News Archive

October 22, 2015

Spring 2016 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

Submission deadline: November 27, 2015. The Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks your poems on what you want to talk about for the next flight of The Poetry Route, a project that puts poetry onto public ... Read More 

August 25, 2015

Announcing our Fall 2015 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

This past summer we opened submissions for our latest round of bus poems. The theme was “The City’s Changing Face”, and here’s what we asked for: As we celebrate our country’s birthday on Canada ... Read More 

July 30, 2015

You’re Invited to Bohemian Date Night on Aug 13, 2015

The Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Devonian Botanic Garden invite you to… Oh So Bohemian Date Night Thursday August 13, 2015 6:30pm Devonian Botanic Garden Directions Adult admission – $13.50 Senior admission (65+) – ... Read More 

July 2, 2015

Fall 2015 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

Call For Submissions: “The City’s Changing Face” Submission Deadline: July 24, 2015. The Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks your poems about the changing face of YEG for the next flight of The Poetry Route, a ... Read More 

April 22, 2015

Cafe Readings Schedule Posted

Hello all! We hope you’re enjoying the festival so far. So many great events, so many great poets. It makes one dizzy (or, maybe it’s the Whiskey). Just a quick heads up: The schedule ... Read More 

April 19, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Festival!

Spring brings bounty; new life. It brings yard-bound surprises and playful turns of phrase. Spring arrives with a rake in one hand and a Mary Oliver poem in the other. It brings light and ... Read More 

April 8, 2015

Spring, and a New Event

Can we say that word yet? Can we write that word yet? The word we dare not loose for fear of reprisal from the weather gods? Maybe. In between all the things people ask ... Read More 

March 23, 2015

Workshops for Poetry Moves

Of course, you should never trust Spring when it pokes its head out in March. Still too early your Mom used to mumble. Your red Stanfields one-piece union suit (c/w trap door) remains accessible. ... Read More 

March 16, 2015

Event Signups are Open!

Before I get into the meat of this post, two PSAs for your consideration: Tickets for our larger events are selling fast. If you’re thinking of attending one of them, head on over to ... Read More 

March 11, 2015

Call for Volunteers

We know #YEG likes to support the Arts. We see it every year at all the gorgeous festivals Edmonton has to offer. We see it all year round at one-off events and casinos. We ... Read More 

March 10, 2015

The Festival’s Grain Part 1

We get it. Your Caramel Macchiato habit is getting out of control. Every little price bump ($5.10 at last reckoning) inspires a silent vow to stop the madness and switch to Earl Grey. But ... Read More 

March 6, 2015

Workshops for the 2015 Festival

Our 2015 Festival brings some great opportunities for not only hearing and reading poetry, but for writing some as well. Our 2015 Festival offers the following workshop opportunities. Click on a workshop title for ... Read More