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#NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!

The final days of National Poetry Month are upon us! I hope that you've taken some time this month to read poetry, write poetry, share poetry! And, of course, that this becomes a habit and National Poetry Month becomes National Poetry Forever! There are some local poetry events happening over the next few weeks, I'd… Continue reading #NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!

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Small Press Spotlight on AngelHouse/DevilHouse Press – #NPM2018

"Consider me a poetry slut with a lot of lovers in the form of poetic styles. I’m especially hot for poems that break rules." Amanda Earl, AngelHouse/DevilHouse Press publisher, poet National Poetry Month continues! With just under two weeks left, I want to keep the momentum of sharing incredible poets and connecting them to you,… Continue reading Small Press Spotlight on AngelHouse/DevilHouse Press – #NPM2018

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It’s National Poetry Month Y’all! How will you celebrate?

It's National Poetry Month and this year, we're celebrating 20 years of celebrating!  There are loads of people, places and poetic happenings to celebrate this month (and always!) over at the League of Canadian Poets website. As always, the League is a solid lead for poets across the country. Stay connected to the League of… Continue reading It’s National Poetry Month Y’all! How will you celebrate?

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National Poetry Month – Toronto Bound!

National Poetry Month is nearing its end, but the energy is far from fading! I'm off to Toronto this weekend for two readings! On Saturday night, I'll be back at The Steady Cafe to share the tiki stage with poets Adebe DeRango-Adem and Samantha Bernstein, and I'll be bringing musical goddess Carmel Liburdi from Detroit… Continue reading National Poetry Month – Toronto Bound!

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National Poetry Month Events Continue! #NPM2017

Another wild and wonderful week! Tuesday, April 18, 2017 I'll be heading to Sarnia during the day to speak to about 100 kids about poetry and writing! Thank you to Rhonda Melanson for hooking this up! I'm so excited to meet the students and get them all fired up about poetry! From 6:30pm to 8:30pm… Continue reading National Poetry Month Events Continue! #NPM2017

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Guest Writer Interview with Richard Scarsbrook

Ah, Richard. I met Richard at BookFest Windsor a few years ago. He was one of the YA (young adult) authors in attendance at the festival, and he participated in the award ceremony for the student writing contest winners. By 'participate' I mean he gave a kick-ass, engaging, entertaining and heartfelt talk to the students… Continue reading Guest Writer Interview with Richard Scarsbrook

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Let the Workshops Begin! Tomorrow is Oxley!

JOIN ME TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 FROM 6PM - 8PM AT OXLEY ESTATE WINERY FOR A READING, WORKSHOP & OPEN MIC!  April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate I'm offering several workshops - and they start tomorrow! I'll be reading poetry (some new stuff too! ) and leading a workshop on poetry, and then… Continue reading Let the Workshops Begin! Tomorrow is Oxley!

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National Poetry Month Workshops! Mark your calendars!

A friendly reminder that I'll be leading not one but TWO free poetry workshops this month in honour of National Poetry Month! Please bring writing tools to each workshop. I'll bring the inspiration  - and we'll raise our glasses and pens to poetry! Wednesday, April 12 @ Oxley Estate Winery - Facebook event page here!… Continue reading National Poetry Month Workshops! Mark your calendars!