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).
Anna’s Poetry Alive – Haiku Workshop
Discover and express the beauty of nature through haiku poetry
Mississauga’s Poet Laureate – Anna Yin
Ottawa Poet and Haiku Canada representative – Claudia Radmore
Saturday, September 10, 2016
2 to 4 p.m.
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Space is limited. Register by contacting email@example.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.
Poetry Night: Readings with Canadian Poets Laureate
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.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7 to 9 p.m.
Noel Ryan Auditorium (Mississauga Central Library: main floor)
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
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.
Poetry Workshop: Writing in the Wild
Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate, Rebecca Zseder
Saturday, October 1, 2016
1 to 3 p.m.
Lake Aquitaine Park
2750 Aquitaine Avenue
Space is limited. Register at writinginthewild.eventbrite.ca.