Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking nominations for its next Poet Laureate to advocate and promote poetry, language and the arts throughout the region.
The Poet Laureate will be a resident poet, storyteller or spoken word artist who has achieved excellence amongst his or her peers and whose body of work demonstrates connection with and relevance to our citizens.
Serving a two-year term beginning in January 2016 and concluding in January 2018, the Poet Laureate will be an ambassador for Halifax and its residents by engaging the community in activities, programs and events that demonstrate the positive impact of literature, poetry, and spoken word.
The Poet Laureate is also expected to compose and present poems or presentations at select municipal events and Regional Council meetings, participate on the selection committee for the succeeding Poet Laureate, and liaise with municipal staff on a regular basis, including providing a written report on their experience at the conclusion of their term.
For more information on the Poet Laureate roles and responsibilities, as well as the application process and due dates, visit www.halifax.ca/culture/Opportunities/index.php.