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One event on December 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on January 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on February 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on December 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 30, 2021

In fact, every day is #todayspoem day. With the #todayspoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that happens to have made your day. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Each tweet is enough to spur a moment of …

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everynightapoem

March 15 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

With the #everynightapoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that enchants you during your evening reading. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Writer and translator Eileen Chengyin Chow (@chowleen on Twitter) leads the way. Learn more here.

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National Poetry Month

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

National Poetry Month is a month-long celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 and observed since 1999 in Canada. As the Academy of American Poets states, National Poetry Month is meant to widen the attention of individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to the …

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National Poetry Month.ca 2021 – Visual Poems

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Amanda Earl of AngelHousePress started NationalPoetryMonth.ca in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. NationalPoetryMonth.ca is a celebration of the nation of poetry. Poetry is a land of risk, play, meditation, provocation and delight. It cannot be contained within borders …

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Book Objects

April 6 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 5:00 pm

A box of paper gems. A printed silk scarf. A deck of cards. A felted sphere filled with paper seeds. Can these objects be books? The poets, book artists, and publishers represented in this virtual exhibition offer a resounding yes, asking viewers to interact with books in ways that break from the expected. This detailed …

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6:00 pm

In Conversation: Billy Collins & Nick Laird

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professor of Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Nick Laird, joins the poet Billy Collins, in conversation with the students of Queen's University, Belfast. Learn more here.

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7:00 pm

A Virtual Evening with Louise B. Halfe – Skydancer

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Louise B. Halfe-Skydancer to celebrate the launch of awâsis–kinky and dishevelled (Brick Books), as well new editions of Blue Marrow (Kegedonce Press) and Burning In This Midnight Dream (Brick Books). With in-conversation host Candace Wasacase-Lafferty and special guests Maria Campbell, Ronald Marken (editor), and Jean Okimasis & Arok Wolvengrey (Cree translators). Learn more here.

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8:00 pm

EMWF Showcase: National Poetry Month Celebration

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in partnership with the League of Canadian Poets has curated a showcase featuring some of the most dynamic poetry to be published in Canada this year. Take a break from pandemic life and join these poets - including Steven Heighton, Ian Williams, Jen Sookfong …

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