News Archive

September 22, 2011

Swinging Words: Words with Music at Government House

Celebrate Alberta Arts Days with four special performances at Government House on October 1 & 2, 2011. The Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Government House Foundation team up to present two inspiring afternoons in ... Read More 

July 26, 2011

Canada's First Poetry Flash Mob

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is all about public engagement. Check out this video of Magrew meets City Hall, in which poets descend on Edmonton’s City Hall with the help of some insider infiltration at ... Read More 

June 20, 2011

The Poetry Route – Call For Submissions

To mark the 100-year anniversary of Chinatown in Edmonton, the Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks Chinese-themed submissions for its Autumn 2011 flight of The Poetry Route, a project that puts poetry onto ETS vehicles. In ... Read More 

April 22, 2011

Get Carried Away with Audreys Books

Yeah, you can get poems on websites and e-books and all — but there’s nothing like turning the real pages of a lovingly made book. So make sure you visit the Poetry Bookstore at ... Read More 

April 22, 2011

Yo, We Need Volunteers!

PoFest Volunteers! We are again looking to you to make a great festival happen right here in our own city of Edmonton. A hearty thanks to all those who have already promised their services ... Read More 

April 19, 2011

Cafe Readings Schedule Posted

If you have signed up for the cafe readings, happening on Sunday May 1 in four downtown cafes, the schedule has been posted! Peruse the sked and make sure you’re listed on there somewhere. ... Read More 

April 14, 2011

Adam's Festival Blog Has Launched

Oh boy, this is gonna be cool. We’re trying something a little different this year at the Edmonton Poetry Festival: A festival blog. You may be asking yourself, “wait a sec, isn’t the front ... Read More 

April 12, 2011

Hark, The Poets Are Restless

Spring has finally shown herself in our little god-forsaken burg, and everyone seems to have a spring in their step and a lilt in their voice. All this springness brings about many things, but ... Read More 

March 29, 2011

EPF Special Projects

You know, we don’t JUST put together an annual festival. The Edmonton poetry Festival is active year-round with projects, programs, and special events. I thought I’d bring your attention to two of these special ... Read More 

March 27, 2011

Imagine That Art / Poetry Opening

Remember a while back when we posted a call for poets to participate in a visual art project? Well, the call was answered and the project is opening on April 8. Here is the ... Read More 

March 25, 2011

Youth Slam Workshop Reminder

Hey, just a reminder that this weekend there is a performance workshop for young people happening down at the Milner Library. It’s free, and it’s run by a bunch of super cool people from ... Read More 

March 10, 2011

A Youthful Reminder

Hey, just a little reminder about the previously posted Youth Spoken Word Workshops. They begin THIS SUNDAY (March 13, 2011) at the Milner Library. The virtuosic Mary Pinkoski, along with her esteemed colleagues from ... Read More