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.
Launch of Tower Poetry Winter 2019-20
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO January 2020 book launch for the Winter issue of Tower Poetry, Vol.68 #2 (Winter 2019-2020).
A double book launch is being planned for both the Winter and Summer (Vol.69 #1) issues, which will be held in June 2020.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Annual Poetry Talk
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Westdale Public Library, 955 King St. West, Hamilton, Ontario
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Guest Speakers: TPS members Norman Brown, Rebecca Clifford, and Jennifer Foster
Title: Three Poet Presenters, Four Poetic Forms
Each of the three presenters will describe at least one type of poetic style, giving examples of the rules (if any) and conventions (if any), and provide examples of each poetic form. The presenters have chosen to speak about the following styles: the sonnet, American cinquain (which evolved from Japanese haiku and tanka), terzanelle (which borrows from the villanelle and sestina), and tyburn rima. Whether poets want to create poems with specific number of lines, or verse requiring a specific syllable count per line or whole poem, they are certain to discover a new way to approach poem-writing. There will be opportunity for discussion following the presentations.