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2021 Fresh Pages Initiative application deadline

November 19

In the fall of 2019, the Quebec Writers’ Federation launched this initiative to create opportunities for promising writers and playwrights who, because of their ethnic or racial profile, have faced systemic and/or financial barriers to engaging in professional development activities. The QWF's goal is to give a select group of literary artists additional training, skills, …

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Versefest

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

Cambridge Literary Festival – Winter Festival Online

November 19 @ 8:00 am - November 22 @ 5:00 pm

Thousands of wordsmiths, writers and authors have graced Cambridge Literary Festival stages since it began as began as Cambridge Wordfest in 2003, and have enthralled, entertained, educated and sometimes enraged their audiences. The festival now welcomes over 350 writers and speakers to Cambridge each year and stage events which cover a huge variety of topics. …

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11:30 am

Layli Long Soldier, Mark Turcotte & Tanaya Winder read in honor of Native American Heritage Month

November 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Native poets Layli Long Soldier, Mark Turcotte & Tanaya Winder read from When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, edited by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Learn more here.

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3:00 pm

Dowling and Moritz read at Victoria College Faculty Reading Series (online)

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Poets Sarah Dowling and Albert Moritz read from their recent books of poetry in the first event of the new Victoria College (University of Toronto) Faculty Reading Series. Learn more here.

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6:30 pm

Unsettling Ideas with Billy-Ray Belcourt

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The University of Manitoba presents a reading of A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt. Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. His books are This Wound is a World, NDN Coping Mechanisms, and this assigned …

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7:00 pm

Celebrating the Poets of Forms & Features (online)

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine for a reading and celebration of the diverse voices, rich experiences, and powerful words of poets from around the country, and the world. Poets working in the online poetry workshop and discussion, Forms & Features, will share work created in this online creative community. Learn more here.

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