Events Schedule

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PWYC + Fees
CKUA Performance Space

Translating Home

What does it mean to translate home? How does the concept of “home” change when you identify as multilingual/multicultural? What are the connections between the languages we speak and the lands we have inhabited? ...

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The Matrix Hotel

Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths

The ever-popular Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths is back! And this year’s readers amplify the power of the female voice. Like poetry, there is a sea of wine styles and types to choose from. ...

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Café Bicyclette

French Twist

The 8th edition of French Twist, Edmonton Poetry Festival’s francophone event, is designed and hosted by Josée Thibeault with the view to inviting audience members into a unique bilingual experience of poetry at the ...

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Café Bicyclette

French Twist

The 7th edition of French Twist, Edmonton Poetry Festival’s francophone event is designed and hosted by Pierrette Requier with the view to inviting audience members into a unique bilingual experience of poetry at the ...

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La Cité Francophone

A Wedding of Women’s Words & Music

This is the night to take your wedding threads on the town! No decade too old. No gown too gaudy. No cumberbund unwelcome. Join us to eat cake and toast poetry as we celebrate ...

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The Nook Cafe

Multilingual Voices – Expanding the Can Lit Canon

The Polyglot will host a poetry reading and roundtable on the topic of including multilingual poetic voices in the CanLit canon. Their event will feature readings by ten local polyglot poets, whose work is ...

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Multiple Venues (See Description for Details)

The Café Readings

Wind down festival week with our traditional chorus of local voices. You’ve got all the choice in the world as our café readings mark the festival’s last day. Dozens of poets will share brief ...

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Kasbar Lounge

French Twist: Poésis De Toutes Horizons

En cette 6e édition, le French Twist est aujourd’hui un événement francophone incontournable de l’Edmonton Poetry Festival. Animée par Pierrette Requier, Poète officielle de la ville d’Edmonton et présentée par Radio-Canada, cette soirée vous ...

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McLuhan House

The Polyglot: Multilingual Horizons

The Polyglot (www.thepolyglotmagazine.com) is a new Canadian biannual magazine devoted to publishing multilingual poetry and art. Our inaugural issue themed Crosswalks (Spring 2017) expands the horizons of what languages, poetry, and art can do. At ...