Edmonton has an incredibly rich and diverse poetry community. Each year we are amazed by the local talent we encounter at PoFest and other events throughout the year. This year, we invite local poets to submit proposals for Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) events to kick off the Edmonton Poetry Festival on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018! Our theme this year is “Your Voice Here”!

Here are the proposal guidelines:

In your BYOV event proposal, please include the following:

The Edmonton Poetry Festival programming committee will choose five BYOV events to be included in our program by January 12, 2017. Once we confirm the time with you, it’s “set in stone.” We look forward to your awesome BYOV submissions!