsEtc special issue on Kamau Brathwaite submission deadline

Title: ArtsEtc special issue on Kamau Brathwaite submission deadline

Date: March 31, 2015

Description: On May 11, Barbadian literary icon Kamau Brathwaite will turn 85 years of age. To celebrate this milestone birthday, and in full recognition that the best time to honour someone is when they can join in the festivities with you, ArtsEtc would like to offer Brathwaite some literary candles – but they need your help to do it. The editors are presently inviting writers to submit work to appear online in ArtsEtc No. 31. This issue’s content will essentially be dedicated to Kamau’s work, life and legacy.

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The League of Canadian Poets award shortlists announced

Title: The League of Canadian Poets award shortlists announced

Date: April 1, 2015

league-canadian-poetsLocation: Canada
Description: The theme for this year’s National Poetry Month is “Food & Poetry”. The awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert, Pat Lowther, Raymond Souster Memorial Awards, and the Sheri D. Wilson “Golden Beret” Spoken Word Award will be announced online at www.poets.ca.

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National Reading Campaign – Reading Town Canada

Title: National Reading Campaign – Reading Town Canada

Start Date: May 2, 2015
End Date: May 9, 2015

reading-town-canadaLocation: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Description: From May 2nd to 9th, 2015 the National Reading Campaign will create an exemplary model of what a reading Canada looks like. For one week, citizens of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and Calgary, Alberta, will weave reading into every aspect of their lives through a series of amazing events.

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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Title: Poem in Your Pocket Day

Date: April 30, 2015

academy-american-poetsLocation: United States
Description: Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day as schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets.

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