Workshops – 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival! We assume that you’ve checked out our schedule page for all the great details on this year’s fest. We’re pumped to get this baby going!

This year we’re presenting two workshops that will help you hone your poetic edge. Here are the details, with links to the event pages for each.

Writing Workshop with Armand Garnet Ruffo

You have the opportunity to work with one of Canada’s finest poets, Armand Garnet Ruffo, on how to create your own personal mythology and turn it into poetry. Use elements of myth, legend and tall tale to reveal what can’t always be revealed by describing the ‘real’ world. Presented by the Canadian Authors Association.

$40 members (CAA or Edm Poetry Fest); $70 Non-members

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Performance Poetry Workshop – Jazz Up Your Reading

Are you excited by the performance possibilities for your poetry? Can you imagine taking your café reading to a new level of connection with your audience? Join spoken word artist John Leppard and explore techniques that will enhance your poetic voice, adding depth and variety to your words and delivery. The emphasis will be on exploring your personal performance potential in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Facilitated by the always amazing John Leppard, this ‘shop will get you going on stage.

$25 for all

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