Posts filed to Festival News

June 20, 2013

PoFest News – June 2013

Well, it’s been a while since the last update. So it goes with blogging in the big city. Anyway, here are a few announcements: New Board Members Please join us in welcoming our new ... Read More 

April 28, 2013

Final Day!

Today is the final day of The Edmonton Poetry Festival 2013! And what is going on, you ask? Writer’s Corner happens at the Milner Library at 1:15pm, and features Edmonton author Omar Mouallem and ... Read More 

April 24, 2013

Event Recap: Slam Finals

The Slam Finals went down last night at the Metro Cinema (formerly known as the Garneau Theatre). This slam, and the elimination slams that led up to last night, were staged by Edmonton’s own ... Read More 

April 23, 2013

Recap – Bling on the Blinks

Sunday’s events started the festival proper, but last night’s “Bling on the Blinks” event, staged by Edmonton’s Stroll of Poets Society, is the traditional festival opening event and what a time it was. The ... Read More 

April 22, 2013

Guest Post – The Book Christening Party

Every year, we celebrate new books at the Edmonton Poetry Festival. I like to think of it as a christening ceremony – all the work of labour and birthing is over, the kid is ... Read More 

April 19, 2013

Assemble the Poets

Before Pete and the boys would launch into a rendition of “Tommy”, Moon would tap the side of his snare like a conductor and Pete would say to the audience, assemble the musicians. Then, ... Read More 

April 17, 2013

The Festival Is Coming

This Sunday – April 21, 2013 – is the first day of the 2013 edition of Edmonton’s Poetry Festival. The Festival runs for eight days, concluding on Sunday April 28th. In those eight days ... Read More 

April 16, 2013

Guest Post: Reading Out Loud Again

It has been almost one year. One year since I first read my poetry in public. One year since I took that next step towards finding my voice as a poet. I was terrified. ... Read More 

April 9, 2013

Vol Un Teer

Each morning you rise feeling slightly off, like someone pushed you out of their dream. This is more true than you will acknowledge during the waking hours. It takes a moment, but you remember ... Read More 

March 27, 2013

Cafe Series this Saturday

I know what you’re thinking. The long weekend approacheth, and it’s been a hard winter. You’re still recovering from last week’s ridiculous blizzard, but your spring shoes are rousing from hibernation. You’ve moved from ... Read More 

March 20, 2013

Canada Comes to Edmonton This April

You’re probably familiar with the fabled Great Canadian Road Trip. It’s the trip that begins at Mile Zero in Victoria and ends some months or years later at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. It’s a helluva ... Read More 

March 11, 2013

Media Information 2013

This page contains information that may be used by media outlets interested in covering the Edmonton Poetry Festival in 2013. The festival runs from April 21 to April 28, 2013. Basic Information The Edmonton ... Read More