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The Poetry Scene Heats up in Mississauga this Fall

Sep 06, 2016

The first in a trio of poetry events this fall includes a hands-on Haiku Poetry workshop delivered by Mississauga's Poet Laureate Anna Yin.

Participants will learn haiku techniques through a variety of activities led by Anna Yin and Ottawa Poet Claudia Radmore (Haiku Canada). 

Event Details

What: 
Anna’s Poetry Alive – Haiku Workshop
Discover and express the beauty of nature through haiku poetry

Who: 
Mississauga's Poet Laureate – Anna Yin
Ottawa Poet and Haiku Canada representative – Claudia Radmore

When: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016
2 to 4 p.m.

Where:
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON
[Map]

Cost: 
Free

Registration:
Space is limited. Register by contacting anna.yin@gmail.com.

Fall Poetry Readings

Poets and poetry fans alike will have a night to remember this September during the City's first Poetry Night: Readings with Canadian Poets Laureate.

The evening will highlight Poets Laureate from across Ontario including the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada, George Elliott Clarke. The event will include spoken word performances and a round robin of readings all focused on the theme of music, sports, film and life.

The event is hosted by Mississauga’s Poet Laureate, Anna Yin. Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate, Rebecca Zseder will open the evening with two additional youth poets performing their works.

Event Details

What: 
Poetry Night: Readings with Canadian Poets Laureate

Who: 
A round robin reading by four Poets Laureate including:
Marty Gervais (Windsor);
John B. Lee (Brantford);
George Elliott Clarke (Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Canada); and
Anna Yin (Mississauga).

The evening will be chaired by Richard Greene, UTM professor and 2010 Governor General Award Winner for poetry. 

When: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7 to 9 p.m.

Where:            
Noel Ryan Auditorium (Mississauga Central Library: main floor)
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON
[Map]

Cost: 
Free

Registration:
Space is limited. Register at mississaugapoetrynight.eventbrite.ca.


Fall Poetry Workshops

Cooler temperatures won’t put a damper on the poetry scene in Mississauga this fall.

Mississauga’s first Youth Poet Laureate, Rebecca Zseder will lead a poetry workshop entitled Writing in the Wild on October 1 at Lake Aquitaine Park.

The workshop is an opportunity for aspiring young writers to learn how to write poetry through observation and to be inspired by the natural environment.

Workshop Details

What: 
Poetry Workshop: Writing in the Wild

Who: 
Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate, Rebecca Zseder

When: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016
1 to 3 p.m.

Where:            
Lake Aquitaine Park
2750 Aquitaine Avenue
Mississauga, ON
[Map]

Cost: 
Free

Registration:
Space is limited. Register at writinginthewild.eventbrite.ca.
  
Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 3940                                       
Lindsay.Noronha@mississauga.ca                 
TTY: 905-896-5151






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