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 of youth mental wellness. Also on the bill: Ian Keteku, IFthePoet, Holly Painter, and Barrie’s Poet Laureate – that would be me – leading things off.
Tickets are available in advance at the wonderful used bookstore, Rivendell Books in Wellington Plaza, for $25 (students, $20). Tickets will also be available at the door. Start time is 7 pm but the doors open at 5.30. Barrie North Collegiate, 110 Grove St E, Barrie. See the L3 Writers’ Conference website for details.