The City of Windsor is seeking its next Poet Laureate, as well as its inaugural Indigenous Storyteller AND Multicultural Community Storyteller.
In celebration of the trend-setting program’s 10th anniversary, the City has rebranded this innovative program to become the “Poet Laureate & Storytellers” program, and expanded it to include the two new storyteller positions. Applications and Nominations will be accepted as follows:
Poet Laureate: Applications accepted from Monday, January 17th to Friday, February 4th, 2022.
Indigenous Storyteller: Applications accepted from Monday, January 17th to Friday, February 25th, 2022.
Multicultural Community Storyteller: Applications accepted from Monday, January 17th to Friday, February 25th, 2022.
The Program Guidelines and Submission Form can be found at: https://www.citywindsor.
The City of Windsor’s Poet Laureate & Storytellers Program aims to be a model for Canadian communities for what is possible with a truly innovative, responsive and engaging program to celebrate the literary arts through the written and spoken word. Creators appointed to posts in the program will share stories through poetry, literature, spoken word and oral history, and even music and the performing arts to a wide and appreciative audience, thus strengthening the public’s relationship to the literary arts, storytelling, culture and heritage. Through the positions of poet laureate emeritus, poet laureate, youth poet laureate, Indigenous storyteller, and multicultural community storyteller, the program will showcase diverse, important, relevant and creative literary artists through innovative events and initiatives that connected the community to the program. Windsor’s Poet Laureate & Storytellers Program seeks to celebrate the contributions of literary and spoken word artists to the cultural life of our broader community and to meet the needs of the culturally rich, diverse, and evolving community in Windsor. Through this program, we are able to gather, preserve and share the unique Windsor stories that shape our community, today and into the future