Current Events

Poetry London Presents
Susan Elmslie & Dane Swan

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Join Poetry London on Wednesday February 20th for a reading by Montreal-based poet Susan Elmslie and Toronto-based poet Dane Swan.

Opening for our feature readers will be local poet Jennifer Wenn.

The event will include poetry door prizes donated by Brick Books. Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Readings 7:30-8:45pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement)
Door prizes • Free admission

Poetry London’s 2019 Open Theme Poetry Contest

Deadline: March 5th, 2019

Are you a London, ON (and area) writer who wants to win cash prizes for your poetry and have it published on the Poetry London website? Submit your best work to Poetry London’s 2019 Open Theme poetry contest, judged by acclaimed Canadian poet Canisia Lubrin!

Rules/regulations:

Submit no more than 40 lines on any topic, in any style. All poems must be original work that has not been published anywhere else.  Email your work to poetrylondon.ca@gmail.com as a DocX or PDF file.  You must live in London, ON (and area) to enter the contest. Winning poets will have their poems published on the Poetry London website and will read their work live at our April 17th, 2019 Poetry London event!

First prize: $100  Second prize: $75  Third Prize: $50 

Poetry London Presents
Susan Holbrook & Julie Cameron Gray

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Join Poetry London on Wednesday January 23rd for a reading by Windsor-based poet Susan Holbrook and Toronto-based poet Julie Cameron Gray.

Opening for our feature readers will be local poet/fiction writer/visual artist Sile Englert.

The event will include poetry door prizes donated by Brick Books. Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Readings 7:30-8:45pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement)
Door prizes • Free admission

Workshop with Louise Bernice Halfe

Thanks to Louise Bernice Halfe for giving London writers such a fantastic 2018 poetry workshop!

Photos from a Great Night

Photos of Poetry London’s final 2018 event with poets Louise Bernice Halfe & Catriona Wright.

Wednesday’s Local Opener: Maxwell Lucas

Maxwell Lucas
Maxwell Lucas

On Wednesday November 21st, Maxwell Lucas will open for feature poets Louise Bernice Halfe & Catriona Wright.

Maxwell Lucas is a poet, composer, and artist working in London, Ontario; his work has been published in Western’s Occasus creative writing journal and Iconoclast magazine. As a composer, Lucas has written for solo instruments, vocal and chamber groups, electroacoustic and live electronics as well as for film and art installations. Hands (2016-17), a game piece for musicians interpreting poetry was a collaboration with artist Faith Patrick and was performed at Wordsfest 2017. Lucas received a first place prize in the 2018 SOCAN Young Composer’s Awards for his work Ovum/Azoth for solo bassoon and live electronics. Lucas is currently pursuing a Masters of Music in Composition at Western University.

Poetry London Presents
Louise Bernice Halfe & Catriona Wright

Wednesday November 21

Louise Bernice Halfe & Catriona Wright

Join Poetry London on Wednesday November 21st for a reading by Saskatoon-based poet Louise Bernice Halfe and Toronto-based poet Catriona Wright.

Opening for our feature readers will be local poet/musician/composer Maxwell Lucas.

The event will include poetry door prizes donated by Brick Books. Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Readings 7:30-8:45pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement)
Door prizes • Free admission

Poetry London Presents Sina Queyras

Wednesday October 24th

Join Poetry London on Wednesday October 24th for a full length reading by Montreal-based poet Sina Queyras. Joining Sina will be local opener, poet/artist Faith Patrick.

The event will include poetry door prizes donated by Brick Books. Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poet, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Reading 7:30-8:45pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement)
Door prizes • Free admission

What an Amazing Opening Event

What an amazing opening event with Shane Neilson, Tom Cull & Camille Intson! Thanks to the poets & to all who attended, as well as to our generous event sponsors.

Poetry London Shane Neilson 2018 Sept
Poetry London Tom Cull 2018 Sept
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Tonight’s Local Opener: Camille Intson

Camille IntsonOn Wednesday September 19th, Camille Intson will open for feature poets Shane Neilson & Tom Cull

Camille Intson is an emerging multidisciplinary artist working in theatre, performance art, multimedia, and music across Southern Ontario. A theatre artist in residence at TAP: Center for Creativity and this summer’s Theatre Ontario Youth Scholarship recipient, Camille has written, produced, and directed for the stage through festivals in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Newmarket, Toronto, and London, and earlier this year won the Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing at Western, where she’s currently completing an undergraduate degree, and cultivating a growing academic and practical interest in post-humanism and digital performance art.

Poetry London Presents Shane Neilson & Tom Cull

Wednesday Sept 19th

Poetry London Presents Shane Neilson & Tom Cull Wednesday Sept 19th. Poetry London's new season opens on Wednesday September 19th with readings by poets Shane Neilson from Hamilton & Tom Cull, London's Poet Laureate. The event will include poetry door prizes donated by Brick Books. Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library's basement) to discuss work by the evening's poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome! Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd Readings 7:30-8:30pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement) Door prizes • Free admission
Poetry London Presents Shane Neilson & Tom Cull

Poetry London’s new season opens on Wednesday September 19th with readings by poets Shane Neilson from Hamilton & Tom Cull, London’s Poet Laureate.

Joining Shane and Tom will be local opener, Camille Intson. More information to follow shortly.

The event will include poetry door prizes donated by Brick Books. Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Readings 7:30-8:30pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement)
Door prizes • Free admission

NEW: Poetry London’s 2018-2019 Season

Poetry London is delighted to announce the readers for its upcoming 15th season. We look forward to seeing you at these events!

Questions? Email us at poetrylondon[dot]ca[at]gmail[dot]com