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Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, 2020 Edition

Revised deadline for submissions: May 1, 2020. Rules

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Spring Pulse Poetry Festival Update

Our public priority is the safety and well-being of locals, festival guests, and those travelling to perform. The COVID-19 Pandemic has created an unprecedented situation for event organizers to be prudent and vigilant.

We have two high-risk categories of those going to the festival and returning home, plus a large percentage of seniors attending our events. Therefore, we are cancelling this year’s Spring Pulse Poetry Festival.

We regretfully share this news to all volunteers, sponsors, and participants. With a wounded heart, disappointed we cannot bring our community together through this annual live poetry festival.

The 2020 edition of the Drummond Poetry Contest will proceed as planned, apart from the cancellation of the live awards event. Please keep your entries coming!

We stand firm in these anxious times in supporting a healthy society as we positively persevere with the challenges and changes ahead.

David Brydges, artistic director
Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

Spring's Poetic Pulse, 2019
Spring’s Poetic Pulse, 2019