Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy

Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy

August 23, 2005 13:29 ET

Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy: Recite A Poem-For Literacy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 23, 2005) - Can you recite a poem - yours or someone else's - from memory? Are you gutsy enough to do it in public - and would your friends sponsor you for your sheer bravery? If so, then take the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy Poetry Challenge and help support lifelong learning in your community. It will be held on the Enbridge Gas Distribution Literacy Stage at The Word On The Street, September 25, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

People around Toronto who support adult literacy have already taken the challenge of memorizing a poem and will recite it during The Word On The Street. They are getting sponsors, and the money they raise goes to the literacy program of their choice or to the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML), the regional network for all publicly funded literacy programs in Toronto and York Region. There is still space for more supporters to memorize and recite or just to read a poem.

Poets Antonio D'Alfonso, Linda Stitt, Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes and Sheila Stewart will all read from their own work and singer/songwriters Norm Hacking, Andrea England and Claire Jenkins will share their musical talents in support of adult literacy.

There's some poetry in all of us. Bring yours to The Word On The Street on Sunday, September 25, 2005. You can sponsor one of the committed participants or recite yourself.

For more information or to obtain pledge sheets, please contact Melissa DeMers at 416-961-4013 or visit the MTML website at

Contact Information

  • Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy
    Glenn Pound
    (416) 961-4013
    (416) 961-8138 (FAX)