Library Celebrates National Poetry Month

WELLAND – Join in at Welland Library (Main Branch) on Saturday, April 29 from 2-4pm to celebrate National Poetry Month. Enjoy dynamic and diverse readings by John B. Lee, Poet Laureate of Brantford and Norfolk County; Adam Dickinson, professor of poetry at Brock University; Taylor Peebles, Welland poet and activist; and accomplished Toronto poets, Jade Wallace and Julie Mannell, formerly of Fonthill. Light refreshments provided.
This WPL event kicks off a full day of celebrating poetry that continues at 6pm at The Black Sheep Lounge with the return of the Grey Borders Magazine Reading Series.
The Welland Public Library invites YOU to share your poetry during an open mic session at this event! Enter for the chance to have your poetry featured in Grey Borders Magazine! If you see poetry in pictures, this contest is also for you!
The 2017 National Poetry month theme is Time; participants should explore this theme in relation to Canada and its 150 years or Welland’s 100th anniversary of becoming a city.
Submit at least one poem or 8×10 original photograph by April 15th (maximum of 5 poems or photographs per entrant)
Register by submitting your poems or photos to You will receive confirmation of receipt and further instructions by email. Submissions can also be dropped off at either WPL branch. (The Welland Public Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to submitted artwork.)
The first five poets to register will have their work published in Grey Borders magazine. All open mic participants and photography submissions are also eligible for a prize draw. (

* Poetry * Photography * Coffeehouse * Readings * Open Mic * Prizes *

(Source: Welland Public Library website)


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