Events Schedule

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Free
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Hosting Great Online Events with Marty Chan

Marty Chan is joining us to provide online tips and tricks for successful events online in a time where we've had the chance to learn!

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$12.00 + Fees
Online

Masterclass: To The Bone: The Poetic in the Personal with Titilope Sonuga

If “the poem does not start until you start to tell the truth” then a poet’s work is to be relentless in the search for that truth both on and off the page. This ...

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$12.00 + Fees
Online

Masterclass: Confronting Our Own Bias with Lauren McKeon

Whether we’re writing memoir, fiction, or reported non-fiction, our ability and willingness to confront our own bias and privilege informs the quality, richness, and intellectual rigour of our work. Editor and journalist Lauren McKeon ...

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$12.00 + Fees
Online

Masterclass: On Biographies with Michael Posner

Everything you need to know about oral biography in one easy lesson, with renowned biographer Michael Posner. Want to buy the book? Find it here. Michael Posner is an award-winning writer, playwright, journalist, and ...

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$12.00 + Fees
Online

Masterclass: Jottings from a Nonfiction Insomniac with Lorna Crozier

“This seminar will touch upon some of the questions that keep me awake: How do you write a memoir when your memory’s shot? How do you tell the truth when the truth hurts others? ...

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$12.00 + Fees
Online

Masterclass: Adventurous Writing: Exploring the Environment Through Creative Non-Fiction with James Raffan

James Raffan explores the challenges and opportunities that come with writing about the environment. He discusses creative nonfiction as an effective approach to engaging readers, and addresses the connections between wild spaces and Indigenous ...

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Free
Online

Preparing Your Manuscript with Jordan Abel

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is happy to share that award-winning author Jordan Abel will be hosting a special workshop on manuscripts. Are you an author with a whole lot of writing, and no idea ...

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The Matrix Hotel

Music in Poetry with Arleen Paré

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Authors Association. Arleen Paré will explore rhyme, rhythm and repetition in poetry through this extended workshop, presented in part with the Canadian Authors Association. This intensive workshop will ...

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University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Home and Away: Writing Our Lands

In this workshop, participants will explore how the lands we carry with us can be both places of belonging and epicentres of disconnection. Drawing from Robert Macfarlane’s lyrical book of essays, Landmarks, participants look ...

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The Matrix Hotel

Editing on Eggshells: Leadership, Vulnerability and the Editorial Process

An editing masterclass with Peter Midgley. After Peter won the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, he remarked in an interview that editing is like carving a delicate relief on an eggshell, that he ...

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The Matrix Hotel

YouTube, On the Other Hand

Alexis Hillyard is a content creator. And she breaks a lot of the typical content creator rules. In this workshop, she will take participants on a journey through her YouTube Creator life, from start ...

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University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Poetic Offerings at the Japanese Garden

Join Jan Zwicky for a three-hour workshop focussing on the musical aspects of poetic language. The workshop aims to heighten awareness of rhythm and sound through close readings of sample poems by established authors ...

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McLuhan House

Gone Fishing: A Workshop with Alice Major

Update April 27, 2018: Lorna Crozier is unable to atten the festival due to a family health emergency. Alice Major will lead this workshop in her stead. Presented in partnership with the Canadian Authors ...

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Rudy Wiebe Room (HC-459) @ University of Alberta

Masterclass with Christian Campbell

Join Trinidadian-Bahamian poet, essayist, and cultural critic Christian Campbell in this invigorating two-hour workshop. His debut collection, Running the Dusk, was shortlisted for several awards and won the Aldeburgh Prize for Best First Collection. ...

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Edmonton Poets House

Purse Verse & Pocket Poems

Terse verse comes in many styles. From limericks and clerihews to haiku and tanka, these little treasures can express words of encouragement or simple salutations. They’re fun to write and pack big-time punch! In ...

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University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Prayer and Poetry – A Workshop with Richard Harrison

Gathered in the Devonian Gardens, participants in this workshop will explore poetry and prayer where poetry is a kind of answer, however uncertain. And prayer is a kind of request. These two seem opposite, yet in the ...

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McLuhan House

Our Planet, Our Poems: Your Work Now

A workshop from Jane Munro. As a witness in an era of crisis, what do you feel yourself called to do? How do you write a political poem without being didactic? What learning and ...