World Poetry Day- March 23

World Poetry Day: Poetry in Many Languages


An evening of traditional poems read by Winnipeggers from all walks of life.

Hosted by Winnipeg’s First Poet Laureate, Di Brandt, and the Winnipeg Arts Council


Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Gas Station Theatre, River Avenue & Osborne Street

Admission by donation (Pay what you can)

Reception to follow

ASL-English Interpretation will be provided.

There will be poetry readings in English, French, Ojibwe, Cree, Ukrainian, Mandarin, Icelandic, Spanish, German, ASL, Swahili, Vietnamese, Yiddish and other languages.  Please come out to support Winnipeg's innovative poetic celebration of the rich multicultural traditions and languages flourishing in our city!


Most people understand at a visceral level that poetry is the language of love, of relationship, of devotion, and many people create poems when they've been touched by the experience of love, whether love of God, or nature, or another being.  Poetry is also a language of playfulness, of flirtation, of invention, of "what if."  The wonderful thing about poetry is it can accommodate the entire range of human experience and expression, from silly to grand, serious to funny, playful to grief-stricken, small to epic, sometimes all at the same time!

Di Brandt, Winnipeg’s First Poet Laureate



Ismaila Alfa

Di Brandt

Timonthy Dang

Arshpreet Dhaliwal

Jane Enkin

Marcelline Feza

Ginette Lavack

Guadelupe Carolina Martinez

Horace Massan

Aandeg Muldrew

Daniel Roy

Jordan Sangalong

Zou Wei


Bring your friends and families – this is a community friendly event!

For more information, please call 204-943-7668