2019 – 2020 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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Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 12:30 to 1:30 pm
In honour of ROBBIE BURNS DAY, poet and musician Ilay Ian Charles Ferrier (aka Ian Ferrier) performed his poetry with accompaniment by clarinetist and composer Louise Campbell.
Ian Ferrier is one of the best known spoken word performers in Canada. He, his son and his fathers before him are all named after that fabulous whiskey isle in the Hebrides, Islay.
Presented jointly by the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series with funding arranged by Deanna Radford from the League of Canadian Poets.
Special treats provided by Shortbread by Gryphon served with coffee.
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Poet and musician Ian Ferrier led an Atwater Writers Exhibition memoir writing activity, “Moments in the Story of Your Life.”
Generously supported by the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm
15th Anniversary Celebration with poets Oana Avasilichioaei, founder of the Atwater Poetry Project and first curator (2004 – 2009); Nicole BrossardFaizal DeenIan FerrierKatia Grubisic, series curator (2009 – 2013); and H. Nigel Thomas, panel discussion moderator. With Rachel McCrum and curated by Deanna RadfordFacebook event.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Readings by the poets shortlisted for the 2019 Quebec Writers’ Federation A. M. Klein Prize for PoetryKaie KelloughTess Liem and Shannon Webb-Campbell.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Readings by Gail Scott and Armand Garnet Ruffo. Facebook Event.

Friday, January 31, 2020 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Bodies in Lyric – Tanya Evanson on Spoken Word
A co-presentation at CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY’S 4TH SPACE of the Atwater Writers ExhibitionSpokenWeb, and the Atwater Poetry Project. This talk will examine some current states in spoken word and look at the work of artists Kaie KelloughMoe Clark and Cat Kidd. We round it all out with a live performance featuring Tanya Evanson on vocals, Jahsun on percussion and Jean-Michel Frédéric on keys.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Page with Ears Open – A Spoken Word Workshop at the Atwater Library with workshop leader Tanya Evanson, Antiguan-Canadian writer and performer. A co-presentation of the Atwater Writers Exhibition, SpokenWeb, and the Atwater Poetry Project.

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