Posts filed to Festival News

February 11, 2024

The Canadian Literature Centre 2023 Poetry Prize Winner is Abbigail Ketsa!

As a contest partner, the Edmonton Poetry Festival is thrilled to announce Abbigail Ketsa as the winner of the 2023 CLC Poetry Prize!   Abbigail Ketsa (she/they) is an emerging settler poet and writer from ... 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 

August 20, 2020

Announcing Our New Equity Initiatives

We are pleased to announce our policy objectives to further the ongoing work of promoting anti-racism and furthering equity. We understand that these actions are first steps in the ongoing role we play in ... Read More 

March 13, 2020

2020 Festival Postponed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, the Edmonton Poetry Festival has come to the decision that this year’s festivities will be postponed until the fall in hopes that the public health situation is under control. ... Read More 

December 19, 2019

Now Accepting BYOV Submissions for the 2020 Festival

We are now accepting submissions for community members to host their own events during the 2020 festival. The BYOVs (Bring Your Own Venues) will take place during the festival week, April 24 to May ... Read More 

April 21, 2019

2019 Cafe Readings Schedule posted!

Well, that happened fast! The 2019 version of the ever-popular Cafe Readings is now full! You can click the link below to view the schedule and check your reading position. See you next Sunday! ... Read More 

March 28, 2019

The 2019 Festival is Live!

It’s live, it’s happening, it’s blowing up. The 2019 Edmonton Poetry Festival begins in a scant three weeks and we want you to be there! Check the schedule page for all the event listings ... Read More 

February 10, 2019

Renew that membership!

First thing’s first: The dates for the 2019 edition of the Edmonton Poetry festival are April 22 – April 28, 2019. This year’s theme is HomeWord, and it promises to be a cooker. And ... Read More 

October 10, 2018

Transition year for Edmonton Poetry Festival

The Edmonton Poetry Festival board is working on a transition for the organization’s staff structure, as Executive Director Rayanne Haines steps back from her full-time role of guiding the organization and producing the annual ... Read More 

April 25, 2018

Lorna Crozier Cancellation – Updated Apr 27, 2018

Hello friends, We have some bad news. Sadly, Lorna Crozier will not be appearing at the 2018 Edmonton Poetry Festival. Lorna received word of a family health crisis and has rushed home to be ... Read More 

February 1, 2018

Time to Renew Your PoFest Membership!

First thing’s first: The dates for the 2018 edition of the Edmonton Poetry festival are April 22 – April 29, 2018. I can’t say too much right now, but trust me, it’ll be a ... Read More 

November 7, 2017

Call for BYOV Submissions!

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 ... Read More