2019 Spring Poetry Colloquium Deadline Extended
Sage Hill Scholarships & Bursaries
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2019 Spring Poetry Colloquium Deadline Extended!

Led by George Elliott Clarke


The 2019 Spring Poetry Colloquium will be held at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, Saskatchewan.  Retreat to this beautiful setting and take the time to complete your poetry manuscript!

Photo credits Rev. Paul Paproski, O.S.B.

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Instruction occurs within an intensive, deep-immersion setting over a relaxed 14 days, with an emphasis on individual writing and manuscript revision. Writers will benefit from individual manuscript consultations, as well as seminar discussions investigating technical, philosophical, or conceptual issues in contemporary poetry.


George Elliott Clarke 
Photo credit Harvard University

The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and the 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke is a revered artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays, and poetry. Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1960, Clarke was educated at the University of Waterloo, Dalhousie University, and Queen’s University. Clarke is also a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature. A professor of English at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard. He holds eight honorary doctorates, plus appointments to the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada at the rank of Officer. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. His recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry, the Premiul Poesis (Romania), the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (US), and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. Clarke’s work is the subject of Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke (2012), edited by Joseph Pivato. Finally, though Clarke is racialized “Black” and was socialized as an Africadian, he is a card-carrying member of the Eastland Woodland Métis Nation Nova Scotia, registered under Section 35 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He is, at last, a proud Afro-Métis Africadian.

2019 Spring Poetry Colloquium

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Professional Development Funding

Did you know that scholarships and bursaries are available to Sage Hill participants?

Sage Hill offers the Wyn Lilburn Memorial Bursary and the Drummond Memorial Scholarship to Spring Poetry Colloquium participants, and a number of options to Summer Program participants.

Many writers also receive artists' grants to attend Sage Hill. Check with your provincial Arts Board for information on professional development funding available to you!

Paddy O'Rourke Poetry Scholarship

Attention young Saskatchewan poets and people who know or work with young poets! Check out this new scholarship opportunity, established in honour of writer Paddy O’Rourke!

Click the poster below to visit the scholarship website.

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