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Mid-Summer Write-a-Thon

July 16, 2022, 11:30 AM6:30 PM EDT

We are excited to spend a day dedicated to writing and inspiration, especially mid-summer when we hopefully are well rested/relaxed/tanned, capped off with an open mic that celebrates the talent of writers among us.

The event runs from 9:30-4:30 (PST), including an Open Mic from 3:30-4:30 for anyone who wants to read or perform what they worked on during the Write-a-Thon (or something else they have created).

On event day, you will sign in to the Zoom meeting ready to write and to be inspired. We suggest having everything ready to work on a piece of writing. That means bring your notebook, your favourite pen, your laptop, your headphones, and whatever else you need to be productive. Some people will be spending their time writing letters to friends, others will be working on the first draft of a novel, and some will be working on school assignments. You are free to work on whatever you want.

Schedule of Activities Saturday, July 16th, 2022

(9:30-2:30 PST— writing/inspiration)

(3:30-4:30—PST—open mic)

9:30-9:45 – Welcome! Inspiration note with Kerry Gilbert & Renée Sarojini Saklikar

9:45-11:00 – Writing Session #1 (1 hour writing session with 15-minute break)
11:00-11:15 – Inspiration note with Stephen Collis
11:15-12:15 – Writing Session #2 (1 hour writing session)

12:15-12:45 – lunch break (on your own)
12:45-1:00 – Inspiration note with Juliane Okot Bitek & Isabella Wang
1:00-2:15 – Writing Session #3 (1 hour writing session with 15-minute break)
2:15-2:30 – Inspiration with Theresa Rogers & Conclusion

2:30-3:30 – Afternoon Tea/Dinner Break (depending on your time zone)

3:30-4:30 – Open Mic hosted by Isabella Wang

Where Does the Money Go? 

poetry/in/canada’s goal is to establish a place and space that celebrates, shares, cultivates, and houses Canadian poetry.  Help us establish a home for poetry in Canada.

poetry/in/canada is a provincially incorporated society dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity of Canadian poetry. We seek to establish a space for writers, educators, visitors, and poetry enthusiasts alike to share, research, perform, and cultivate widespread appreciation for poetry in its many forms.

Our four-phase rollout of educational and outreach initiatives begins with the creation of a digital library and ending with the securing of a permanent facility that will house both a circulating and Special Collections poetry library.

All money raised will go to operating costs for this exciting not-for-profit initiative.


July 16, 2022
11:30 AM – 6:30 PM EDT