Saturday, January 28, 2012

Call for Submissions! (deadline Feb 15) Poetry Quebec Celebrates Irving Layton’s Centenary!

Poetry Quebec
January 28, 2012

Poetry Quebec Celebrates Irving Layton’s Centenary!

It began here, in Montreal. And now it has gone national. Last year, Poetry Quebec came up with the idea of celebrating Irving Layton’s Centenary. After meeting with Layton’s son, Max, the idea took off. Events are now being organized in every major city in every province across the country.

Irving Layton was a renowned Montreal / Canadian / international poet. He was also a controversial one who disturbed the refined sensibility of the conservative Canadian literary and social establishment.

To commemorate this important poet, Poetry Quebec is dedicating its (#11) Spring 2012 issue to him. It will feature a selection of his poems, letters, and introductions from a number of his books. It will also include photos, articles and essays.

We invite you to participate by submitting any work– poems, essays, articles, reminiscences, photos – inspired by or focusing on Layton to

Deadline: February 15th, 2012

The issue will be launched at

The Irving Layton Centenary Celebration/Ceremony

Sunday, March 11, 2012

6:30 PM

Concordia University

J.A. de Sève Cinema

J.W. McConnell Building (Library)


1400 de Maisonneuve West

Montreal, Quebec

The event will include reading of Layton’s poems by Montreal poets

Mark Abley, Jason Camlot, Anne Cimon,

Gabe Foreman, Catherine Kidd, Steve Luxton,

Mary di Michele, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Gillian Sze

Musical & theatrical interpretations

Archival footage & rare books

Admission is FREE but seating is limited.


This event is a co-production with infinitheatre and the Concordia University English Department


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