Event Schedule 2010

The Whole Kitt N’ Kaboodle

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Date Morning / Afternoon Evening
April 19

Blinks in the Belly

7:00pm – 10:30pm · The Artery
80+ poets kick out rapid-fire verse. Seating limited – come early.

April 20

Girls Night Out

7:00pm – 10:00pm · Audrey’s Books
Featuring Ariel Gordon, Tracy Hamon, and Su Croll.

Last Chance Poetry Slam

8:00pm – 11:00pm · Rouge Poetry Lounge
I hear you rolled your way into the semis!

April 21

Literary Cocktails

4:00pm – 6:00pm · The Faculty Club
Come have a drink or two with Robert Kroetsch, Alice Major, and Rob McLennan

Talonbooks Launch Party

7:30pm – 9:30pm · The Artery
George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Garry Thomas Morse, Frank Davey.

Poetry in Spirit

7:00pm – 9:00pm · Audrey’s Books
featuring Lorri Neilsen Glenn

April 22

Poetry Central

11:30am – 1:30pm · Stanley Milner Library

Book Chat

12:00pm – 12:45pm · CBC Center Stage
A talk with George Bowering

Writer’s Guild Poetry Award Shortlist

7:00pm – 9:00pm · Audrey’s Books
Find out who is up for the Stephan J. Stephanson Award this year.

Poetry Slam Finals

8:00pm – 11:00pm · The Artery.
The competition will be tough, and it’ll be a great show.

April 23

Poetry Central

11:30am – 1:30pm · Stanley Milner Library

Book Chat

12:00pm – 12:45pm · CBC Center Stage
A talk with the legendary Don McKay

See This, Hear Me: Visual Poetry

7:30pm – 9:00pm · Latitude 53
With Daniel Scott Tysdal, Derek Beaulieu, Shawna Lemay, and Jolanta Lapiak

Words and Music with Ian Ferrier (CAA)

8:00pm – 9:30pm · Campus Saint-Jean.
An evening of words and music.

Hip Hop Heart. Beat

8:00pm – 11:00pm · The Artery
Bring your beats and your love. $10.00 admission. Seating limited – come early.

April 24

Workshop: Performing Your Words

9:30am – 4:00pm · Faculty Saint-Jean
A charge event with the CAA, requires pre-registration (click for details).

Sound Poetry Workshop

10:00am – 12:00noon · Stanley Milner Library
Learn about the dark art of sound poetry.

Poetry Central

11:30am – 1:30pm · Stanley Milner Library

Found in Translation: A Sharing

1:00pm – 2:15pm · Stanley Milner Library.
Readings from five languages.

Try Your Tongue at Translation

2:30pm – 4:30pm · Stanley Milner Library
Translation workshop.

The Poetry Sweatshop

3:00pm – 5:00pm · The Artery
The return of the notorious poetry sweatshop.

Findings: The Poetry Party

8:00pm – 11:00pm · The Artery.
Star-studded blowout with Ian Ferrier, Valerie Mason-John, Don McKay, and Kimmy Beach. Seating limited – come early.

April 25

Writers Corner at the Library

1:00pm – 2:30pm · Stanley Milner Library

The Cafe Readings

1:30pm – 4:30pm · Various downtown cafes.
Over 100 poets invade downtown Edmonton.


7:30pm – 9:30pm · Leva Cappuccino Bar
Interpreting Hermenuetics!

April 27

Dektet Launch (Frontenac House)

7:00pm – 10:00pm · Stanley Milner Library
A host of ten authors launch their new books.