Mississauga Poetry Month

Mississauga Poetry Month

Workshops, Events & Slam

Origami Poetry

Create poetry and then fold your poems into origami lucky stars. All ages.

  • Self-directed drop-in. All Libraries.
Pre-Slam Poetry Workshops

Mississauga Poet Laureates, Wali Shah and Pujita Verma, facilitate and lead these workshops for aspiring young artists. Ages 13-19.

  • Erin Meadows Library: Wednesday, March 13 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Malton Library: Wednesday, March 13 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Central Library: Thursday, April 4 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Mississauga Valley Library: Friday, April 5 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Space is limited. You must register for the above workshops by calling or visiting the listed library in advance to reserve your spot. Library Contact Info for Registration: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/libraryhours

Poetry and Calligraphy Workshop

Create something new through text and image using storytelling and self-expression. Ages 11+.

  • Small Arms Inspection Building: Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Spine Poetry

Learn about spine poetry. Be creative, have fun and create some amazing, unique poetry. Ages 13-19.

  • Central Library: Monday, April 8 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry Cafe

Enjoy refreshments and snacks as you share your poetry and listen to others perform. Ages 13-19. 60 min.

  • Erin Meadows Library: Wednesday, April 10 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Poetry Making

Join us as we create poetry using magnets, old magazines and lots of fun supplies. Create your own fridge magnet poetry or try some blackout poetry. Ages 13-19.

  • Central Library: Monday, April 15 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1st Annual Poetry Slam

Join us in the Auditorium for a poetry slam with the Mississauga Poet Laureates. All Ages.
Limited tickets available (free): Reserve yours now at mississaugaslam.eventbrite.ca

  • Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Library: Thursday, April 25 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Call for submissions: Participate in the Poetry Slam for a chance to win prizes. Ages 12-24. Click here for participation details.
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Free Events

Supported By

Mississauga Symphony Orchestra
Mississauga Library System
Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)
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