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National Poetry Month – Week Four Events!

Poster designed by Kate Hargreaves

National Poetry Month is still kickin’! Here’s what’s on the roster this week! Five events in seven days, baby. #npm2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Guest Speaking with Ben Van Dongen at Marlborough Public, Windsor, Grade 7/8s.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Guest Speaking at Glenwood Elementary, Windsor, Grades 5-8. Thank you League of Canadian Poets for Poets In The Schools Grant (NYAW Funding)!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Read-A-Thon, David Suzuki Elementary, Windsor, Grade 7/8s

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spring Into Poetry – Reading with Adebe DeRango-Adem and Samantha Bernstein and Musician Carmel Liburdi at The Steady Cafe, Toronto, ON, 7-8:30pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Oakville Literary Cafe – Reading, Oakville, 4pm-6pm at Joshua Creek Art Gallery. “We will be announcing the winners of our Poetry Month Contest, as well as hosting Windsor poet Vanessa Shields, our first feature reader, followed by our own past host of the Lit Café & poet, Ivy Reiss.”

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to this already, have a listen to my interview on Off The Shelf with host Adam Peltier on CJAM 99.1FM!

I did a workshop in Sarnia last week with kids in grades 4-6. We did Poetry On Demand and had fun with my Word World!

Last week’s event at the Budimir Library was a load of fun! We read Canadian poetry, discussed it, then wrote in response! It was an incredible experience to read to ourselves and then out loud to each other (very intimate, indeed!). Plus, we learned about different forms of poetry, and even wrote our own haikus! Thanks for your help Dorothy Mahoney!

We even got some Twitter love from poet Phillip Crymble. Very cool!

Please keep this in mind for your scheduling in May! Wednesday, May 10 11:30am at Fogolar Furlan Club, Windsor. United Way – Women Leading Women Literacy Fundraiser!

Continue to support the poets! Thank you!

For more info on Canadian poets, please visit www.poets.ca – the League of Canadian Poets’ website.

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