Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Applications Open for New Poet Laureate

Applications are open for the position of Poet Laureate of the City of St. John’s. This will be the fourth Poet Laureate for St. John’s since the position was created in 2006.

The Poet Laureate is an honour bestowed by the City as a way of acknowledging poets and the valuable contribution of poetry and literature in our community. The Poet Laureate will act as an ambassador for poetry and will integrate poetry into a variety of official and unofficial civic events.

The Poet Laureate application, as well as the terms of reference and selection process, are on the City website: under Living in St. John’s choose Forms and Applications, then Arts and Culture.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. A selection committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to City Council for candidate appointment.