Winnipeg Arts Council - International Day of Poetry

Presented by Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate Di Brandt and the Winnipeg Arts Council. An evening of traditional poems, representing poetry in many languages from around the world. Featuring poetry, music, and refreshments.

Last March, Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate Di Brandt, conceived of and hosted World Poetry Day: Poetry in Many Languages. The event featured seventeen Winnipeg citizens reading their favourite poem in the language of their heritage. There were readings in English, French, Ojibwe, Cree, Ukrainian, Mandarin, Icelandic, Filipino, Spanish, German, ASL, Swahili, Nigerian and other languages. The evening was a great success and we look forward to another wonderful event this evening.