Date: October 19-22, 2011
Location: Segal Building (500 Granville Street); SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street); and SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street)

The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference is a four-day poetry conference that will take place from October 19-22, 2011. It is presented in partnership with the Office of the Poet Laureate of the City of Vancouver, The City of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University’s Writing and Publishing Program, The Vancouver International Writers Festival, The Vancouver Public Library and the Listel Hotel. Join over 95 poets for a landmark exchange of poetry and poetics as Vancouver celebrates its 125th birthday with the Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference. Whether you are an academic, an established poet, an aspiring poet or simply a lover of poetry, this conference is your chance to hear and interact with some of the finest poets writing in Canada today.

Listen to a podcast about the Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference featuring Brad Cran, Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, in conversation with Joseph Planta.

Browse the Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference schedule, the poets, the reading list and register here.

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News Release: “Vancouver’s anniversary celebrations continue with the Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference”

The Globe and Mail: “Vancouver to hold major poetry conference”

National Post: “Vancouver to host huge Canadian poetry conference”

Georgia Straight: Poet laureate Brad Cran announces the ambitious Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference

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  1. Wow! Wonderful, Brad Cran. I was a part of the UBC 1963 Poetry workshop with “Black Mountain” poets — and remained in touch with Margaret Avison — the one canadian poet involved who was such a contrast to Ginsberg and others.

    I have my 1963 notebook — journal of those weeks of magic and mystery — as I had not read those major names in my small town of Rossland, BC — no in our high school library.

    Those weeks freed me of thinking of rhymed verses — a la 1890’s or Hallmark cards were actual poems!
    Would really like to take part in some way, please. I do have many contacts across N.A.

    best, Bernice 604-947-0017

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