Events Schedule

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The Aviary

BELLOW

Time: Doors open at 7pm Show at 8pm BELLOW by Dwennimmen Featuring Damn Magpies A spoken-word feature written by one of Canada’s greatest poetic voices Dwennimmen (aka Shima Robinson) featuring Edmonton’s six-piece sound collective ...

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Rutherford Library South

Literary Editions 2024 hosted by UAlberta Press

University of Alberta Press welcomes you to its annual event, Literary Editions. This poetry event will feature readings from UAlberta Press’ newest collections: That Audible Slippage by Margaret Christakos, Deviant by Patrick Grace, and ...

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Rooster Kitchen & Bar

The Olive Reading Series

The Olive Reading Series is back and partnering again with the Edmonton Poetry Festival for a night with two stellar Canadian poets: Catherine Owen and Sharon Thesen (hosted by Thea Bowering) as well as ...

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Online

Alternatives to the Status Quo: Accessibility in the Literary Arts Webinar

In this webinar, Olivia Spring (publisher of SICK magazine) and Kyla Jamieson (organizer of the Rest Days reading series) will discuss accessibility in the literary arts and offer examples of alternatives to standard publishing ...

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Foundary Room

A YEG Youth Poetry Mixer

A blended program of spoken word performances, poetry readings and literary prize presentations, featuring Winners of the Centre For Literatures In Canada (CLC) Poetry Contest The Spoken Word Youth Choir and Poets from SOUL ...

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Online

THE WORLD POURED THROUGH US: POETRY AS TRANSLATION – ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SUE SINCLAIR

Sue Sinclair, in this writing workshop, shows it’s possible to approach poetry less as an outpouring of the self and more as a pouring of the world through the self and onto the page. ...

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Foundary Room

!Deaf Poetry Jam!

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is stoked to present a Deaf Poetry Jam on Friday April 26 at 6pm! In partnership with The Invisible Practice, a roster of Deaf artists will perform Deaf, ASL, and ...

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Foundary Room

French Twist

French Twist Presented in Partnership with RAFA French Twist returns to the Edmonton Poetry Festival! The 9th edition brings la poésie en français into the heart of the city. Curated by Pierrette Requier, Edmonton’s sixth poet laureate, ...

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CO*LAB

women across the land are dancing…don your moccasins nosisim Writing Workshop with Rita Bouvier

Rita Bouvier leads this writing workshop that will provide a safe, structured environment for participants to exercise the power of language and the creativity of their individual and collective imaginations, to draft new poetry ...

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Strathcona County Library

Sherwood Park Celebration of Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month with an afternoon of poetry, hosted by Katie Bickell our 2024 Writer in Residence and featuring two local poets,  Matthew James Weigel and Matthew Stepanic. There will also be an ...

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CO*LAB

Local Publishers Spotlight

Our literary community, like a river well fed by rainfall, snowmelt and groundwater, is deep with an eclectic publishing landscape. Join our spotlight on local publishers featuring Bolo Tie Collective, Funicular Magazine, and University ...

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CO*LAB

Closing Showcase: Challenging the Current

Challenging the Currents How can we resist today’s colonial currents – entrenched in our history, politics or day to day discourse – that rushes and rages on? Anna Marie Sewell hosts Challenging the Currents ...

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Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre

Poems in a Quiet Pool: Zen Reading

A chime sounds, and a voice enters the quiet circle of listeners. Poems in a quiet pool invites participants to bring poems (by you or someone else) to share. Seated in a circle, each ...

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Audreys Books

Open Stage @ Audreys Books

Join us at Audreys Books as the festival winds down with our annual open stage. It’s time for local and emerging poets and spoken word artists to share their work! Sign up to read ...