Poetry Month will be Celebrated Throughout April

During the entire month of April, the Town of Sackville will be celebrating Poetry Month!  Check out some of what will be happening below:


Thursday, April 6
3:00 – 4:00 pm                  Poetry at the Drew
Join us and several guest readers at the Drew Nursing Home for an afternoon of great company and amazing poetry.
The Drew Nursing Home


Monday, April 10, 2017
7:00 pm                                  Town Council Poetry Proclamation and Reading
Join us at our Regular Council Meeting at Mayor John Higham officially proclaims April as Poetry Month in the Town of Sackville.  Local poet Fran Langsthrop will also read an original poem to celebrate the official kickoff.
Council Chambers, Town Hall


Tuesday, April 18
7:00 – 9:00 pm                     Three Poet Reading
Join Poet Laureate, Marilyn Lerch; Edith Miller; and Jane Tims as they share some of their original work inspired by the Tantramar Region. Everyone is welcome!
Tidewater Books, Bridge Street


Sunday, April 30
1:00 – 3:00 pm                    Poetry Open Mic with the Junior Jills
Do you have a love for poetry?  Join us for snacks, refreshments and fantastic poetry.  The Junior Jills will be on-hand to provide some great musical entertainment as well!  If you would like to read your own favourite poem of 75 lines or less, please register with Deanna Cadman at 364-4958 or d.cadman@sackville.com by April 21, 2016.
Council Chambers, Town Hall

Poetry Month Contest

Do you have the perfect poem hidden away in a desk somewhere?  Maybe you’ve been recently motivated!  Enter the Town of Sackville Poetry Writing Contest today!
Age categories:
5-10 years old
10-12 years old
13-15 years old
15-18 years old
Mount Allison Student
Poems can be of any length and style.  The winners will have their poems professionally displayed at Tidewater Books and will receive some other great prizes.
To enter the contest, download the required form and submit to m.pryde@sackville.com or by dropping your poem off to Town Hall by 4:30pm on April 21, 2016.  The winners will be announced on April 27, 2016.
Roving Poets
Keep your eyes open for the Roving Poets!  They will be out and about all month long spontaneously entertaining Sackville residents and visitors alike with impromptu poetry readings when and where you least expect them!
Poetry in the Schools
The Town is proud to partner with Tantramar area membership of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick and several local poets and poetry enthusiasts, to bring poetry into Salem Elementary, Port Elgin School, Dorchester Consolidated, Marshview Middle School and Tantramar High!  There will be workshops, poetry readings, curriculum integration, and much more.