POETRY

& WORD FESTIVAL

AND COMMUNITY &

CULTURAL PICNIC

September 26-27

Bygone Days, Heritage Village, Collingwood

preliminary workshops
fesitval events

Workshops will take place before the event to encourage youth, seniors and the general public to take part.  Everyone is invited to take part and present their creative works. Poetry and word will be exhibited throughout the community. 

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indigenous

Metis Veteran Council

Metis Councils Participation

Indigenous Poets & Word with Thomas King

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Francophone

French Rising Starts 

French Poets in Residence

Francophone Teddy Bear Picnic - Story telling and poems

Fracophone poems and Word readings and workshops

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wellness &
activities

Games (all ages)

Yoga sessions for young and old

Taoist Tai Chi sessions

Wellness presentations and workshops eg.

natural health, , massage, reiki, nutrition, essential oils

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Watermarked - Susam Wismer

Local Poets & Writers - readings/ workshops

Life Slices - Gloria Fern

Poetry Slam

Creative Writing Workshop

Journalistic Writing Workshop

Art of Editing Workshop

Self Publishing Workshop

Getting Published

Poetry Writing Workshop

Song Writing Workshop

Book Market and Publishers Tent

Suspended Poetry

Children & Youth Games and Activities with Word

Storytelling and Poetry

Art of Illumination and Calligraphy 

Poets in Residence 6-10 invited published poets readings

Teddy Bear Picnic storytelling and poems

Alphabet Crowd Scrabble - word activity

Wassailing - workshop and activity

Rising Stars -young emerging poets readings/discussions

Writers Retreat - participants share their work with resident poets, 2 day workshop

Creative Motivations

Explorations - the profession of Poets, Poet Laureates, how they see their work in relation to the community at large

Festival Anthology - each poet participant will submit three poems with registration, one chosen to be published

Wandering Minstrels - throughout the Town and Festival

Educator -discussing classroom poetry & word workshops

Sound of Words

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Arts & Exhibitions

Magic of Children in the Arts workshop

Local Artists

Stone Carving 

Metal Sculpture presentation and workshop

Pottery presentation and Workshop

Steel Spirit - First responders exhibition

Multicultural Culinary - sampling and sharing workshops including Sri Lanken, Serbian, Lithuanian and more

Puppet Workshop and Show 

Local Dance Studio demonstrations

Local Circus School demonstrations

Local music ensembles and songwriters

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