Spring Poet Laureate Mentorship sessions available for local poets

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Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is looking for five emerging or practicing poets aged 14 or older who are interested in an hour-long one-on-one mentorship session this spring with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. 

If that describes you, KFPL asks you to please submit a sample of your poetry (from five to 12 pages in length) to [email protected]. Don’t forget to include your full name and your contact information with your submission. To be eligible, your submission must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021. 

(Those without an email address may submit their verse as a print-out or typescript at any branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library, marked to the attention of Poet Laureate Jason Heroux, c/o Isabel Turner Branch.)

The five mentorship sessions will take place via Zoom at the following times:

  • Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

When submitting your poetry, be sure to list which of these five sessions you’d be able to attend, ranked in order of your preference. KFPL says Heroux will review all the submissions and will schedule one-on-one meetings with five poets. During the hour he will go over your work and offer both feedback and possible next steps.

View the opportunity on the KFPL website.

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