Abstract art painting with red, white and black tones by Anni Roenkae

Call for Board Members

We are recruiting new board members from all lived experiences, inviting and embracing perspectives from all cultural identities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religious beliefs, disabilities, age, and levels of education and experience.

Festival News

May 31, 2021

Announcing our new Website Membership Portal!

We are excited to announce that we have just launched a membership portal on our website. The website’s membership portal will allow our supporters to purchase and renew their memberships online, and send e-mail ... Read More 

May 21, 2021

The Canadian Literature Centre Student Poetry Prize Winner is Céline Caruso Dixon

As a contest partner, the Edmonton Poetry Festival is thrilled to announce Céline Caruso Dixon as the winner of the Canadian Literature Centre Student Poetry Prize. Céline Caruso Dixon recently completed her third year ... Read More 

May 14, 2021

Call for Board Members

The Edmonton Poetry Festival Society is recruiting new board members. E-mail expressions of interest to Deadline to apply: Jun 20, 2021, or until all positions are filled. The Edmonton Poetry Festival welcomes prospective ... Read More 

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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.

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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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