National Poetry Month 2013 was an amazing success, and we have a lot of people to thank for the support! My Bindi, Literature for life, The Literary Press Group, The Canadian Library Association, and many others helped us to spread the word about National Poetry Month.
2013 marked the fifteenth year of National Poetry Month in Canada, and has been one of our most successful celebrations yet! Throughout April, poets were out in libraries, schools, pubs, community centres and on the street celebrating poetry. There were a huge number of poetry readings and spoken word events; workshops were given in many different cities to teach new poets how to get started; and there has been a huge number of amazing online poetry projects that have been started up.
Each year, the Poetry City Challenge is extended to cities across the country. This year, the challenge was enthusiastically taken on by city councils in Regina, Toronto, Saskatchewan, Guelph, Coubourg, Llloydminster, Waterloo, New Westminster, Surrey, New Glasgow, Sackville, Yorkton, Cambridge, Calgary, St John’s, Brantford, Victoria, Nanaimo, Whistler, Nelson, Jasper, Grande Prarie, North Battleford, Moose Jaw, Oshawa, Fredericton,
We can’t wait for next year!