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

Guernica Poets Taking Part in Irving Layton Centenary Event

Guernica Editions
January 19, 2012
By Laura Carter

Guernica poets Michael Mirolla and Julie Roorda have been invited to take part in an Irving Layton Centenary Event at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Poets will come together for the event and take the stage to read Layton’s work. Michael and Julie will be joined by Margaret Atwood, Scott Griffin, Anna Porter, Pier Giorgio DiCicco, Barry Callaghan and Dennis Lee among others. The evening will be hosted by Max Layton, Irving Layton’s eldest son and upcoming Guernica author.

When: Wednesday, March 14 from 7:00pm until 10:30pm

Where: Harbourfront Centre , 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

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