Established in 1983, the Hamilton Poetry Centre works to support and encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry. Located in Hamilton, Ontario, the Hamilton Poetry Centre conducts workshops and hosts Canada Council sponsored readings.


Welcome to the Hamilton Poetry Centre’s 2016/2017 Season

Our workshop series begins September 15. Follow the link for more information. This is a great opportunity to receive thoughtful peer feedback on your poems in progress.

Our reading series kicks off September 22. This series features acclaimed poets from across Canada. Follow the link for information on the poets who will be reading this season. There is an open mic section at the beginning of each reading, to allow local poets to share their work. Please plan to arrive by 7:00 p.m. if you would like to be included in the open mic.

In addition HPC will be sponsoring two Open Readings this year! These are always fun evenings, and a great way to share your work. Everyone is welcome to attend and/or read. These events are FREE!

Dates: Thursday, November 24, 2016 and May 11, 2017
Doors Open at 6:30 pm, reading starts at 7pm.
Location: Ye Olde Squire, 875 Main St. West

Please arrive by 6:45 to register to read.  The event will last about 1 to 1 ½ hours
Each reader will have about 5 minutes, depending on how many sign up.
Available for purchase – alcoholic drinks and pop, fantastic food

With thanks to:

Hamilton Public Library
Bryan Prince Bookseller
Epic Books
The Canada Council for the Arts
Irene Feddema for the HPC logo and bookmark design