Atwater Poetry Project 15th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm we’re having a 15th Anniversary celebration with poets who have contributed to the success of our reading series.
Since its creation in 2004, the Atwater Poetry Project has hosted 278 readings from poets from across Quebec, Canada, and further afield. Come help us celebrate 15 years of the APP!
Saturday, September 28 will feature readings from past curators and poets who have contributed to the success of the series: Oana Avasilichioaei, founder of the Atwater Poetry Project and first curator 2004 – 2009), Nicole Brossard, Faizal Deen, Ian Ferrier, and Katia Grubisic, series curator (2009 – 2013). The event will be hosted by Deanna Radford (series curator 2015 – 2018), and will feature a panel discussion led by H. Nigel Thomas. We’ll also be announcing the new curator, and plans for the 2019/2020 season.
The event will start at 7:00 pm, is free, and everyone is welcome. Books by the poets will be for sale and there will be refreshments.
The reading will take place in the Atwater Library auditorium, which is located on the second floor, up two flights of stairs. Unfortunately, the library doesn’t have an elevator (but it’s coming!). There is a single-stall gender-neutral washroom and a multi-stall women’s washroom both next to the auditorium.
Atwater Poetry Project is committed to being a safer space and anti-oppression space. We ask all guests to be respectful and non-discriminatory toward others within the reading space and in the Library where the series is located. Violent, discriminatory or harmful behaviour will not be tolerated.
We acknowledge that this reading series takes place on unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka people in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.
Atwater Poetry Project is made possible by the ongoing support of the Atwater Library and from the Canada Council for the Arts
Atwater Poetry Project Coordinators and Curators
- Oana Avasilichioaei – 2004 – May 2008
- Katia Grubisic – May 2008 – 2013
- Darren Bifford – 2013 – 2014
- Symon Jory Stevens-Guille – 2014 – 2015
- Deanna Radford – 2015 – 2018