Event Recap: Yesterday

OK, yesterday was a whirlwind of events and to break them all down for you blow-blow would be simply too much for a single blog post. Instead, I am going to direct you to connect with us on our Facebook page to get all the latest news and updates. And, more appropriate to this post, you can see Randall Edwards’s amazing photographic documentation of the festival. The pics are truly awesome, and they capture the feel of the events very well. Here’s a taste of what went down yesterday (April 25, 2013), but you should join us on Facebook for the full meal deal.

Aboriginal Stories, CBC @ Noon

This event at CBC was a discussion on being an aboriginal poet in Canada. With Marilyn Dumont, Heather Simeney MacLeod, Janet Rogers, and Edmonton’s preset Poet Laureate, Anna Marie Sewell.

Photo by Randall Edwards Photo by Randall Edwards
The Play and the Poem

Scotland’s makar, Liz Lochhead, is not only a brilliant and much-loved poet, but also a celebrated playwright. The Play & The Poem had her talking to Kim McCaw, Director of the Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation. A few scenes from her plays were brought to life by Edmonton actors Michael Peng, Elena Porter, and Jamie Cavanagh.

Photo by Randall Edwards Photo by Randall Edwards Photo by Randall Edwards
The Great Black North Book Launch

This event was the launch of The Great Black North – Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, published by our friends and colleagues at Frontenac House.

Photo by Randall Edwards Photo by Randall Edwards Photo by Randall Edwards

Symbiotica, a presentation of Edmonton’s Words With Friends (yegwords), is a collaborative exhibition of poetry and visual art. The show’s launch was last evening, and it runs until Tuesday April 30th at the Daffodil Gallery. Check it out!

Photo by Kasia Gawlak

Above photo by Kasia Gawlak.

Photo by Lamya Asiff

Above photo by Lamya Asiff.

And if that’s the not enough, we also had French Twist at the Duchess Bakery, AND The Glass Door Coffee House reading down in Millwoods. Awesome! Like I said, don’t be afraid to reach out and touch us on Facebook. That’s where you’ll see all the cool pics and get the latest updates.

See y’all out there today.