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The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking nominations for its next Poet Laureate to advocate and promote poetry, language, and the arts throughout the Halifax region.
The Poet Laureate will be a resident poet, storyteller, or spoken word artist who has been recognized for achieving excellence in the field and whose body of work demonstrates connection with and relevance to, the citizens of the municipality.
Serving a three-year term beginning in April 2020 and concluding in March 2023, the Poet Laureate will be an ambassador for the Halifax region 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 after their term.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.
For more information and to apply, visit https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/arts-culture-heritage/opportunities-artists-halifax