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PoetryNOW: 11th Annual Battle of the Bards

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Toronto’s popular poetry competition, PoetryNOW: The Battle of the Bards, is back for its 11th year to feature readings from 20 dynamic poets and showcase a diverse range of voices, themes and poetic genres. Each poet will be given three minutes to read their work, which can range from comical to contemplative.

The Prize: One poet will win an invitation to read at the 40th Anniversary edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (October 24 – November 3, 2019) and have their book and Festival event advertised in NOW Magazine.

The winner will be selected by a judging panel composed of Geoffrey E. Taylor, TIFA Director, and established poets Andy McGuire (Country Club) and Alison Pick (Strangers With The Same Dream).

The live event will be hosted by Susan G. Cole.