2020 – 2021 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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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Atwater Poetry Project Online presents poet Canisia Lubrin in conversation with Rachel McCrum. Canisia Lubrin is the author of the collections Voodoo Hypothesis and The Dyzgraphxst.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Atwater Poetry Project Online presents readings by poets Oana Avasilichioaei and Margaret Christakos.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
By Crowdcast: Readings by Montreal poets Klara du Plessis and Erín Moure, hosted by Poetry Project curator Rachel McCrumFacebook event.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
By Crowdcast: Poet John Barton reading and in conversation with Molly Peacock. Hosted by Poetry Project curator Rachel McCrum.

Monday, November 23, 2020 – 8:30 to 9:30 pm
By Crowdcast: Paul Celan/100: A Celebration of Romanian-born Poet Paul Celan.
Six poets – Erín MoureMark GoldsteinJaclyn PiudikPhil HallOana Avasilichioaei and R. Kolewe – read, discuss and honour Celan’s influence on their own work. Facebook event.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 8:00 to 9:00 pm
By Crowdcast: Provocations: A Mise en Translation featuring Elena BasileErín Moure and K.B. Thors, directed by Oana Avasilichioaei. In collaboration with La poésie partoutFacebook event.


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