Over the summer we’ve been working hard to figure out how we can reconnect with our poetry-lovers and audience. This year, we are pairing with LitFest Alberta to present a co-festival running October 15-25 featuring some of the poets we love!
Michelle Parise is an award-winning journalist, writer and performer. She’s worked for the CBC for more than two decades, in everything from radio news, children’s television, music programming, and at the helm of many national radio programs. She’s also a soccer player, parent, and champion campfire builder. Alone: A Love Story is her first book. Prior to publication, she adapted it into a multi-award ... Read More
The Edmonton Poetry Festival is an annual celebration of poetry and spoken word in Edmonton and Alberta. The festival presents a range of poetic styles and artists: from slam to traditional verse; from internationally recognized poets to local stars.
The Edmonton Poetry Festival will be hosting a series of readings and workshops over the next several weeks called #YEGWRITES. The first workshop in the series will be Preparing Your Manuscript, led by award-winning ... Read More
The Edmonton Poetry Festival is proud to announce the 2020 Winners of the PoFest Poetry Prize. This year’s contest was judged by Doyali Islam. OVERALL WINNER Judge’s Citation: Gavin Bradley’s “Brine” contains the briny ... Read More
Learn more about the mission, mandate, and history of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, as well as the people responsible for organizing and producing it each year, including our Board of Directors.Learn More
The Edmonton Poetry Festival supports several year-round community programs that bring poetry to the everyday lives of Edmontonians and enrich citizens' experience of our city through creative expression.Learn More
Do you want to know how you can support the Edmonton Poetry Festival? Memberships, donations, sponsorships and volunteers help keep the festival viable year after year. Get involved today!Learn More