If you're an emerging or practising poet aged 14 or older you may apply for one of the six online mentorship sessions. Please submit a sample of your poetry (from five to 12 pages in length) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to include your full name and your contact information with your submission. To be eligible, your submission must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13. (Those without an email address may submit their verse as a print-out or typescript at any branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library, marked to the attention of Poet Laureate Jason Heroux, c/o Isabel Turner Branch.)
Please note that the six mentorship sessions will take place at the following times:
- Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, November 26 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 28 at 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m.
This interactive online program will be held on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the link at least one hour prior to the start time. It is recommended that participants download Zoom in advance.
When sending in your poetry, please be sure to list which of these six sessions you'd be able to attend, ranked in order of your preference. Jason will review all the submissions and will schedule one-on-one meetings with six poets. During your hour he will go over your work and offer both feedback and possible next steps.