Events Schedule

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Strathcona County Library

Strathcona County Library 11th Annual Evening of Poetry

Marilyn Dumont and Pierrette Requier, Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, join writer-in-residence Richard van Camp for an evening of poetry. Share some of your own work during the open mic session. Adults only. Wine will be ...

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Latitude 53

Clouds on the Horizon – Query?

Though LGBTQ people have won many rights in recent years, there is always more work to do, and they must be constantly vigilant about any adversity. Only last year, the deadliest mass shooting by ...

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The Almanac

Skylines: The View From Here

Prairie skies, the rocky rim of the Atlantic, the flatline of the Fraser River Delta, city skylines and the long view of the past – this is poetry that lets you see the skyline ...

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The Almanac

Cutlines: Through the Landscapes of Experience

Cutlines map a landscape, cutting precise lines to survey prairie and forest. The poets you’ll meet in Cutlines lay down their precise lines to map the complicated landscapes of the human heart: Nora Gould’s ...

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The Nook Cafe

YEP Showcase

YEP – that’s Young Edmonton Poets. And yep, you want to be here for this showcase of young voices followed by an open mic for youth aged 13-23. Members of YEP! highlight what poetry ...

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Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

Slam Finals

UPDATE APRIL 20, 2017: The slam finals are SOLD OUT. NO TICKETS will be available at the door. Prepare yourself for yet another night filled with high energy and poetic wizardry. This slam marks ...

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Yellowhead Brewery

Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths

Our popular event, Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths is back! And this year the muse is strong! Like poetry, there is a sea of wine styles and types to choose from. Just like Women, ...

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Edmonton City Hall

Poetry Central 4

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, ...

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Yellowhead Brewery

Late Night Literati

We aren’t all early risers. Some of us like our literature sprinkled with a dash of the aurora borealis. Men and Women of letters – Night Owls – join us for a late-night showcase ...

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SEESA Centre

Vintage Poetry

This eleventh annual evening of well-aged poets features local poets and special guest reader Bert Almon. Bert is the author of eleven books and taught creative writing at the U of A for 40 ...

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Kasbar Lounge

French Twist: Poésis De Toutes Horizons

En cette 6e édition, le French Twist est aujourd’hui un événement francophone incontournable de l’Edmonton Poetry Festival. Animée par Pierrette Requier, Poète officielle de la ville d’Edmonton et présentée par Radio-Canada, cette soirée vous ...

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University of Alberta Faculty Club

Literary Cocktails

Please join the staff of the University of Alberta Press for readings and refreshments as we launch our newest literary titles: Rising Abruptly, Gisèle Villeneuve – Seven enigmatic and compelling stories about the myth and mystery ...

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CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre

Local Books 2 at Centre Stage

Edmonton’s own poetry community takes Centre Stage with work of local, national and international scope. Stop by the CBC’s Centre Stage space for a lunch-time sampling of the newest publications by our diverse local poets ...

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Edmonton City Hall

Poetry Central 3

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, ...

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Latitude 53

Eskonahkwahk

Join us for Eskonahkwahk (“horizon” in Cree) – a celebration of the work of First Nations writers. As we look to the future, four of Canada’s leading indigenous poets gather to share their voices ...

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Yellowhead Brewery

Event Horizon

Event horizon – it’s the far edge of spacetime, where gravity goes weird and particles sizzle. We’re going to the far edges of poetry with four sizzling, out-there poets: Shane Book – his Congotronic, ...

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Old Arts Building @ University of Alberta

Expanding Horizons

What is the future of innovative poetry, and what role will our poetic practices play in shaping the future of culture and politics? In this panel discussion, hosted by Christine Stewart, four poets describe ...

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Edmonton City Hall

Poetry Central 2

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, ...

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Edmonton City Hall

Writing Revolution in Place

We are the Writing Revolution in Place Creative Research Collective! Over the past six years we have worked around the city: Boyle Community Services, The Learning Centre at Abbotsfield, HIV Edmonton, Stanley Milner Library, University ...

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The Nook Cafe

Teen Slam

Hey teen poets! Looking to try your hand at slamming? This individual poetry competition is an opportunity exclusively for young spoken word artists. All competitors and judges will be 21 or under. Just remember ...

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The Mercury Room

Quicksilver Blinks

What comes along every 25 years and goes like lightning? It’s the Quicksilver Blinks and the thermometer will be rising at—of course—the Mercury Room. It’s poetry that won’t stand still! It’s a shimmy and ...

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Audreys Books

On The Horizon

Hear from emerging poets who are fresh and skilled in their craft, as they share their work and discuss the role poetry plays in crossing that next horizon in their writing. Featured contributors to ...

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CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre

Local Books 1 at Centre Stage

Edmonton’s own poetry community takes Centre Stage with work of local, national and international scope. Stop by the CBC’s Centre Stage space for a lunch-time sampling of the newest publications by our diverse local poets ...

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Theatre Dialog

Life is poetry; poetry is life

Poets were treated like gods in 19th & 20th Century Russia. The story of three such poets – Nikolai Gumilyov, Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam – will be presented by weaving together poems and ...