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AfterWords Literary Festival (online)

September 30 - October 4

The AfterWords Literary Festival was co-founded by Ryan Turner and Stephanie Domet, and in the fall of 2019, AfterWords held its inaugural edition. Mona Awad, Caroline Adderson, Lynn Coady, Andre Fenton, Nolan Natasha, and Kamal Al-Solaylee are just some of the sixteen authors the festival brought together from Nova Scotia, across Canada, and beyond. In …

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The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2020 submission deadline

September 30

The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets were established in 2009 to promote the pamphlet form and to enable poets and publishers to develop. Since then, they have grown to include four awards, for ‘Poetry Pamphlet’, ‘Publisher’, ‘Illustration’ and ‘Poetry Pamphlet in a Celtic Language’, carrying prizes of up to £5,000, and awarding places on …

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Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020 submission deadline

September 30

The Barjeel Art Foundation is pleased to launch the Barjeel Poetry Prize, an international competition that invites poets to respond to twenty works of Arab art from the 20th century. Art and poetry have a long history of mutual inspiration; the Barjeel Poetry Prize aims to encourage fresh engagement with Arab paintings from the Barjeel …

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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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8:00 am

Victoria Festival of Authors

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

Since 2016, Victoria Festival of Authors has been the largest celebration of books and book lovers on Vancouver Island. Each fall, the festival invites authors from across Canada to share their books and ideas with Victoria’s readers. VFA has also included school-based youth programs for students of SD61 since 2019. The five-day festival includes readings, …

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Forest Poet-Tree Walk Podcast and Webcast

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

Return to the third annual Forest Poet-Tree Walk, virtually. Four poets will share poems that speak to their own unique geographic diversity: from BC (Arleen Paré), Yukon (Joanna Lilley), Alberta (Jenna Butler), and Nova Scotia (Annick MacAskill). Listen to their poetic insight and responses to land, water, and sky. Learn more here.

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2:00 pm

Paul Muldoon Poetry Reading: Why Brownlee Left

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

On the 40th anniversary of the publication of his third collection of poems, Paul Muldoon reads exclusively from that book. Learn more here.

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7:00 pm

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 14, 2020

Rose Ann Fraser Ritchie hosts a weekly series of online readings. Learn more here and here.

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