Laureate City 2019
About the Program
2019/20: Margaret Michèle Cook
2019/20: Deanna Young
2017/18: Andrée Lacelle
2017/18: Jamaal Jackson Rogers
March 26 – 31
Klara du Plessis
Announcing Versefest 2019
Six days, eighty poets, one festival. Celebrating written poetry and spoken word in English and French, VF ’19 brings you some of the most exciting poets on the planet.
Anomaly is a Montreal musician, poet, and community organizer.
Chloé LaDuchesse is the fifth poet laureate of the city of Greater Sudbury.
Émilie Turmel explores the internalized violence of women's bodies and pays tribute to their resilience.
Lee’s collected poems, Heart Residence, will make your head spin. He's also one of Canada's most-loved children's authors.
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist, musician, poet and writer.
The Panic Room
by Rebecca Păpacaru won The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards 2018.
Tanya Evanson is an inspirational Antiguan-Canadian poet, performer, producer and arts educator.
Park close to Knox, at the
City Hall garage, 110 Laurier Ave W
, free after 6pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
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