Barrie is Poetry City on 10 April

Join me at City Hall, 7 pm on Monday 10 April, as Barrie is officially a Poetry City as part of National Poetry Month. As the city’s poet laureate, I will be presenting a brand new poem to City Council. Titled ‘we are all treaty people,’ it is the second in a series consequent of pledging to read the […]

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April is Poetry Month in Barrie

Not only has Mayor Jeff Lehman proclaimed April to be Poetry Month in the City of Barrie, but his office has asked me to read a poem before Council on 10 April to celebrate Poetry City.  The poem I read two years ago at Council was just accepted for an anthology expected in 2018, along with a […]

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L3 Writers’ Conference, 21 April

This Thursday, Barrie’s single largest literary event of the year, the L3 Writers’ Conference, kicks off at 7 pm at Barrie North Collegiate. This annual event is organized and produced by the students of the iDeology program. Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan is headlining this year’s conference under the theme, Poetry is Therapy, in support […]

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Barrie Workshop: How to Get Published: 18 May

Barrie’s Culture Department is hosting a free workshop on how to get published on 18 May 2016. Topics range from placing pieces in magazines and journals, all the way to landing an agent and book contract, with some self-publishing, zine and micro press publishing thrown in. Though free, registration is required.  Join Alana Wilcox of […]

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Poets and Historians Remember

This Remembrance Week, I’m honoured to participate in our traditional partnership between Canada’s artists and military. Through poetry, paintings, photographs, films and other art forms, Canadian artists, both in and out of uniform, have worked to document and express the realities of service not captured by facts and their analysis. Recognizing the importance of both perspectives, the […]

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