Surrey Poet Laureate

Surrey Searches for Next Poet Laureate

Surrey Poet Laureate completion

Great news about funding for Surrey’s Poet Laureate program—A great article from Tom Zillich at the Surrey Now Leader:

With funding in place, program co-ordinators plan to put out a call for applications for a new Poet Laureate later this spring, with the chosen candidate to start work this fall.

Saklikar, who will be involved in the selection process, told the Now-Leader it was an ‘amazing opportunity to be the first ever Poet Laureate for this thriving, diverse city.’

On April 2, Saklikar marked her first day as writer-in-residence for Surrey English Teachers Association, a role that involves doing poetry workshops across the school district.”

Read the Article Here

about doing the work

2019 SETA Writer-in-Residence: An Update

Beginning my journey as the 2019 Surrey English Teachers’ Association’s Writer-in-Residence!

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Lunch Poems at SFU

Lunch Poems at SFU: Judith Penner and Michael V. Smith

Lunch Poems March 2019 Penner Smith

Lunch Poems at SFU connects the city with poets – it’s a great place to bring your lunch and your questions about poetry. There’s always a Q & A after the reading.

The light in the Teck Gallery at SFU’s Vancouver Campus is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.

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Events and readings

March 29: Ottawa VERSefest 2019



Excited to be attending VERSefest 2019, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival, with Dr. Mark Winston to read from Listening to the Bees!

“VERSeFest is Ottawa’s annual International Festival of Poetry. Built on a mandate of fostering creative crossroads and community, we feature English and French poetry of all traditions, styles, and forms. Since 2011, we have showcased the best local, Canadian, and international poets performing in both spoken and written word genres. As one of Canada’s largest and most successful poetry festivals, our stages have featured readings by Griffin, Governor General, and Pulitzer Prize winners.”

Reading Event Details Here