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Call for entries for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2022

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In 2022, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is inviting entries for the International Poetry Film Competition! Eligible for entry are short films, based on poems of no more than 15 minutes duration, produced in or after 2021. All languages are allowed. The competition winners will be awarded prize money. A program committee …

Arc Poetry Magazine: Deadline to Submit

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For over 40 years, Arc has been pub­lish­ing the best in con­tem­po­rary poetry. Arc invites sub­mis­sions from poets at all stages of their writing careers. Submit here. Arc has two reading periods: submissions received from April 1 to July 31 will be read for the Winter issue submissions received from September 1 to December 31 November 30 will be read …

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decomp journal: Deadline to Submit

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decomp journal is a literary and multimedia journal grounded in social justice that is committed to curating art from marginalized communities.We are an in-house journal for the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia. If you have questions about the kind of work we accept please read over …

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Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2022: Deadline to Submit

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Final Judge: Juan Felipe Herrera! Three prizes: $1,000, $500, $250 Five finalists published in 2022 Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine! Letterpress broadside of winning poem by Gary Young from Greenhouse Review Press! Winners Announced October 1st, 2022. Submit up to three unpublished poems in a single manuscript, one manuscript per poet. Each …

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Spelt Poetry Competition: Deadline to Enter

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The Spelt Poetry Competition 2022 is now open for entries! Send us your best rural themed poems. ‘Rural’ is open for interpretation, but for a good idea of what we like to see, have a look at our general submissions page. The competition is open from 1st April 2022 to …

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Horizons Writers Circle Public Reading

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You are invited to the Horizons Writers Circle public reading, presenting writers Gian Marco Visconti, Meghan Eacker, Diana Gaviria, Poushali Mitra, and Candice Joy Oliva. We want to thank Horizons Writers Circle Mentors Uche Umezurike, Rayanne Haynes, Jumoke Verissimo, Jana Pruden, and Adriana Onita for sharing their talent with our cohort. Special thanks go to Ellen …

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Tartan Turban Secret Readings #33

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You are invited to the 33rd session of The Tartan Turban Secret Readings curated by Dr Amatoritsero Ede, featuring George Elliott Clarke, Lillian Allen, Clifton Joseph, Bertrand Bickersteth and H Nigel Thomas. Curator Dr. Amatoritsero Ede is an internationally award-winning poet born in Nigeria. He has three poetry collections, A Writer’s …

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The New Embassy: Hope and the Human Spirit (Curated by Canisia Lubrin)

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Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance. Curated by author Canisia Lubrin, The New Embassy’s opening event features a lively and provocative programme …

Poems about Place: Writing Workshop with Vancouver’s Poet Laureate

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The process of writing about place is an important way for us to explore in ourselves and to communicate with others our connections to a place. How can we begin to write evocative and meaningful poems about the historically, culturally or ecologically significant places in our city, those places that …

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CLC Brown Bag Lunch with Bertrand Bickersteth & Karina Vernon

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We are excited to announce that on Friday, February 18, the CLC will host poet, playwright, and essayist Bertrand Bickersteth in conversation with literary scholar Karina Vernon. Vernon’s The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology features poetry by Bickersteth, for whom Alberta is at once a “central source of inspiration” and …

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League of Canadian Poets – New Member Reading

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Join us on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 5pm PST/8pm EST for the first of our 2022 New Member Readings! Featuring New LCP members from British Columbia who have joined the League from 2020 – Present, including Lesley-Anne Evans, Geoff Inverarity, Heather Haley, Rayya Liebich, Frankie McGee, Bronwen Tate, Marie …

The Polyglot: Monthly Multilingual Art Lab

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The Polyglot and Laberinto Press are teaming up to offer a monthly Multilingual Art Lab! This is a space where writers, artists, and translators share their experiments with one another. Similar to a tertulia or salon, we will gather to discuss, learn, and enjoy each other’s company. The lab was …

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Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poesie 2020 Online Senior National Finals

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Tune in to www.poetryinvoice.com and watch as the top 9 student reciters from across Canada lift poetry off the page and compete for $25,000 in prizes. Meet the Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poesie judges, poets Joséphine Bacon, Gwen Benaway, Anne-Marie Desmeules, Moe Clark, Pierre Nepveu, and …