Events Schedule

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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 ...

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McLuhan House

The Polyglot: Multilingual Horizons

The Polyglot (www.thepolyglotmagazine.com) is a new Canadian biannual magazine devoted to publishing multilingual poetry and art. Our inaugural issue themed Crosswalks (Spring 2017) expands the horizons of what languages, poetry, and art can do. At ...

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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Reading History: A Celebration of Poetry at Rutherford House

As founder of the University of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford evinced a great appreciation of literature, including poetry. In fact, Eric Broadus, the University of Alberta’s first English Professor (in 1908), dedicated his 1923 ...

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Edmonton Poets House

We Come To You From Everywhere

NOTE NEW EVENT TIME: Event start time is now 1:00pm. A Poetry reading with Jade O’Riley & The Poets Within. Jade O’Riley, creator of City Arts Poet Within classes and Edmonton Poets House, presents ...