Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Poetry NOW, Special Event: IFOA Weekly

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $10, Free for IFOA Suppoters, students, youth and members of the League of Canadian Poets

20 poets. 1 stage. 1 winner.

Our popular poetry competition will feature readings by 20 emerging and established poets.

Judges Geoffrey E. Taylor (IFOA’s Director), Zviko Mhakayakora (IFOA’s Executive Assistant Programming) and Stuart Ross (winner of 2017 Battle of the Bards) will select one winner, who will receive an automatic invitation to read at the 39th edition of the International Festival of Authors AND an ad for their book in NOW Magazine!

The event will be hosted by NOW‘s Susan G. Cole.

For more information and to submit, go to

The Battle of the Bards is presented in partnership with NOW Magazine.



  • Susan G. Cole

    Susan G. Cole

    Susan G. Cole is an author, playwright and activist. She’s the author of two books on violence against women, the author of A Fertile Imagination, a groundbreaking play about two lesbians trying to have a baby. She has been a contributor to IFOA for over 15 years.