Poet Laureate mentorship program

Written by  Wednesday, 06 March 2019 14:45
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Kingston Frontenac Public Library is looking for six emerging or practicing poets aged 14 or older who are interested in an hour-long, one-on-one mentorship session in April with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.

If that describes you, please submit a sample of your poetry (from five to 12 pages in length) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Don't forget to include your full name and your contact information with your submission.  To be eligible, your submission mustbe received by 5pm on Monday, March 11.  (Those without an email address may submit their verse as a print-out or typescript at any branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library, marked to the attention of Poet Laureate Jason Heroux, c/o Isabel Turner Branch.)

Please note that the six mentorship sessions will take place at the following times:

Tuesday, April 9 at Central, at 10 a.m. and 11am.

Friday, April 12 at Calvin Park, at 2 p.m. and 3pm.

Tuesday, April 23 at Isabel Turner, at 10 a.m. and 11am.

When sending in your poetry, please be sure to list which of these six sessions you'd be able to attend, ranked in order of your preference.  Jason will review all the submissions and will schedule one-on-one meetings with six poets.  During your hour he will go over your work and offer both feedback and possible next steps.

KFPL acknowledges the support of the City of Kingston through the Poet Laureate program, increasing the profile of the literary arts within the City and beyond.

Please contact Anne Hall, 613-549-8888, ext.3528, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or responses.

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