April 16, 2-4 pm. Garafraxa Café, 131 Garafraxa Street South (Highway 6) in Durham, Ontario
Sponsored by The League of Canadian Poets: “It’s time to celebrate the roads we travel, the roads we wish to travel, the roads we’ve found and made and cherished for decades–this year, National Poetry Month will celebrate the road. Since 1988, the League of Canadian Poets has been bringing together schools, publishers, booksellers, libraries, literary organizations, and poets from across the country to celebrate poetry in Canada—in 2016, we’ll look at the roads that brought us here, and we want to know about the roads most important to your literary journey. Even more, we want to know about the roads in your future, in our future, in the future of poetry in Canada.
Perhaps, this morning, you walked to work. Maybe you drove. Maybe you took a bus to school; maybe you stayed home, on the road to recovery. You travelled today, certainly, from point A to point B through a map of your choosing—to the office, over a mountain, on a detour or a rest stop. Maybe your map shows the roads of your adventures (real, imagined), maybe the branches of your family (given, chosen), maybe the chaos of a road not yet determined. But you found a road, or you made one, and you made another journey today; and you’ll make another journey tomorrow.”