Annual Mayors’ Poetry Challenge
Thursdays, April 12 and 26 at 6:30 p.m., Victoria City Hall
The City of Victoria will once again participate in the Annual Mayors’ Poetry Challenge, which invites municipalities across Canada to bring poetry into politics. City Council meetings in April will feature original poems read by Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer, Youth Poet Laureate Agartu Ali and special guests John Barton a poet and past editor of The Malahat Review, and local youth slam poet Neko Smart.
Established in Canada in April 1999 by the League of Canadian Poets, National Poetry Month celebrates poetry and its vital place in Canada's culture. Learn more at victoria.ca/poetlaureate.