Events Schedule

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Free
Audreys Books

Bookshop Open Mics

Come to Audreys Books for local OPEN MIC experiences. Signup will open 30 minutes prior to event start time. Readers will have 5 mins to read their work. Try something new or hone your ...

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Donation
Latitude 53

Poetry Party

Close out the Edmonton Poetry Festival 2022 in great fashion with our EPF Poetry Party feat. Rayanne Haines, V. Guzman, Mad John and Tzadeka & Murder Hornettes.

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Donation
Latitude 53

Inclement Weather Part 2 – Reading

Inclement Weather is a two-part event, including a workshop and reading, that highlights how poetry can spark conversation about climate change and our energy future that is sustainable and socially equitable. This event is ...

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Donation
Strathcona County Library

Celebration of Poetry

Hosted by Writer in Residence for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries, Rayane Haines. Featuring Emily Riddle and Uchechukwu Umezurike reading from their latest works.

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Donation
Latitude 53

Inclement Weather Part 1 – Workshop

Inclement Weather is a two-part event, including a workshop and reading, that highlights how poetry can spark conversation about climate change and our energy future that is sustainable and socially equitable. This event is ...

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Donation
Stanley Milner Library

Lost Launch #2

Hosted by Marco Melfi, Lost Launch features local poets who had a collection published during the pandemic. Hear Catherine Owen and Paul Pearson read from their most recent works, with YouthWrite’s Spoken Word Choir ...

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Donation
Stanley Milner Library

Lost Launch #1

Hosted by Katherine Gibson, Lost Launch features local poets who had a collection published during the pandemic. Lisa Martin and Jason Purcell read from their most recent works. Event takes place in Community Rooms ...

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Donation
Stanley Milner Library

Poetry Central #3

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet up. Hear from Peter Midgley and Jenna Butler reading from their most recent works. Hosted by Alice Major. Event takes place in Community Rooms ...

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Free
Online

Literary Cocktails

In partnership with the University of Alberta Press, Literary Cocktails will feature readings from UAlberta Press’ newest poetry collections: Arborophobia by Nancy Holmes, Separation Anxiety by Gavin Bradley, and You Might Be Sorry You ...

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Donation
Latitude 53

Master Class with Titilope Sonuga

Join Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Titilope for an intensive masterclass. Bring me your life rafts, a song in the storm, a word like an oasis in the desert. What keeps your heart soft and sends ...

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Donation
The Aviary

The Sublime Feminine

The Sublime Feminine is an event hosted by Sublime Intervention Collective to honour and celebrate local, influential, feminine identifying people. This night will feature poetry readings, musical performances, live visual art and more! There ...

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Donation
The Aviary

Indigenous Poets Society Showcase

Join the Indigenous Poets Society showcasing Indigenous poets sharing truths, making voices heard, and coming together to build community strength. Enjoy a showcase of readings and performances by members of the Edmonton Indigenous Poets ...

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Donation
Stanley Milner Library

Near Dead Poets Society

Norma Dunning, Governor General’s Literay Award winner and Writer in Residence for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries, hosts the Near Dead Poets Society. The Near Dead Poets Society is a made up of ...

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Donation
Latitude 53

Poetry Central #2

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet up. Hear from Shazia Hafiz Ramji and Matthew James Weigel reading from their most recent works. Hosted by Alice Major.

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Donation
The Aviary

Speaking from Experience

Speaking from Experience is a local collective that creates stories from the melding of poetry and music featuring local poet Some Sum on the microphone. Hosted by Dwennimmen.

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Donation
Stanley Milner Library

Poetry Central #1

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet up. Hear from two of Edmonton’s most accomplished poets Alice Major and Marilyn Dumont. Event takes place in Community Rooms 1 & 2.

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Donation
Yianni's Taverna Kasbar (Downstairs)

Poets for Ukraine Chapbook Launch

Join Poets for Ukraine Chapbook contributions reading. There will also be an open mic and music by Roylin Picou. Proceeds from the chapbook will be donated to the Second Front Ukrainian Foundation.

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$20.00 + Fees
CO*LAB

Boyle Street Arts Night and WORD*LAB

Edmonton Poet Laureate Titilope Sonuga in performance for WORD*LAB in the CO*LAB. With Sampler Cafe, a local beat making collective, for Boyle Street Arts Night. Hosted by Dwennimmen (aka Shima Robinson). Join for this ...

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$20 + Fees
CO*LAB

Sonic Confluence Collective: Sounds Like Words Like Sounds

Join the Edmonton Poetry Festival and New Music Edmonton for Sonic Confluence Collective: Sounds Like Words Like Sounds on Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 3pm online or in person @ Co*Lab.

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Free
Online

Lyrical Femmes

In collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival, LitFest presents an evening of poetry performance from two major forces of leadership and innovation in Canadian performance poetry, Nisha Patel – author of COCONUT, and Jillian ...

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Free
Latitude 53

Words from the Wise: Poetry from Community Leaders

In collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival, LitFest is thrilled to present an evening of poetry readings with leaders in Edmonton's poetry community, hosted by the Edmonton Poetry Festival's artistic producer, Shima Robinson aka ...

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Free
Online

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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Free
Online

In Conversation: Desmond Cole

Both Cole’s activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power. Puncturing the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a ...

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Free
Online

Brunch of Writers

It’s Food Matters + the annual Brunch of Writers rolled into one online potluck! Host Jennifer Cockrall-King leads the way with contributors to Beyond the Food Court Luciana Erregue and Mila Bongco-Philipzig.