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Learn Something New on the Weekend

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 8:46am

For anyone who loves learning, but may not have a lot of extra time during their busy week, our Community Classroom offers weekend courses too.

Starting in September, you can make your own Mandala, learn about the women of rock and roll, take poetry classes with Winnipeg’s very own Poet Laureate, discover the benefits of Indian spices, or indulge your inner foodie with a decadent chocolate or wine and cheese tasting (or both!).

Keep reading for a list of weekend classes coming up in fall 2019!

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Categories: Poetry, Fun, Music, Winnipeg, Community Classroom

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2018 winners

Friday, Jun 08, 2018 at 11:19am

Billy-Ray Belcourt and Susan Howe are, respectively, the Canadian and International winners of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Belcourt, of the Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta, won for his collection entitled This Wound is a World, and Howe, and American poet, won for her collection Debths. They each received C$65,000 in prize money.

Congratulations to both! For more information on the Griffin Poetry Prize, visit their website.

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Griffin Poetry Prize winners for 2017

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:35pm

The winners of this year's Griffin Poetry Prize – "the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English" – were announced last week.

The Canadian winner was Jordan Abel for his collection, Injun, and the International prize went to Alice Oswald for her book, Falling Awake. Each of them took home a prize of C$65,000.

Congratulations, Mr. Abel and Ms. Oswald!

To learn more about the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize, please visit the Prize's website.

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

2017 Poetry Awards shortlists

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 1:05pm

Last week, the League of Canadian Poets announced the 2017 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, and the finalists for the 2017 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award, each of which honours a specific form of Canadian poetry published last year.

Details on each award and their shortlists can be found after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 winners

Friday, Jun 03, 2016 at 12:28pm

The winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, Canada's largest and most generous award for poetry, were announced this week.

Norman Dubie won the Griffin International Prize for his collection The Quotations of Bone, and The Griffin Canadian Prize for Poetry went to Liz Howard for the Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent. They each receive $65,000 in prize money.

For more information on the award, and to see the 2016 shortlists, visit the Griffin Poetry Prize website.

 

The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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