Press Releases

Tuesday 4 October 2011

The Griffin Trust launches poetry recitation contest in Quebec, with the support of poet Pierre NepveuTROIS-RIVIÈRES, 4 October, 2011 – Following its successful launch in Ontario by The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, high school poetry recitation contest Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is now opening its doors in Quebec before reaching across Canada in 2013.

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Poetry In Voice winners with Scott GriffinScott Griffin awarded $10,000 in prize money to high school students and their schools at this evening’s first-ever Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie recitation finals, held at the Young Centre for Performing Arts in downtown Toronto’s historic Distillery District.

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Scott Griffin, Founder of Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie (PIV/LVP) is pleased to announce that novelist Karine Glorieux, actor and Governor General’s Literary Award–winning writer Robert Lalonde, Soulpepper Theatre founding artist Diana Leblanc, Governor General’s Literary Award–winning poet Dennis Lee, Griffin Poetry Prize–winning poet Karen Solie, and Governor General’s Literary Award–winning poet Élise Turcotte will judge the 2011 Poetry In Voice Recitation Contest Finals on April 12, 2011Albert Schultz, Soulpepper Theatre’s founding Artistic Director, will host the evening’s competition, to be held at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.

Tuesday 23 November 2010

This morning, Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, announced the launch of Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie, a national bilingual poetry recitation contest combining the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theatre with the study of great literature in the high school classroom.

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