Sherbrooke group ­collecting poems

Sherbrooke group ­collecting poems

For the fifth year in a row Sherbrooke Prend la Parole (Sherbrooke speaks ), a volunteer group of students with a flair for the literary arts, is collecting poems from amateur poets across the region. Working this year around the theme of “the unknown,” the group hopes to collect as many poems by local poets as possible in the name of sharing the work with the world to show that poetry is for everybody.
“People think that poetry is this inaccessible art form,” said Maude St-Laurent, coordinator with Sherbrooke Prend la Parole, explaining that the assembled collection of poems will be shared both through a public performance on or around international poetry day, March 21, and through a partnership with businesses in downtown Sherbrooke. In the latter arrangement the poems are put in display throughout the city’s central core for all to see and to read over the week of March 16 to the 23. See full story in the Monday, Jan. 14 edition of The Record.

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