Outside of school, at the hairdresser's or at the market, on the Place du Marché, in a school board office, listen, poets are at work.

This Thursday almost feels like a weekend at the Festival International de la Poésie (International Poetry Festival). Small groups of roaming poets can be spotted outside the classrooms. They're planting the seed of poetry, or better yet, they're scattering it to the four winds, spreading the word through their neighbourhoods.