Poet Laureate

Welcome to CollingWord, the place to learn about poetry and the spoken word in Collingwood. As a literary form for people of all ages and backgrounds, poetry can be a source of inspiration and help us express what matters most to us as individuals and as a community. We look forward to adding to these pages as our community’s connection to poetry grows.

Meet our Poet Laureate 2020-2022, Claudia Ferraro

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Claudia was born and raised in Collingwood and is currently in her final year at Dalhousie University in Halifax, studying for her honours degree in English and Creative Writing. She has led workshops and open mic nights and her poetry has been displayed at the Dalhousie Art Gallery and published in the University's literary magazine Fathom of which she is senior editor and head of their social media and marketing team. "I'm so honoured and excited to accept this position with Collingwood, and proud to be part of a community that values poetry. I hope to make it an event more accessible and helpful tool for the community members to work through the complex personal and public questions we are all facing at the moment." Feel free to reach out to Claudia at poetlaureate@collingwood.ca or follow poetry.by.collingwood on Instagram.