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Shoshana Wasser

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Ontario's First Poet Laureate - Call for Nominations

July 7, 2020

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario has started the process of inviting nominations for a Poet Laureate for the province.

The Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie) was passed unanimously in the Legislature in December 2019. 

Applications for the position are being accepted through to September 15, 2020. Following the acceptance of nominations, a selection panel will prepare a short list of the nominees by December and announce a chosen nominee by February 2021.

Learn more about the nomination process for the Poet Laureate of Ontario.