2017 – 2018 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 2018 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Marie Annharte Baker, Joséphine Bacon and Carolyn Marie Souaid.
Facebook event

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Readings by A. F. Moritz, Rebecca Păpucaru and Moez Surani.
A co-presentation with the University of New Brunswick’s 2018 Poetry Weekend.
Facebook event

Past 2017-2018 Readings

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 BroadbentFacebook event.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Trish Salah and Kai Cheng ThomFacebook event.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Larissa Andrusyshyn, Erín Moure and Gillian SzeFacebook event.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Sina Queyras (introduced by Gail Scott of Université de Montréal), Hoa Nguyen and Erin RobinsongFacebook event.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Pamela Mordecai and Sarah TolmieFacebook event.
Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Faizal Deen had to cancel his appearance.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Arleen Paré and Marianne Apostolides. Facebook event.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Readings by bill bissett, Adeena Karasick and Catherine Kidd.
With support from the League of Canadian Poets. Facebook event.

Note: Audio recordings of poet readings can be found at the bottom of each poet’s biography page.