Thursday, February 02, 2012

Come Celebrate Irving Layton's 100th Birthday!

Canadians coast to coast are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of our greatest poets, Irving Layton, who was born on March 12, 1912. Never before in Canadian history has this country united to remember - of all things! - one of its poets. Celebrations are scheduled in all ten provinces and the Yukon and this Page serves as our communication HUB for such Events.

If you would like to organize an Event in your own community please contact Max Layton at maxlayton at rogers dot com.

Also, please go to our Facebook page and then to EVENTS to RSVP, volunteer or learn more. (You don't need a Facebook account to get information from the page).

Some of the communities where celebrations are taking place:

March 10 - Bowen Island, BC, Canada -Irving Layton Centenary Celebration
March 11 - Ottawa, ON, Canada - Poets and Members of Parliament celebrate Layton's legacy
March 11 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Irving Layton 100th Birthday Party
March 11 - Montreal, QC, Canada - Irving Layton's 100th
March 11 - Victoria, BC, Canada - Welcome to the Irving Layton Spice Box Centennial Cabaret!
March 12 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada - Looking Back, Looking Forward
March 12 - Regina, SK, Canada - Vertigo Celebrates Irving Layton's 100th Birthday
March 12 - Goose Bay, Labrador - Letterset Layton
March 12 - Fredericton, NB, Canada - Community Poetry Reading
March 12 - Sydney, NS, Canada - Irving Layton Centenary Celebration
March 12 - Windsor, ON, Canada - Centenary Celebration
March 12 - Kingston, ON, Canada - Poetry Reading and Book Display
March 12 - Calgary, AB, Canada - Irving Layton Open Mic
March 12 - Edmonton, AB, Canada - Poetry Reading and Open Mic
March 12 - Halifax, NS, Canada - Whatever Else Poetry Is Freedom Centenary Bash
March 12 - Corner Brook, Nfld, Canada - The Irving Layton Birthday Bash
March 12 - St.John's, Nfld, Canada - Irving Layton’s 100th Birthday Bash
March 13 - St.John's, Nfld, Canada - Centenary Birthday Celebration
March 12 - Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada - Irving Layton Open Mic
March 12 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada - Irving Layton Celebration
March 12 - Charlottetown, PEI, Canada - Poetry Reading
March 12 - Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON, Canada - Reading Layton
March 14 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Harbourfront - Irving Layton Centenary Event

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