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24th National Poetry Month 2022

Celebrating The League of Canadian Poets’ National Poetry Month 2022 with St. John’s Spoken Word and the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries!

(April 20, 2022) – Is there anything more beautiful than a room full of people celebrating #NationalPoetryMonth?! 😍🥹🥲

Thanks to everyone who attended both in-person and online, and HUGE CONGRATS to all of the folks who read their poetry aloud to a crowd for the FIRST TIME EVER!
This is why we (WANL, Spoken Word St. John’s, and NL Public Libraries) do what we do — to encourage reading and writing, foster creativity, and bring likeminded talented people together.
Thanks to the The League of Canadian Poets for making tonight possible, and most importantly, thanks to everyone who came out to listen.
The seats were full, as were our hearts. ❤️

Register for our 2022 National Poetry Month Open Mic Night @ A.C. Hunter Library!

(March 10, 2022) – On Wednesday, April 20th, join The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, Spoken Word St. John’s, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries at A.C. Hunter Library for our 2022 National Poetry Month Open Mic Night!

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with readings from our three selected readers:
– Leslie Butt
– Karin Murray-Bergquist
– Matthew Hollett
There will be a ten minute intermission after the readings, with a Poetry Open Mic to follow – Attendees are encouraged to hop on stage to present their works, giving each poet 3-5 minutes of performance time to ensure all interested poets have time to participate.
This is a HYBRID event and will also be held virtually so participants can tune in from home or attend in person.
Call 737-3950 for more information.
Registration will close 1 hour before the event.
**The links to our events are not posted on Facebook. It will be emailed to you after registration.**
No card? No problem! NL residents visit www.nlpl.ca to get yours today.