Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Frank Scott Poetry Day, Aug. 1

January 25, 2019

Francis Reginald (F.R.) Scott was a Quebec poet, lawyer, civil rights advocate, and social democrat. And if I can be frank, Frank Scott was the man that changed Canadian society. His writing guided Canada into a new open-minded era, where the rights of citizens was paramount. For this reason, Public Poetry has started the Frank Scott Poetry Day.

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The Frank (F.R.) Scott Poetry Project

April 22, 2018

 

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Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Place: Greene Centre, 1090 Avenue Greene, Westmount, Quebec.

The first Frank Scott Poetry Day will be held August 1, 2018.

Marking the 119th anniversary of his birth, Frank Scott was a Governor-General’s award winning poet, a social democrat, professor of constitutional law, and well-known civil rights advocate.

Reading their favourite Frank Scott poems, the following will also share a poem of their own:

  • Thomas William (Bill) Evans

  • Beryl Wajsman

  • Ehab Lotayef

  • Helaine Kliger

  • Sandra Sjollema

  • Donald Winkler

  • Ryan Ruddick

 

April 21, 2018 – After a long hiatus, Public Poetry is back. And we are planning a Frank Scott Poetry Day for October 15, 2018.

F.R. Scott(1899-1985)  was a Canadian poet, lawyer, Dean of law, civil libertarian, social democrat, and humanitarian.

More details about this event will follow below as details become confirmed.

If you desire more information, please contact <publicpoetry@gmail.com>

Montreal International Poetry Prize Announced

December 16, 2011

The $50,000 Montreal International Poetry Prize has been announced.
Congrats to Australian Mark Tredinnick for his poem: Walking Underwater. And congrats to the organizers.
http://montrealprize.com/competition/2011-montreal-prize-winner/
Walking Underwater is not my cup of tea, but who am I to judge?
What are your thoughts about the Prize or the poem?