Thursday, February 23, 2017

announcing : VERSeFest 2017 : March 21- 26, 2017

Six days, sixty poets, one festival. Celebrating written poetry and spoken word in English and French, VF ’17 brings you some of the most exciting poets on the planet.

Our seventh annual festival! With a schedule that includes readings and performances by Alan Gillis, Alessia Di Cesare, Ali Blythe, André Narbone, Benoit Jutras, Bertrand Laverdure, Beth Anne Ellipsis, bill bissett, Brandon Wint, Cannon2X, Carolyn Smart, Chus Pato, Erika Soucy, Erin Moure, Eva HD, Faizal Deen, Gregory Scofield, Guy Jean, Jill Jorgenson, Kay'la Fraser, Kayla Czaga, Leanne O'Sullivan, Lisa Robertson, Louis Bertholom, Lounat, Madhur Anad, Marco Fraticelli, Marilyn Irwin, Mark Doty, Mark Frutkin, Maxianne Berger, Paisley Rekdal, Patrick Friesen, Phoebe Wang, Rhizome, Robyn Sarah, Roger Des Roches, Sandra Ridley, Sharon McCartney, Stephen Collis, Steven Heighton, Tereza Riedlbauchová, Thierry Dimanche, Ulrikka Gernes’ and Zachary Richard.

And the announcement of Ottawa's first two (English and French) Poets Laureate!

For further information (including a complete list of participants) on poets, schedule and tickets, check out the link here.

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