Power of Poetry: Celebrating Halifax Poet Laureate Afua Cooper


On February 20, 2020, the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute invite you to join them in recognizing and celebrating the work of Afua Cooper through her poetry and performances by contemporary spoken word artists. Click to see the poster for more information…

Evenings @ Government House


Noted academic Dr. Afua Cooper will give a presentation based on her recent book, “15 Ships: The Exodus of the Black Loyalists from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone” Evenings @ Government House Date:  Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm Arrival Time: 6:30pm – 6:50pm Location:  Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax Admission:  Free … Continue reading Evenings @ Government House

Our Community, Our Legacy: 2019 DAL YEAR IN REVIEW


Dal’s community connections, front-and-centre during the university’s 200th anniversary celebrations in 2018, were every bit as prominent this past year. Dalhousie marked 40 years of Dalplex as a community recreation destination, and 20 years of Let’s Talk Science’s continuing educational outreach. The launch of the Emera ideaHUB on Sexton Campus represented an exciting new era … Continue reading Our Community, Our Legacy: 2019 DAL YEAR IN REVIEW

What I love about libraries..


Halifax’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper, reflects on the meaning of poetry in her life, her love of libraries, and staying inspired. Read the full blog post at Halifax Public Libraries – Halifax Blogs. What I love about libraries Libraries gave me wings to fly. As a young child, I would lose myself in books … Continue reading What I love about libraries..

Poetry Can Heal The World


Halifax Public Libraries guest blog by Halifax’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper (April 30, 2019) Poetry that inspires me In elementary school in Jamaica, my teachers introduced my classmates and I to Caribbean poets. What a gift! We read such poets as Claude McKay, Louise Bennet, and Nicolas Guillen in translation. Claude McKay wrote some … Continue reading Poetry Can Heal The World