Events Schedule

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The Polyglot: Indigenous Languages Issues Launch

Are you fascinated by poetry, languages, and art? Are you curious to witness Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization through creative self-expression? Then please join us for The Polyglot’s launch of our double issue—nimitêyaniy and ...

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Free
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In Conversation: Jordan Abel

Jordan Abel is a multimedia artist with roots in exploring colonization through textual and poetic interpretation. His work encompasses multifaceted research and presents an intense, calculated and human look at the conditions of living ...

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Free
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In Conversation: Billy-Ray Belcourt

The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize, Billy-Ray Belcourt mines his personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be in his debut memoir, A History ...

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Free
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The Memoir Hour: Helen Knott, David A. Robertson & Christa Couture

Three panelists with memoirs on incredible resilience, and finding your identity amid challenges of all kinds. Panelists include Helen Knott, David A. Robertson and Christa Couture.

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Free
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Beyond the Food Court Launch

To kick off the festival in virtual space, the contributors to Beyond the Food Court —all writers from diverse ethnic backgrounds that call Edmonton home — gather to celebrate the launch of their anthology, ...

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Theatre Lab (Allard Hall) @ MacEwan University

pê-kîwêhtatân itwêwin

What does it mean to bring the word home? pê-kîwêhtatân itwêwin will posit this question to four talented indigenous poets, listening in on their musings as they showcase their work at the headlining event ...

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The Aviary

Indigenous Poets Society

The Indigenous Poets Society hosts a reading that casts a critical eye on Indigenous-Settler relations, celebrates our connection to land, explores Indigenous identity, uproots the source of community struggle, and finds hope within. This ...

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Audreys Books

Finding Your Voice

Presented in partnership with Glass Buffalo Magazine. Hear from emerging and talented poets as they share their work and discuss how they found and developed their poetic voices. Featured contributors to Glass Buffalo magazine ...

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Allard Hall @ MacEwan University

nêhiyawêtân!

Join us as we host an evening of celebration, honouring the work of Indigenous writers. Four of Canada’s leading Indigenous poets gather to share their voices and stories alongside students from the Poetry Moves ...

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Edmonton City Hall

Poetry Central 1

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, ...

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Studio 96

Beyond Reconciliation

As most of Canada celebrates 150 years of colonialism, it is a time for our Indigenous nations’ writers to reflect on what truth and reconciliation means. Beyond the treaties. Beyond the laws. Beyond the ...

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The Almanac

Skylines: The View From Here

Prairie skies, the rocky rim of the Atlantic, the flatline of the Fraser River Delta, city skylines and the long view of the past – this is poetry that lets you see the skyline ...

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Latitude 53

Eskonahkwahk

Join us for Eskonahkwahk (“horizon” in Cree) – a celebration of the work of First Nations writers. As we look to the future, four of Canada’s leading indigenous poets gather to share their voices ...

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Old Arts Building @ University of Alberta

Expanding Horizons

What is the future of innovative poetry, and what role will our poetic practices play in shaping the future of culture and politics? In this panel discussion, hosted by Christine Stewart, four poets describe ...

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Edmonton City Hall

Poetry Central 2

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, ...