You’re Invited to Bohemian Date Night on Aug 13, 2015
The Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Devonian Botanic Garden invite you to…
Oh So Bohemian Date Night
Thursday August 13, 2015
Devonian Botanic Garden Directions
Adult admission – $13.50
Senior admission (65+) – $9.75
Please join us for a special summer gathering in the natural splendor of the Devonian Botanic Garden for a poetry picnic! The poetry stage is on at 6:30pm with performances by Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, Pierrette Requier and laureate emerita Alice Major. Alice will be reading from her new collection Standard Candles (UofA Press). An open mic will follow, so bring your best two minute poem to share.
Bohemian Date Night features performances by world-travelling violinist Cam Neufeld, percussionist extraordinaire Ahmed Al Auquaily, and tantalizing belly dancer Elvira take place at 7:30pm following the PoFest poetry stage.
This special summer gathering is included as part of Date Night at the Garden, which takes place every Thursday June to August, 6pm till dusk with a different pleasure each week. On August 13, the Garden celebrates the bohemian spirit with Oh So Boho Bohemian Date Night. In honour of poetry writers and lovers, the Garden welcomes members of the Edmonton Poetry Festival Society with 1/2 price admission for this evening. Members must show their membership card to receive the 1/2 price admittance. The discount does not apply to non-members.
Bring your picnic basket or purchase soulful food from the Patio Café. The Garden Bar will also be open at the performance site.
Please join us for an evening bursting at the seams with the spirit of poetry. Performances happen rain or shine, beginning at 6:30pm. Allow for a 10 minute walk to the picnic and performance area. Dress for your outdoor comfort.
The Devonian Botanic Garden is located 5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60, approx. 15 minutes SW of Edmonton. Here’s a link for directions: http://www.devonian.ualberta.ca/en/VisittheGarden/Location.aspx.