FW: League contest & mentorship

News from the LeagueThe P.K. Page Mentorship program is currently accepting applications from emerging and established poets! The selected applicants will participate in a mentorship program from September 5 to November 5, 2021. Mentees and mentors will meet every other week (likely digitally) for two hours to discuss a poetry work-in-progress as agreed upon prior to the mentorship start date. Deadline to apply is July 12, 2021Find out more

The 1st Annual Lesley Strutt Poetry Contest The Lesley Strutt Poetry Contest is an award that provides a prize for the single best poem submitted to our judges. This contest is open to all poets (professional, emerging, and first-time) in Canada, and is run each summer in memory of poet and friend Lesley Strutt. Deadline to submit is August 2, 2021. Find out more

Honouring Lesley Strutt – The Lesley Strutt Poetry Fund Lesley Strutt was an incredible poet, friend and supporter of emerging poets across Canada. Her recent passing has left a void for many people, and we feel it is important to do a few things to honour her writing, legacy, and all the incredible work she did for poets in Canada. The League of Canadian Poets, as well as Lesley’s family and friends are establishing the Lesley Strutt Poetry Fund to support the following initiatives: The Lesley Strutt Annual Poetry Contest (Submission are now open), the Lesley Strutt Chapbook for Emerging Poets over 40, and the Commemorative Bench and Celebration Livestream Event. Learn more. or Donate to the Lesley Strutt Poetry Fund