WORD*LAB 2023 list of event dates and performers

WORD*LAB Youth Takeover Poetry Night

YEG Youth Takeover Poetry Night plus open mic! May 18, 2023 at CO*LAB.

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July 5, 2022

The Canadian Literature Centre 2022 Poetry Prize Winner is Meghan Eaker

As a contest partner, the Edmonton Poetry Festival is thrilled to announce Meghan Eaker as the winner of the Canadian Literature Centre 2022 Poetry Prize. Meghan Eaker (she/her) is an amiskwaciyw√Ęskahikan-based poet, registered nurse, ... Read More 

December 13, 2021

Sonic Confluence Collective: Sounds Like Words Like Sounds

Join the Edmonton Poetry Festival and New Music Edmonton for Sonic Confluence Collective: Sounds Like Words Like Sounds on Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 3:00PM online or in person @ Co*Lab (9641 102A Ave NW). ... Read More 

June 16, 2021

Announcing Shima Robinson as our new Artistic Producer

Edmonton Poetry Festival is thrilled to announce that we have chosen Shima Robinson (also known as Dwennimmen) as our new Artistic Producer, who will take over management of the festival from outgoing Executive Director ... Read More 

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