2021 – 2022 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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Monday, April 26, 2021 – 7:30 to 8:30 pm EDT
By Crowdcast: A celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day / la Journée du poème à porter in collaboration with the League of Canadian Poets.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 – 8:00 to 9:00 pm EDT
By Crowdcast: Readings by Conyer Clayton and Lauren Turner from their 2020 collections. Hosted by Rachel McCrum.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – 8:00 to 9:00 pm EDT
By Crowdcast: Jessica Moore reading from her new collection and in conversation with Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud, who will also present new work. Hosted by Rachel McCrum.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 8:00 to 9:00 pm EDT
By Crowdcast: Readings by poets Jordan Abel and David Bradford.

Friday, October 22, 2021 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm EDT
By Crowdcast: Readings by poets stephanie roberts and Yusuf Saadi.

Friday, November 5, 2021 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm EDT
By Crowdcast: Readings by poets Tara McGowan-Ross and Ashley Obscura.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm EST
By Crowdcast: Readings by poets Nicole Raziya Fong and Anahita Jamali Rad.

Friday, January 21, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm EST
By CrowdcastReadings by poets Rebecca Păpucaru and Gillian Sze.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm EST
By Crowdcast: Readings by poets Tolu Oloruntoba and Jason “Blackbird” Selman.

Friday, March 25, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm EDT 
By Crowdcast: Readings by Shani Mootoo and Natalie Wee from their 2022 collections.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 to 9:00 pm EDT
By Crowdcast: Readings by Nora Fulton and Tiziana La Melia.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:15 pm EDT
By Crowdcast: To celebrate Poem in Your Pocket DayLa Journée du poème à porter, readings by poets Andrée Levesque SiouiAnna Yin, and Bänoo Zan, with guest host Marcela Huerta. In partnership with La poésie partout and the League of Canadian Poets.

Friday, May 6, 2022 at 9:30 pm EDT
In Person at Blue Met at Hôtel 10, 10 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal
ORAL / TRANS / MISSIONS: a dub poetry retrospective by Clifton Joseph, one of the founders of dub poetry in Canada. For more info, go here.
In partnership with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival and SpokenWeb.

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