May 5th, 2021
Peterborough’s First-Ever Poet Laureate Program is Now Accepting Nominations
EC3 is delighted to announce the launch of the pilot Peterborough Poet Laureate Program, presented in collaboration with the City of Peterborough. The Peterborough Poet Laureate is an honourary position established to enhance our civic identity and to recognize the excellence and outstanding achievements of professional poets (both print/page and spoken word) living and working in our city.
The Poet Laureate serves a one-year term, acting as an advocate for poetry and spoken word art, for the arts in general, and for the City of Peterborough and its residents. They will compose works to be presented at Peterborough City Council meetings and other City of Peterborough events and occasions. The Poet Laureate will receive an honourarium of $2,000.00.
Find the full Program Guidelines and Nomination Form HERE.
Nominate a Poet Today!
Do you know an exceptional print/page poet or spoken word artist?
Someone who can act as an ambassador for the arts in general, for the literary arts and literacy in particular, and for the City of Peterborough and its residents?
Someone who can explore and reflect our city’s interests and identities, and add grace and substance to city events?
Nominations are now open for the Peterborough Poet Laureate. The deadline is Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Nominations will be assessed by a Selection Committee including peers in the literary arts community, City staff, and local citizens. The Poet Laureate will be announced on June 23, 2021.
Want to find out more about the Poet Laureate Program and how to nominate someone (or be nominated)? EC3 is holding a workshop and Q&A session on Monday, May 10 at 7pm via Zoom.
This session will go over the background of the program, the roles and responsibilities of the Poet Laureate, tips and tricks for how to put together a nomination package, and how nominations will be assessed and the Poet Laureate will be selected.
Register for the workshop HERE.
EC3 sends our thanks The City of Peterborough for partnering with us on the Peterborough Poet Laureate Pilot Program. Thank you as well to all the poets and spoken word artists who helped make this project a reality.
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Su Ditta and the EC3 Board and staff