Poet Laureate One-on-One Mentorship

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is looking for five emerging or practising poets aged 14 or older who are interested in an hour-long one-on-one online mentorship session this spring with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. 

If that describes you, please submit a sample of your poetry (from five to 12 pages in length) to [email protected].  Don't forget to include your full name and your contact information with your submission.  To be eligible, your submission must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9.  (Those without an email address may submit their verse as a print-out or typescript at any branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library, marked to the attention of Poet Laureate Jason Heroux, c/o Isabel Turner Branch.)

Please note that the five mentorship sessions will take place via Zoom at the following times:

  • Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

When sending in your poetry, please be sure to list which of these five Zoom sessions you'd be able to attend, ranked in order of your preference.  Jason will review all the submissions and will schedule one-on-one meetings with five poets.  During your hour he will go over your work and offer both feedback and possible next steps.