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November 6 @ 8:00 am - November 22 @ 5:00 pm

VERSeFest is Ottawa’s annual International Festival of Poetry. Built on a mandate of fostering creative crossroads and community, they feature English and French poetry of all traditions, styles, and forms. Since 2011, they have showcased the best local, Canadian, and international poets performing in both spoken and written word genres. As one of Canada’s largest …

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8:00 am

2020 CBC Poetry Prize winner announced

November 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The CBC Poetry Prize recognizes original, unpublished Canadian poetry. The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and will have their work published on CBC Books. Four finalists will receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the …

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Poetry in Aldeburgh (online)

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm

Poetry In Aldeburgh is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to build on and continue the heritage of poetry and over 30 years of poetry festivals on the Suffolk Coast. Their first festival was in November 2016 and they hold them annually. They also work with local and national organisations in the arts and literary fields …

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12:00 pm

Muriel Spark: Finding Her Form, lecture by Fiona Sampson

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Muriel Spark's fiction emerged when she had already distinguished herself as a poet, editor and biographer. This catholic formation is relatively unusual for a British novelist, and tells us something about British culture in the 1940s and 50s. It also sheds fascinating light on Spark's exceptional literary intelligence. Fiona Sampson delivers this intriguing lecture. Learn …

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6:00 pm

Literary Luminaries – M. Travis Lane, Annick MacAskill, Conyer Clayton, Sherry Coffey and Ian Letourneau

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Attic Owl Reading Series just can't wait to celebrate with New Brunswick legend M. Travis Lane, the incredible Annick MacAskill and talented Ontario musician and poet Conyer Clayton who are launching their newest poetry collections. And they're so excited that poets Sherry Coffey and Ian Letourneau (2016-2018) Fredericton Cultural Laureate and Managing Editor of …

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7:00 pm

Midwest Poets Series: Featuring Kansas City poet Jenny Molberg

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Midwest Poets Series, sponsored by The Center for Arts & Letters and the College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, enhances the literary and intellectual lives of Rockhurst University, the Kansas City community and the surrounding region. Jenny Molberg teaches at the University of Center Missouri, Warrensburg, where she directs …

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