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Saturday, Sunday 28-29, details tbc, Vancouver WORD with Kevan Anthony Cameron, Nicolas `Charlie Bobus` Murray and Adelene da Soul Poet


Thursday, 8, 7 – 9 pm, Calgary, AB, Great Black North contributors Melvina Germain Bertrand Bickersteth and Wakefield Brewster perform at this year`s Afrikadey Festival Jubilee Auditorium main lobby. Check out `The Orators`



Friday 1st – 11am – 11:30am – Vancouver BC – The first ever launch of The Great Black North at Vancouver City Hall (453 West 12th Avenue) – Council Chambers.


Monday 4th –  5pm – 7pm – Vancouver BC – Join us in the celebration of this anthology and meet eminent poets from across Canada!


Monday 4th –  9pm – Vancouver BC – Scruffmouth features at the Vancouver Poetry Slam! Cafe deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive)


Wednesday 13th –  6.30pm –  Halifax NS – Black Cultural Centre –1149 Main Street Halifax, Subd. D. NS, Reception and Opening Remarks Hon. Minister Preyra, Meet the NS Poets – Presentation and Panel, sponsored by the African Nova Scotian Affairs.

Wednesday 20th – 6.30pm – Gibsons BC – Gibsons Public Art Gallery Queenie, Adelene Da Soul Poet, Jean Pierre Makosso, Yvette Makosso feature at the Mayor of Gibsons inaugural launch of Black History Month

Thursday 14th –  6pm – Toronto ON – University of Toronto  – Room JHB 100A in the Jackman Humanities Building (NW corner of Bloor and St. George, directly across from the subway entrance), Reception with special guest  Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, Sponsored by the City of Toronto and Black Dot Roots and Culture Collective.


Friday  15th –  7pm – Toronto ON – Accents on Eglinton (Accents Bookstore on Eglinton 1790 Eglinton Avenue West).


Friday 16th  – 9pm – Ottawa ON – Scruffmouth features at Capital Slam! Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Square).


February 20th – 6pm – Ottawa ON – The Great Black North Anthology Launch/Scruffmouth features at Urban Legends! Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone Avenue).




Saturday 13th  3pm – 4:30 – Vancouver BC – Verses Festival of Words at Havana Restaurant (1212 Commercial Drive). Performance and Panel.


Wednesday 17th  1pm- Calgary AB – Calgary Spoken Word Festival Events 12 & 13. What is African Canadian Poetry?[$5] The Great Black North Anthology Launch Live to Web [$10]. Festival Hall (1215 10 Avenue SE). $5 off book sales with a ticket.





Thursday 25th – 4pm – Edmonton AB – Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Department of Educational Policy Studies U of A present the launch of the GBN – at the Grand Salon Pavillon Lacerte U of A, Caribbean Food and Refreshments-Performances-Q and A, sponsored by CARIWEST and Ah Yah Mi Deh Restaurant.


3 thoughts on “EVENTS

  1. Hi:
    This venue seems great. I was wondering where is the Vancouver event that takes place on Feb 1, as says the Events page on your website. Please let me know, because I am really interested in Black Canadian poetry/art and would love to see the work(s) of African writers and artists.

    Have a beautiful holiday season,


    • Sana our main event in Vancouver is at Vancouver Pulblic Library on Monday 4th Feb – please check our website for more details

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