Po­etry cel­e­bra­tion at Len­noxville Li­brary

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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.

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