News Archive

March 29, 2010

I Got My Hashtag

OK PoHeads, it’s time to get all up in the social networking tools. In case you haven’t noticed, all the cool kids (and plenty of not-so-cool kids) are playing on Twitter and Facebook. These ... Read More 

March 22, 2010

Only a Few Spots Left

Y’know how rare the Golden Ticket is? It’s nearly as rare as a spot in the Cafe Readings at the Edmonton Poetry Festival. If you’re interested in kicking out some verse on Sunday April ... Read More 

March 19, 2010

Poetic Events Next Week

PoFest, as we like to call it, begins in a month or so, but next week there are TWO excellent poetry events that you should be aware of. We’re in the biz of promoting ... Read More 

March 7, 2010

Schedule Touchups and Volunteerism

A few changes and updates you should be aware of: We’ve added a bunch of authors to the headliners page and you should check it out. Tons of great names doing great events. And ... Read More 

March 7, 2010

Cadence Weapon set to Burn it Down

Seeing as how Roland Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon is Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, don’t you think it’s appropriate that he make an appearance at this year’s Poetry Festival? HELL YES. Mr. Weapon, along with a ... Read More 

February 23, 2010

Time to Bring the Verse

Hey all you poetic reprobates, dig yourself out from behind your computer monitor and take a look at the nearest calendar. Is it still February in this godforsaken tundra-blasted excuse for a city? I ... Read More 

February 21, 2010

Event Schedule 2010

Event Schedule 2010 The Whole Kitt N’ Kaboodle Click on an event for more information. Download the Schedule. Date Morning / Afternoon Evening April 19Monday Blinks in the Belly 7:00pm – 10:30pm · The ... Read More 

April 29, 2009

The Zen of Video

Well, PoFest 2009 is history and by most accounts it was a great show. Once again, super big thanks to all our volunteers and organizers and all our lovely sponsors, without whom this festival ... Read More 

April 25, 2009

The Glamorous Slam

It was a slam, alright. Someone walked away with the cash. Here’s the rundown: Michelle Boudreau Glen Robson Shima Robinson A big “hell yeah” to all the participants and a big congrats to Michelle ... Read More 

April 24, 2009

Return of the Blinks

Ah yes, the Killer Blinks. A longstanding E-Town tradition. Blink poetry originated here in Edmonton. Word has it, a $100.00 bet a barroom brawl were involved. In any case, last night’s Killer Blinks event ... Read More 

April 24, 2009

Talonbooks Launch

The Wednesday night Talonbooks Launch at the Vintage Lounge was a great event by all accounts, and esteemed photographer Tracy Kolenchuk was on hand to document the event. Here’s a selection of some snaps ... Read More 

April 23, 2009

CR Avery Rocks with the Raving Poets

Last night was the unofficial kick-off to PoFest 2009 (the official deal starts tonight with the Killer Blinks). Edmonton’s longest running poetry open mic series, The Raving Poets hosted the one and only CR ... Read More