• Event Details:

  • Sunday April 22, 2018
  • 1:30 p.m. / Doors @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Multicultural Heritage Centre
    5411 – 51 Street
    Stony Plain, Alberta[Map to venue]
  • Free event

Here, There, and Everywhere: Outlying Voices

  • Event Details:

  • Sunday April 22, 2018
  • 1:30 p.m. / Doors @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Multicultural Heritage Centre
    5411 – 51 Street
    Stony Plain, Alberta[Map to venue]
  • Free event

This event is free, but requires registration: https://outlyingvoices.eventbrite.ca

Three poets with strong rural sensibilities (Thomas Trofimuk, Angela Kublik, and Leanne Myggland-Carter) will explore how the big, open spaces outside of urban areas complement and clash with more metropolitan influences and aesthetics.

Our beautiful province is experiencing growing pains as urban centres expand and traditional rural communities shift and change. We all live underneath Alberta’s big prairie sky, but are some voices getting lost? Poetry has the power to bring disparate perspectives together and perhaps this powerful aesthetic can create a space where urban and rural poets focus more on what brings us together instead of what sets us apart.

This event takes place in the art gallery of the historic Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre. Space is limited, so tickets are required, even though this is a FREE event. Please grab your ticket in advance here: outlyingvoices.eventbrite.ca. Together with your entrance, each ticket entitles the bearer to a complimentary glass of wine. Age 18+.

Performers

  • Leanne Myggland-Carter

    Leanne Myggland-Carter is a Spruce Grove writer of poetry and story (lmcwrites.com) whose published collections include elements, Orange, and Choices. For the past 15 years, she has been active in the Greater Edmonton Area literary scene as a writing instructor, manuscript evaluator, and Canadian Authors Association Alberta Branch Operations & Communications Manager (2014-2017).

  • Thomas Trofimuk

    Thomas Trofimuk is an Edmonton writer of poetry and fiction (thomastrofimuk.com), whose novels include; The 52nd Poem, Doubting Yourself to the Bone, Waiting for Columbus, and in 2017, the critically acclaimed This is All a Lie. He’s been active in the Edmonton area poetry scene with the Raving Poets, the Stroll of Poets, the ROAR Spoken Word Festival, and his weekly poetic “sorbet” offerings.

  • Angela Kublik

    Angela Kublik is an Edmonton based writer, librarian, editor and publisher whose chapbook, If I Must Leave, was published in 2017 by House of Blue Skies. With Dymphny Dronyk, she edited two best-selling poetry anthologies: Home and Away: Alberta’s Finest Poets Muse on the Meaning of Home (2009) and Writing the Land: Alberta through its Poets (2007).

Artists Appearing

Various artists