2019-2021 Poet Laureate

2019-2021 Poet Laureate

Call for Submissions

The City of Mississauga will recognize its third Poet Laureate in 2019. The role of the Poet Laureate is to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and writers within their communities and beyond. This honorary position recognizes a poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga.

Candidates must be current Mississauga residents.

Term and payment:
The Poet Laureate will serve a 2 year term beginning in April 2019 and will receive a $10,000 honorarium paid in 6 installments throughout the term. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.

Download the Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be accepted between January 18 and March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 4:30pm
Contact Us
For more information about the Poet Laureate program
Kathryn Garland
905-615-3200 x4063

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