In view of the current situation, the board of directors has decided to considerably restrict the planned activities of the 36th edition of the International Poetry Festival.
Health measures and periods of confinement of international poets as well as the limited number of air links deprive the event of the presence of around thirty of these poets. In addition, Canada announced the closure of its international borders until September 30.
Nevertheless, a few activities will be offered to lovers of poetry.
The Pierre-Boucher Museum, the Ursulines Museum, the Art Gallery of the Park, the Raymond-Lasnier Exhibition Center and the Caféier will present exhibitions accompanied by poems.
The traditional poem rope will return to Champlain Park from October 2 to 11, except on rainy days. 5,000 poems will float there.
In addition, 12 banners bearing poems will be installed on rue des Forges during the 10 days of the festival.
The various poetry prizes will be awarded during a private evening.
The National School of Poetry will also hold its activities as planned for three days. Registrations are already complete.
The International Poetry Festival also invites the population to rediscover the poems that are on the walls of the city center, in the port park, as well as those that light up at nightfall on the benches of Champlain Park.
For more details : www.fiptr.com