Poetry Central 1
- Monday April 23, 2018
- 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB[Map to venue]
- Free event
Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information or a free poetry book.
Performers – Monday April 23
Mary Campbell is an Edmonton poet. Her poems have appeared in various anthologies and websites.
Omar Farah is a 21-year-old Somali-Canadian poet and 2017 Edmonton Slam Champion. His style of rhythmic poetry is either going to make you bop and weave your head in unison, or run out to the streets screaming REVOLUTION!
Nicole Lachat is a trilingual poet, daughter to a Peruvian mother and Swiss father. She recently completed her Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University.
R. P. LaRose is a poet, educator and Métis Nation citizen who grew up near Buffalo Lake/Stettler in central Alberta. He holds an MFA from Cornell University, and his first chapbook was published by Anstruther Press, out of Toronto.
Medgine Mathurin is a Haitian-born poet, psalmist and spoken word artist. Her multilingual upbringing (French, Creole, English) not only prompted her to begin experimenting with the potential and magic of language, but naturally compelled her into a deep love of poetry.