Release: Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More eBook is ready for free download

We are happy to announce Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More project has successfully completed. Special thanks to Mississauga Arts Council for awarding me a MicroGrant and our other generous sponsors: the League of Canadian poets, Sureway Press, Triple J Canada Consulting Inc, Kaideed International Education Service and the Elite3 Realtor Team. Here is our short video, I hope you enjoy our free eBook by clicking the book cover below.

If you cannot view the above video on YouTube, you can watch it here:

HUB Creative Talks with Anna Yin, Poet & Author

Watch MAC latest edition of HUB Creative Talks! Sherri Murray, MAC’s Communications Producer met with accomplished poet and author, Anna Yin to chat about her life-long achievements such as being Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate from 2015-2017, some favourite moments in her career so far, her writing process, and more information on her poetry workshops. She also chats with us about her new Haiku project, Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More, that recently won a MAC MicroGrant!

Call for haiku submission, and photos for our previous events

Call for haiku submission to be included in Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More eBook publication (editors: Anna Yin and Hans Jongman), Please send 1 -5 haiku to [email protected] before the deadline Sept 1, 2022, Publication date Oct, 6 2022.  We are also calling for haiku based on the photos we provided at the link.

(Copyright belongs to the poet, but we ask for free to use on our website, eBook, and the event and workshops etc. Thanks)

Photos at the Japan Festival at Celebration Square in Mississauga on Aug 20. 2022.

Feedback from our participants for our online haiku workshops:

I am grateful for the opportunity to attend Anna Yin’s haiku writing workshops. Her passion for poetry is infectious and she works tirelessly in promoting this art form in the City of Mississauga. She’s very generous in sharing her expertise with others. In the short period that I worked with her as a mentor, I’ve learned so much and am looking forward to more. — Maria LaGarde

This is the second time I’ve attended one of Anna Yin’s workshops and each time I learned a great deal about modern English haiku. For someone just beginning to explore the genre, I found her instruction to be invaluable. In this session we were challenged to explore each other’s work, to discover what worked, what didn’t and why. I feel this deeper understanding will aid me immensely in strengthening my own haiku. —— Sally Quon

More feedback please check here. &&&&&& To find out more about this project, one of 2022 MAC MicroGrant Winning Programs, please click here. 

Haiku walking tour at River Wood Garden and More

We had a great time for haiku walking tour. The participants enjoyed their experience and each wrote nice work. July 9 will be online haiku workshop, then July 23, 2022: haiku virtual walking tour at art gallery of Mississauga +On line Workshop. You all are welcome to join! Free charge. Thank all our sponsors! Check more photos.

The Spirit of Poetry Across Ontario Updates

Readings by Poet Laureates across Ontario in celebration of National Poetry Month 2022.

Now the video is uploaded for watching.

Al Moritz – Toronto
Randell Adjei – Province of Ontario
Jessica Outram – Cobourg
Anna Yin – First Poet Laureate of Mississauga
Richard M. Grove – Brighton
Jason Heroux – Kingston
Richard-Yves Sitoski – Owen Sound
Victoria Butler – Barrie
Thomas Leduc – Sudbury
Albert Dumont – Ottawa (Anglophone)
Gilles Latour – Ottawa (Francophone)
Sarah Lewis – Peterborough
Alex-Andrei Ungurenasu – Windsor
Ayomide Bayowa/Current Poet Laureate of Mississauga
Former Poet Laureate Paul Edward Costa – Mississauga

Poetry Seeds was selected for the LCP’s chapbook: On the Storm / In the Struggle: poets on survival

Anna Yin’s Haiku project won a MAC’s 2022 MicroGrant

Mississauga Arts Council Announces 2022 MAC MicroGrant Program Winners

Former Mississauga Poet Laureate Anna Yin’s Haiku workshops will combine in-person walks and virtual writing workshops focusing on building creative and resilient communities. The first nature walk starts June 25, 2022 and the workshops run throughout the summer. Please check the detail and how to register.

Updates from Kimball Electronics’ Take a Haiku Hike Challenge

Anna Yin was happy to be a guest speaker and a judge for Kimball Electronics’ Take a Haiku Hike Challenge. Here are the winners with Communications Director Scott Saalman’s announcement. Thank Anna, Scott and all the participants, for bringing about such an amazing event where new talents were discovered. Anna invites all interested to join our online haiku workshops in the summer. Your contributions will be considered for inclusion in our eBook in Oct.