Poetry celebration at Lennoxville Library
Aprilis National Poetry Month and, to celebrate the wonderful world of poetry, local poets Angela Leuck and Steve Luxton are hosting “Spring Poetry Readings”, an event that will unite local poets in the wonderful setting of Lennoxville’s one hundred and one year-old library.
“We want to celebrate Poetry Month and get poetry lovers together as much as possible; I think that’s important. It’s also important to note the tradition of poetry in the Eastern Townships,” commented Steve Luxton who will emcee the bilingual event along with Heather Davis.
Several of Canada’s renowned poets have lived in the area, such as the late Ralph Gustafson, Governor General Award winner from North Hatley; the late A.J.M. Smith, also from North Hatley; The late Louis Dudek who had a country home in Way’s Mills; and the late Robert Allen, of Ayer’s Cliff. Governor General Award winner, Doug Jones, continues to live in North Hatley.
Some of the poets who will be reading at the Lennoxville Library, besides the hosts, are Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, Marjorie Bruhmuller, Helene Dorion, Eleanor Gang, Frank Harding, Luc LaRochelle, France Mongeau and more. “We want this to be a friendly, inclusive and celebratory affair,” added Mr. Luxton. Hatley.Hat “Spring Poetry Readings” will be held on April 30th, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Lennoxville Library. The event is free and refreshments, including a celebratory cake, will be served. Donations are accepted.