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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Live From Last Night: Gregory Scofield and Marilyn Dumont
Greetings PoFest aficionados! The 2017 edition of the Edmonton Poetry Festival is in full swing and we hope you’re having a great time. So much great poetry in the air, so many wonderful poets, ... Read More