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Poet Laureate of Ontario application deadline

September 15, 2020

The Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie), also referred to as the “Gord Downie bill,” honours the late poet and lead singer of popular Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, who passed away in October 2017.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario has started the process of inviting nominations for a Poet Laureate for the province. Applications for the position are being accepted through to September 15, 2020. Following the acceptance of nominations, a selection panel will prepare a short list of the nominees by December and announce a chosen nominee by February 2021.

Learn more here.


September 15, 2020