Poetry at Stephan's House

Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site is hosting its 15th annual Poetry at Stephan’s House, on Sunday, July 15 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Born in Iceland, Stephan G. Stephansson and his family settled in the Markerville area in 1889. Widely regarded as the greatest Icelandic poet since the Middle Ages, Stephan G. Stephansson is best known for Andvokur, or “Wakeful Nights,” a 6-volume set of poetry.

Visitors and participants will enjoy the Icelandic tradition of writing poetry at a social event. There will be poetry readings by a number of local and area poets. They will write a collaborative poem with other attendees, experiment with magnetic poetry, illustrate some of Stephan’s poems, enjoy baked goods and beverages, and visit the historic house restored to its 1927 appearance.

This year’s theme is “family. We are looking for both poets and artists to present their work. Please download the Submission information for more details.

Regular admission rates apply.