News Archive

March 27, 2013

Cafe Series this Saturday

I know what you’re thinking. The long weekend approacheth, and it’s been a hard winter. You’re still recovering from last week’s ridiculous blizzard, but your spring shoes are rousing from hibernation. You’ve moved from ... Read More 

March 20, 2013

Canada Comes to Edmonton This April

You’re probably familiar with the fabled Great Canadian Road Trip. It’s the trip that begins at Mile Zero in Victoria and ends some months or years later at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. It’s a helluva ... Read More 

March 11, 2013

Media Information 2013

This page contains information that may be used by media outlets interested in covering the Edmonton Poetry Festival in 2013. The festival runs from April 21 to April 28, 2013. Basic Information The Edmonton ... Read More 

February 22, 2013

Important Update For Our Saturday Reading Series Event

Important Update. Our always-awesome monthly reading series had had a CHANGE OF VENUE due to a water main break on 124 street. Our Monthly reading series will occur on Saturday February 23 as scheduled, ... Read More 

February 13, 2013

Get Set To Rock The Nation

This year, Edmonton welcomes Poet Laureates from across Canada from April 21st to April 28th, 2013! Parliamentary Poet Fred Wah, Toronto Laureate George Elliott Clarke and 13 other Laureates from across our vast country ... Read More 

February 13, 2013

Two PoFest Sponsored Readings Coming Up

Hey hepcats and hepkittens, I’m here to let you know about TWO upcoming reading events sponsored by your friendly neighbourhood poetry festival (that’s us). These two events are distinct, and both are awesome. Here ... Read More 

January 13, 2013

Donate to the Festival

Donate to the Festival By donating to the Edmonton Poetry Festival Society, you are helping the organization fulfil its mandate of delivering poetic goodness to the people of Edmonton and Alberta. You’re helping to ... Read More 

January 13, 2013

Burns Baby Burns!

January is the month for celebrating Robbie Burns Day – the birthday of the great Scottish poet. So for this month’s poetry event at Café Tiramisu, the Edmonton Poetry Festival will take an unorthodox ... Read More 

November 28, 2012

It's Membership Season!

With the holiday season squarely upon us, it is time to review the past year and re-affirm your priorities. Let’s start with the review. This past year, you bought coffee at Starbucks WAY too ... Read More 

November 23, 2012

Christmas Party / Poetry Reading This Saturday

Before you begin to scrape your windshield, you notice the peculiar patterns of frost, informed by your previous scrape. It would be kind, you think, to leave the marks untouched as a sign of ... Read More 

November 9, 2012

Friday Links V3

Well Edmonton, it’s Friday. We’re buried arse-deep in snow, the roads are like mashed potatoes, the sun hasn’t appeared for a few days, and it’s getting cold. What’s not to love? This weeks assortment ... Read More 

November 2, 2012

Friday Links V2

An assortment of links offered with no guarantees, and no hope for re-election. — Will Furguson wins the 2012 Giller Prize. I guess this surprises no one but me. I thought for sure MY ... Read More