Anna Yin won another Matchmaker Microgrant from MAC and she will start 2024 off with this creative project: Polyphonic celebration for Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary. Congratulations to all winners!
A night of poetry in the heart of Toronto at Art Bar. Anna Yin performed Poetry and Music with Mark Harry and showcase “Starlight Tapestry” by Don Gutteridge with Chinese Translation by Anna. The other featured poet: Kelly Rose Pflug Back and Open mic graced the event as well. Thanks Art Bar Poetry Series, the League of Canadian Poets and Canada Council for the Arts.
“Awakening”, a poetry film inspired by public art in Mississauga now has been released. The short film was produced and directed by Anna Yin with her film crew members Sarah Hei and Roy Marques. The film covers more than 10 pieces of public art in Mississauga and reveals the city’s unique history and culture with beautiful natural scenes. This project won a 2023 Micro Matchmaker grant from Mississauga Arts Council and was supported by local art groups and businesses. Here is the film link for you to enjoy:
Special thanks to the Mississauga Arts Council, the Mississauga Nation, Triple J Canada, and Kaideed Education. Congratulations on this exciting release! Check more about this project.
Mississauga is home to Indigenous peoples and diverse ethnic groups. Public art is vital to connect communities and showcase cultural identities. When I was Mississauga’s inaugural poet laureate, I envisioned a project that would link poetry and public art in a collaborative film. In March 2023, I wrote a poem “Reflecting on Public Art in Mississauga” inspired by this idea and submitted it with my film project, together these won MAC’s 2023 spring Matchmaker MicroGrant.
Now we are ready to begin our project and plan to finish a film based on it in Oct, 2023. We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming film-making activities. Click the link to read the poem!
There are several ways to support us: submit your creative photos or poems, or be our sponsors or directly participate! Thank our sponsors: MAC, AGM, WUC, Triple J Canada, Kaideed Education etc for making the project to take form!
This month the City of Mississauga is offering a variety of poetry contests, calls for submissions, workshops, poetry slam & more! Check out the full list of programs. All are free.
Please consider requesting a custom poem for Valentine’s day! A great team of Canadian Poets offer spontaneous personal poems as gifts–for a great cause! Featuring Heartfelt 2023 poets: Cathy Thorne, Jim Nason, Antonia Facciponte, Michael Fraser, Sharon Lax, Josephine LoRe, Grace Ma, Vironika Wilde, Maureen Hynes, Susie Wheelehan, Anna Yin, Sue Bracken, Laura McRae, Sarah Tsiang and Kate Marshall Flaherty Details please check https://poets.ca/heartfelt/
MAC’s Arts for Business Directory is a roster of professional performers, musicians, visual artists, instructors, photographers, and more. Anna Yin’s services: Poetry for Health and Harmony in this collection are available for corporate events and communities to connect people with nature and their own creativity. For details, please contact Anna! Happy Holiday Seasons!
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!
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.