2016 – 2017 Atwater Poetry Project

The Atwater Poetry Project is an almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans.

Readings usually take place in the Library’s auditorium on our top floor. Click here for directions to our building and here for accessibility information (compliments of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, a longtime tenant).

There is often a question-and-answer period following the readings.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Canada Council for the Arts





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Fall 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Adam Dickinson and Allison LaSorda
A co-presentation with the University of New Brunswick’s 2017 Poetry Weekend. Facebook event.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Linda Besner and Laura Broadbent. Facebook event.

Spring  2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Gwen Benaway and Adebe DeRango-Adem

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Kelly Norah Drukker and Carolyne Van Der Meer
With support from the League of Canadian Poets

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Sue SinclairNick Thran and Helen Guri

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Reading by Lillian Allen
This reading took place at La Vitrola (4602 boul St-Laurent, Montreal) and not at the Atwater Library.
Special free presentation of Lillian Allen in collaboration with the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival, iPLAI McGill and CKUT 90.3 FM. Ms. Allen shared the stage with Kaie Kellough and Tanya Evanson with ZENSHIP.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Norman Nawrocki

Fall 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Tanya Evanson and Steven Ross Smith

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Richard Kelly Kemick and Katherine Leyton
Both poets were presented in collaboration with the  University of New Brunswick’s annual Poetry Weekend and with support from the League of Canadian Poets.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Readings by Margaret Christakos and Shannon Webb-Campbell

Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Madhur Anand and Sonja Greckol

Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Nathanaël, Chantal Neveu and Jacob Wren