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.
In case of weather or other emergencies, members and website visitors can consult the website four hours or less before the event in order to find out if it has been cancelled.
TPS Celebrated 70 Successful Years in 2021
In 2021, The Tower Poetry Society has celebrated 70 years of promoting poetry through workshops and the publication, Tower Poetry.
Previous 2021 Anniversary Events
A special 1-hour anniversary event was held online on Saturday, April 24, hosted by the Hamilton Public Library. At this time, the Society extends grateful thanks to many in the Hamilton community who sent messages of greetings and congratulations.
Anniversary Committee Chairperson Gaiyle Connolly was interviewed on ArtWaves on Sunday, May 23, about the TPS Anniversary year. The archived program can be downloaded anytime from: click here.
Poetry & Art Collaboration
“PoARTry: a Dance of Poetry and Art” was featured in the Carnegie Gallery’s Barber Atrium from mid-June through July 4, 2021. This collaborative exhibit between Tower poets and Carnegie artists celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Tower Poetry Society. View exhibit: click here.
Regina Haggo’s Hamilton Spectator column of May 29, 2021 includes interviews with some of the visual artists featured in the exhibit: click here.
November 21, 2021: Launch of Tower Milestones
In honour of the 70th Anniversary of the TPS, we have launched Tower Milestones – the new history book of the Tower Poetry Society. Written by TPS member and past archivist Roy Adams, the book highlights important dates and events of the Society’s past seven decades. The event also featured readings by TPS members from the last four issues of Tower Poetry which were published during the COVID-19 pandemic: Vol. 68 #2, Vol. 69 #1 & #2, and Vol. 70 #1.