• Event Details:

  • Wednesday April 24, 2019
  • 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 2

  • Event Details:

  • Wednesday April 24, 2019
  • 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

  • Liam Coady

    Liam Coady is a spoken word artist based in Edmonton Alberta. His most recent publication is This Love Is Mad Reciprocal published by Glass Buffalo and edited by Matthew Stepanic.

  • Daniel Poitras

    Daniel Poitras is a halfbreed poet from the Paul First Nation.

  • Sophie Kim

    As the Youth Poet Laureate for this year, Sophie Kim hopes to encourage youth to use poetry as a means of self-reflection. Aside from sleepless nights writing and deleting words, Sophie spends her time cultivating her love for learning, playing sports, and dreaming about her future.

  • Omar Farah

    Omar Farah is a 22-year-old, Somali-Canadian spoken word poet. To put it simply, most poets think that he’s rapping, and most rappers think he’s a poet. But both sides acknowledge he’s decent with a microphone.

  • K'alii Stewart

    K’alii Stewart is a Nisga’a organizer, poet, and ecology student from the Nass Valley in BC. This past year, K’alii was on the team representing Edmonton at the national spoken word competition CFSW, and is now the founder of the Edmonton Indigenous Poets Society. An integral trend throughout K’aliis life, has been examining the social conditions that have given rise to the many injustices we see in the world today. K’alii is currently fighting a custody battle to get her 3-year-old son back. The spirit of hope and determination that she has learned from this process is channeled into her poems which are often delivered as open calls to action.

Artists Appearing

Various artists