Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Poetry NOW: Fourth Annual Battle of the Bards

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Authors at Harbourfront Centre

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:30pm


Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON
M5J 2G8


Hear 20 poets vie for the position of Canada's Best Bard at the Poetry NOW: Fourth annual Battle of the Bards!

The 20 established and upcoming poets selected to grace the AUTHORS stage are: Jonathan Bennet, Linda Besner, Mark Callanan, Ayesha Chatterjee, John Donlan, Catherine Graham, Elizabeth Greene, Alyxandra Harvey, Laurence Hutchman, Maureen Hynes, Steve Luxton, John B. Lee, Anthony M. Pignataro, Sandra Ridley, Jenny Sampirisi, Jennifer Still, Fraser Sutherland, Eva Tihanyi, Daniel Scott Tysdal and Calvin Wharton. NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole will host this year’s event.

The showcase of competing poets will be judged by a jury comprising the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award winner for poetry Phil Hall, Authors at Harbourfront Centre Director Geoffrey Taylor and Artistic Associate Jen Tindall. The reigning bard will be invited to read at the 33rd annual International Festival of Authors (October 18–28, 2012).

Tickets to attend the event are $10 (free for members, youth 25 and under, and students with ID). AUTHORS is pleased to offer a 50% discount to members of the League of Canadian Poets, Writers’ Union of Canada and Playwrights Guild of Canada.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call the Harbourfront Centre box office at 416-973-4000.


Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 43° 38' 19.6512" N, 79° 22' 59.1852" W

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