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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm

The League of Canadian Poets and the Academy of American Poets are working together to celebrate National Poetry Month with a unique event. 

From the Press Release:

"Poem in Your Pocket Day, a special day during National Poetry Month, will be held on April 21, 2016. On this day each year, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others.

Ways to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day

It’s easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own Poem in Your Pocket Day event. Here are some ideas to help get you started:

  • Start a “poems for pockets” giveaway in your school or workplace
  • Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Memorize a poem
  • Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite lines of poetry
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post lines from a favorite poem on social media and use the hashtag #pocketpoem
  • Send a poem to a friend"
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Author Event - Edmonton, AB

Author Event - Edmonton, AB

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Sarah Lang, author of The Work of Days, will be featured in the Edmonton Poetry Fest.

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Author Event - Picton, ON

Author Event - Picton, ON

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Andy McGuire, author of Country Club will be appearing at the Prince Edward County Authors Festival. 

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