Mississauga’s poetry scene heats up this fall with three events

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The first in a trio of poetry events in Mississauga this fall includes a hands-on free Haiku Poetry workshop delivered by the City’sPoet 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

Registration:
Space is limited. Register by contacting [email protected]

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.

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

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