LitFest Goes Virtual

LitFest Goes Virtual: October 15-25

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!

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Alone: A Love Story - Michelle Parise

Immersive Reading: Michelle Parise

October 15 - October 25

Michelle Parise, Alone: A Love Story: Experience a bit of Parise's Calabrese heritage as you cook along with her reading. Food is love, family, and all things Italian. Read More 


Michelle Parise

Michelle Parise

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.

Festival News

August 20, 2020

Launching the #YEGWRITES Event Series

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 

August 20, 2020

2020 Winners of the PoFest Poetry Prize

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 

August 20, 2020

Announcing Our New Equity Initiatives

We are pleased to announce our policy objectives to further the ongoing work of promoting anti-racism and furthering equity. We understand that these actions are first steps in the ongoing role we play in ... Read More 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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