In addition to our monthly workshops, TPS hosts special events during the year, including launches for each edition of TOWER POETRY. Please join us! All events are free and open to the public.
Launch of Tower Poetry Winter 2018-19
Date: Saturday, January 19th, 2019
Location: Redchurch Café + Gallery (68 King St. East, Hamilton, Ontario)
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The launch of the Winter 2018-19 edition of TOWER POETRY will be held at the Redchurch Café + Gallery (Victoria Hall, 68 King St. E., Hamilton; south side of Gore Park between Hughson and John Streets). We will meet in the gallery area, at the back of the café. There is one step to get into the café, but then it is all on one floor, so there aren’t any stairs. It is wheelchair accessible. The launch is a free event and open to the public; members are encouraged to bring guests. Plan to come for a pre-launch lunch!
The Café serves coffee, wine, beer, and a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods.
Please note the change in location: Redchurch Cafe + Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Two parking lots approx. three blocks from the Café, one to the north at 80 King William Street (at Catherine St.); one to the south at 114 Main Street East (at Hughson St.). See both locations here
2018 Poet Talk
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Location: Westdale Public Library, 955 King St. West, Hamilton, Ontario
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Joanna Lawson
Title: (A Dozen) Techniques to Enhance Poetry
Event is free; all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
This presentation will focus on techniques that poets can utilize to improve and enhance their writing skills. Devices such as rhythm, rhyme (end and internal), meter, metaphor and simile, to name a few, often become neglected or overlooked when a poet is immersed in the writing of a poem. However, diligent use of such devices can help make a poem soar off the page and into the reader’s consciousness. Join us for this special Poetry Talk and opportunity to renew acquaintance with techniques that can assist us to be better poets. Poet Talk is open to the public, is free, and everyone is welcome. Members are encouraged to bring guests.
Joanna Lawson has a BA from McMaster University, an MEd from Brock University, and has completed a master’s level course in poetry from the University of New Hampshire. She also holds a specialist qualification in Special Education and Language. She has been writing most of her life, and became a poet while dealing with the grief of losing her husband in 1987. Her poetry has been published in many anthologies and periodicals in Canada. She has twice received the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Poetry (Inner Voices, 2005; A Bundle of Life, 2008). Her latest book of poetry is entitled My Canada (2017). She is an active member, former president and former Editor-in-chief of the Tower Poetry Society.
Upcoming Book Launch of TOWER POETRY
Saturday, June 15, 2019
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.