Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

A big thank you to everyone who came, making our sixth instalment of Poetry at the Manor a huge success. With a staggering attendance of 250, you are the reason we are able to continue to have these events year after year. A big thank you to each of the poets who agreed to make the... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

Just five days to go before Windsor’s biggest poetry event of the year! Join us at Willistead Manor on October 2nd at 7pm, where Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais will welcome Poets Laureate from across Canada. This year’s lineup includes John B. Lee, Chloé LaDuchesse, Lauren Best, Marilyn Gear Pilling and Afua Cooper. Be sure... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor 2018 Line-up

Every year the City of Windsor and Marty Gervais, its Poet Laureate, team up to host one of the biggest poetry events in Ontario. The historic Willistead Manor is repurposed for this gala event in which Poets Laureate from across Canada make the trek to Windsor to participate in a reading. This year Poetry at... Read more »

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Morning Song Book Launch

Ah Autumn. The season of pumpkin spice, colourful leaves, and of course book launches! Join us September 23rd for the launch of Carlinda D’Alimonte’s newest book of poetry with Black Moss Press. From 2pm-4pm at the Bourbon on Ottawa street in Windsor, Carlinda will be reading a selection of poems from her latest book Morning Song, a... Read more »

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John B. Lee at Poetry at the Manor Vol 6

Everyone who knows Poetry at the Manor knows John B. Lee. In 2005 John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity. In 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County (2011-14) and in 2015 Honourary Poet Laureate of Norfolk County for life. An amazing poet, he has rightly won many awards... Read more »

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Denis Robillard Reading

Join us in Sault Ste. Marie on August 22nd, from 2:30pm-3:30pm for a showcase of one of Windsor’s finest poets. Denis Robillard will be presenting his newest book of poetry Ask the River, a blend of history and culture, an exploration of what makes Windsor unique.

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Sheri-D Wilson at Poetry at the Manor

Sheri-D Wilson was appointed the honored position of Poet Laureate of Calgary 2018—2020 (the year of perfect vision). She is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released four albums which combine music and poetry. She is known for her electric performance-style, making her a favorite of festivals around... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6

It’s been a busy summer gearing up for a lot of fall activities. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the 2018 instalment of Poetry at the Manor. Our lineup of poets laureate this year is a great one, featuring poets from all across Canada. Over the next few weeks we will... Read more »

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Roger Nash Tree Reading Series

Check out this video of Roger Nash performing as part of the Tree Reading Series: link

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Haiku Conference

Thank you everyone who made it out to the 2017 Haiku Canada Conference. The event was a great success! Please visit Anna Yin’s blog at the following link for all the details. Check out the video below for highlights and photos from the conference.  

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Vanessa Shields Reading

On May 10th United Way is hosting a luncheon to celebrate & honour women who have helped shape our lives. We hope you will join us for this exciting event featuring a keynote from local inspirational author and poet, Vanessa Shields. Follow the link to purchase tickets and bring a book to donate towards promoting... Read more »

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Experience 150

Don’t forget to come out to the Caboto Club tomorrow night for the launch of Barry Brodie’s Tom Thompson and Bruce Meyer’s 1967. Ring in Canada’s 150th birthday and celebrate National Poetry Month in one event! There will be fun for the whole family, books for sale and complimentary refreshments! Follow the link for more... Read more »

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Vanessa Shields Readings

Vanessa Shields is continuing her tour of Look At Her for National Poetry Month. If you haven’t gotten your signed copy yet follow the link to Vanessa’s website to find a reading near you!

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Sarnia Lambton’s 2017 National Poetry Month

April 18th at 7pm, at John’s Restaurant in Sarnia. See the event page below for more details or follow the link to the Facebook event page for more details: link. Showcasing past and present members of The Writers’ Union of Canada: guest authors Kara Ghobhainn and Sharon Berg plus local poets James Deahl, Norma West... Read more »

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Roger Nash Readings and Award

Congratulations go to Roger Nash for being one of two finalists in the City of Sudbury’s Lifetime Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Arts. You can see Roger tomorrow, April 2, at 6 pm, where he will be a guest poet at an evening event at the Finlandia in Sudbury. Roger will also be at... Read more »

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Experience 150: Book Launch

Join Black Moss Press and our editing teams Threshold Publishing and The 67’s as we present to you the can’t miss literary event of the year on April 6th, 7pm at the Caboto Club. The evening will centre on the hard work that both of these teams have done in bringing you the latest book... Read more »

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1967: Centennial Year Cover Reveal

The 67s Editing Team, under Black Moss Press, is happy to reveal the cover of Bruce Meyer’s upcoming work, 1967: Centennial Year. The main title, 1967, is the most prominent aspect of the cover because it is the focus and selling point of the book. “1967” is also featured in a number of the poem titles, connecting... Read more »

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Tom Thompson Cover Reveal

Threshold Publishing, a Black Moss team, is excited to release the cover of Barry Brodie’s book, TOM THOMSON On the Threshold of Magic. After much deliberating, designing, and collaborating, the design was finally chosen from a collection of mock-ups. The cover depicts a man in a canoe paddling into the unknown. Our intention with the... Read more »

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Roger Nash Performance Sudbury

Honegger’s oratorio KING DAVID will be performed, with the Laurentian University choir, at St. Andrew’s Place in Sudbury, on March 17 at 7.30 pm. Roger Nash will be paling the part of the Narrator in the oratorio. If you enjoyed Roger’s poem “Singing” from Zigzags, then you won’t want to miss this tale of David fighting the... Read more »

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High School Reading

Please enjoy these photos of Laurence Hutchman, Daniel Lockhart, Vanessa Shields and Kara Smith reading at St. Joseph’s High School. Thank you again to the Poets for taking the time to bring their poetry into the high school, and thank you to St. Joseph’s for welcoming us into the school.

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