The Poetic Places Fredericton app is now live on the Google Play Store! To celebrate its launch, poets and poetry-lovers alike gathered at Westminster Books in Downtown Fredericton last night.
The evening started off with a welcome from Dr. Kathleen McConnell (also known by her pen name Kathy Mac), who showed off the app’s website to attendees. App designer and current editor Katlin Copeland spoke briefly about the process involved in developing the app.
A number of talented poets participated in the reading portion of the evening. Among these were Shari Andrews, Margaret McLeod, and Lynn Davies. Davies, alongside her own poems, read poetry by M. Travis Lane, who is also featured on the Poetic Places app. Jane Tims, who will soon be featured on the Archive, also read.
Light refreshments in the form of cookies, iced tea, and water were served.
Poetic Places Fredericton (for those who haven’t heard yet) is an app inspired by Poetic Places London, which was created by Sarah Cole while she was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the British Museum.
Poetic Places Fredericton allows users to explore the city and the incredible poetry that’s woven into its fabric. Users will get a notification when they pass by a location that has a connection to a poem. They will be able to access the poem, a brief biography of the poet, and information on the place. However, all of the poems (and the corresponding biographies and place information) are available on the app regardless of where you are, allowing you to explore the poetry of Fredericton from anywhere (even the other side of the world, if you so choose).
You can find Poetic Places Fredericton on the Google Play Store here.
Poetic Places Fredericton is also available in your web browser, for those without Android devices.
Until next time,
a.k.a. the girl who is excited for classes to start in a week and a half (and, believe it or not, loves school supplies shopping)