The Poetry London Reading Series, in partnership with the London Public Library, hosts monthly readings and poetry workshops in London, Ontario. We bring a diverse list of Canada’s finest poets into London for readings, as well as providing a wide range of poetry-related opportunities for local writers and poetry aficionados. Our home is the Landon Branch Library, 167 Wortley Rd., in London’s beautiful Wortley Village.
We partner with several other Ontario venues, including The Hamilton Poetry Centre, Ancaster’s Redeemer University College, London’s Fanshawe College, Western University, and St. Jerome’s College in Waterloo, to provide national poets multi-stop Ontario tours. Poetry London strives to host a dynamic mix of voices, from established Canadian poets to new and local writers.
Workshops, open to everyone, are held prior to each featured reading. See the side-bar for more details!
Poetry London and the London Public Library gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The League of Canadian Poets, The London Arts Council, and The City of London.
We also thank the Hotel Metro, the Wortley Roadhouse, and our individual donors for their continuing support.
Poetry London is currently brought to you by this fine team: David Barrick, Carolyn Doyle, Roy Geiger, Matthew Godden, Ola Nowosad, Blair Trewartha, Kevin Heslop, Madeline Bassnett, and Koral Scott.
Past directors: Cornelia Hoogland, Karen Schindler