International Poetry Calendar

Somewhere in the world, every day, someone is writing poetry, reading poetry, encouraging and mentoring poetry, awarding recognition to poetry, presenting and celebrating poetry in new and unusual ways. Take a look at where and when and how poetry is happening. Send us poetry-related dates or events you’d like to see on our ever-blossoming Griffin International Poetry Calendar.

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The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (aelaq) Book Fair (online)

Meet the Presses Indie Lit Symposium

Heliconian Club 2020 anthology submission deadline

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award submission deadline

The Charles Causley International Poetry Competition 2020 submission deadline

Smith College High School Poetry Prize submission deadline

Briarpatch Writing in the Margins contest submission deadline

Vallum Magazine Issue 18:1 (Invisibility) submission deadline

Wordfest 25@25

Brick Books Book Club

powe and Andrews at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

Introduction to Poetry

A-frame Poetry Workshops with Ben Ladouceur

BC Launch of We are One – Poems from the Pandemic

Finding Light in the Dark: Poetry Workshop

Midwest Poets Series: Featuring Kansas City poet Bridget Lowe

2020: Writing in an Age of Crisis, with Jericho Brown

Poetry Lit – Online Reading Series

Poetry Helps: Poetry for Social Work Reading Event

Words out Loud Spoken Word/Poetry Series


An Afternoon of Poetry: Readings by Cave Canem Poets

Alaska Quarterly Review Benefit Reading Series: Nancy Lord, Eva Saulitis (read by Mara Saulitis) & Richard Adams Carey

Craft Seminar: Your Own Singing School: How to Create your own Tradition with Ilya Kaminsky

Tom McGrath Maverick Award 2020 application deadline

FERAL: A Journal of Poetry & Art (Love issue) submissions open

RSL Literature Matters Awards 2021 submission deadline

SpokenWebPod Listening Party – Sounds of Trance Formation

Warren and Cole at Blacksmith House Poetry Series

2021 Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie Junior Online Finals submission deadline

Wordfest 25@25

2020 RWB Jackson Lecture: Dionne Brand with Rinaldo Walcott

Forward Book of Poetry Reading

Blackout Poetry Night with Erin Dorney

A-frame Poetry Workshops with Ben Ladouceur

Janet Coats Memorial Prize submission deadline


A Special Hanukkah Zoom Poetry Reading

Alaska Quarterly Review Benefit Reading Series: Siaara Freeman

The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2020 winners announcement

Held and Sheffield at Blacksmith House Poetry Series

A-frame Poetry Workshops with Ben Ladouceur

The Folklore Prize 2020 Poetry Competition submission deadline


Creative Writing for Wellbeing: Long Covid

Performance: Our Moana Nui; We are Pacific Islander Studies

Makar to Cracker


Online: Free Time: Building Community for Incarcerated Writers




2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline (2 of 2) for entries

The Moth Poetry Prize submission deadline

The Caribbean Writer Volume 35 – A Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite submission deadline

2021 Frog Hollow Chapbook Contest submission deadline

Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Contest early bird submission deadline

StoryTown 2020 Poetry Competition submission deadline

The Bergman Prize submissions open

Poetry Lit – Online Reading Series

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