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Gilles Latour, poète lauréat francophone d’Ottawa pour les années 2021–2022

Natif de Cornwall, le nouveau poète lauréat francophone d’Ottawa Gilles Latour a reçu sa formation universitaire à Paris et Montréal. Cependant, il a passé la plus grande partie de sa vie à Ottawa, où il a mené une carrière en développement international, et servi Les Éditions L’Interligne en tant qu’éditeur de la collection poésie. Ses poèmes ont paru dans un grand nombre d’anthologies et de revues, et il a publié cinq recueils.

Ottawa’s new English Poet Laureate: Albert Dumont

Ottawa’s new Anglophone Poet Laureate, Albert Dumont or “South Wind,” is a poet, storyteller, speaker, and an Algonquin traditional teacher. He was born in traditional Algonquin Territory (Kitigan Zibi), and has been walking the Red Road since commencing his sobriety in 1988. He has published five books of poetry and short stories and two children’s books, written in three languages.

Wendy Hartley retires as MASC’s Co-Executive Director

In advance of Wendy Hartley’s retirement from MASC in June of this year, we are sharing this heartfelt letter from Wendy to the people who defined her time at MASC. As Wendy mentions in her letter, we are delighted that Micheline Shoebridge will be continuing in her role as Executive Director to lead MASC into its exciting next phase.