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Canadian Library Month

October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020

All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. Learn more here.

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Poetry on the Front Lines

October 22, 2020 - November 1, 2020

The Toronto Writers Collective (TWC) empowers the voices and illuminates the undiscovered strength in Toronto’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. The Toronto International Festival of Authors has worked with TWC and A.F. Moritz, Toronto’s sixth Poet Laureate, to create a special video installation at Union Station capturing the strength and depth of TWC’s latest anthologies: …

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National Poetry Competition submission deadline

October 31, 2020

The 2020 National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s most prestigous prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to anyone 18 or over. This year's judges are Neil Astley, Jonathan Edwards and Karen McCarthy Woolf. Learn more here.

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The American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize submission deadline

October 31, 2020

The American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize is open to poets who have not published a book-length collection of poems with a registered ISBN. Poems previously published in journals or limited-edition chapbooks may be included in the manuscript, but the entire manuscript itself must not have been published as a book-length work. The prize of …

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

October 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas, returns for its 41st edition in a brand new virtual format that will be primarily free and accessible from around the world. The Festival has expanded its programming this year, introducing new events and initiatives including a weekend of …

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Gordon Hill Press Fall 2020 Poetry Launch (online)

October 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This online event is a launch party for Gordon Hill Press' Fall 2020 poetry titles, M. Travis Lane's Keeping Count and Lily Wang's Saturn Peach, with readings, Q&A, and a guest reading by Khashayar Mohammadi from his forthcoming collection, Me, You, Then Snow. Learn more here.

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