Poet Laurie MacFayden

WORD*LAB featuring Laurie MacFayden

Join poet Laurie MacFayden for WORD*LAB on September 15 for a reading followed by an open mic. Presented by CO*LAB and Edmonton Poetry Festival. Admission by donation.

Festival News

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 amiskwaciywâskahikan-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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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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Heard a poet you like at the festival?
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Glass Bookshop is the dedicated bookseller for the 2022 Edmonton Poetry Festival. Visit their table at the “Poetry Central” and “Lost Launches” events or visit their pop up shop in Latitude 53 (10242 106 Street). Check out their website for hours and follow them on Twitter or Instagram.

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