News and Events

Due to COVID, regular monthly readings are not scheduled. We are having occasional online and in-person meetings – check here for details.

For previous announcements and event photos, check the news archive.

February Issue of Open Heart Forgery now available

Why I Wrote This Poem

Ever wondered about the origins of your favourite OHF poems? Open Heart Forgery now encourages poets to share the background or inspiration behind their published works. Send us a short explanation or reflection on your OHF poem (max 100 words), and we will feature it in our next e-newsletter and on our website with the poem.

OHF Stories

Read what OHF means to some of our contributors!

Tenth Anniversary Anthology

The Tenth Anniversary Anthology is available at these local stores:

You can also obtain it directly from us. Please use the contact form below to request copies. Copies of the Year 1 Anthology are sold out.

They Call Me Inspiration: Open Heart Abroad

OHF contributor Ron Gillis also writes songs, and is kindly donating all proceeds from digital sales of his album They Call Me Inspiration: Open Heart Abroad to the anthology project. The songs are written by Ron and performed by Cape Breton musician Kenny Walsh. To purchase a digital copy of album or individual songs, go to

Waltzing Time

OHF contributor Marjorie Kildare died last year. She left copies of her book of poems, Waltzing Time, to Open Heart Forgery, and hoped we could distribute them and use them for fundraising. For now, we can’t hand them out at meetings, but a copy can be yours for a donation plus the cost of mailing. Please use the Contact Form, below, to request a copy.


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