CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - In celebration of ‘National Poetry Month’ the city of Charlottetown will participate in the nationwide Poetry City initiative on Monday, April 9.
The annual event, facilitated by mayors and city councils across Canada, aims to bring poetry into public spaces and highlight the valuable contribution poets and writers make to cultural life in the community.
The Poetry City challenge aligns with UNESCO World Poetry Day on March 21 and National Poetry Month in April.
Island Poet Laureate Deirdre Kessler will read a poem entitled, "Sunday NBA game, Cleveland vs. San Antonio" at the City Council meeting in Charlottetown prior to it starting at 7 p.m.
Kessler is an author of more than two-dozen books of poetry, children's novels and picture books, memoir and nonfiction. She is the Island’s sixth Poet Laureate and was appointed to a three-year term from 2016-2018.
For more information about Poetry City, including how to be part of the celebrations, visit: www.poets.ca/poetrycity.