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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 

March 4, 2015

It's Time to Move

Ah, yes. Early mornings. All the things you’ve come to appreciate in your sleep drop away as the minutes creep closer to 7am. Coffee awaits somewhere out there. You might crack a book instead ... Read More 

January 6, 2015

It's Membership Season 2015

You will be sweeping pine needles until the snow breaks. Such is the price of having a real tree, an extravagance that gets more delightful and difficult to justify as the years roll on. ... Read More 

January 6, 2015

Poetry Moves on Transit “Urban Wildlife” Winners Announced!

This past fall we opened submissions for our latest round of bus poems. The theme was “Urban Wildlife”, and here’s what we asked for: Write us a poem about wildlife in the city! We ... Read More 

December 3, 2014

BYOV Opportunity for the EPF 2015

You were wrong. That “X” you placed on the calendar after a night of peppermint schnapps and orange juice – intended to predict the season’s first real snow – was out by three weeks. ... Read More 

December 3, 2014

Poetry Moves on Transit “Urban Wildlife” Call for Submissions!

Submission Deadline: December 22, 2014. The Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks poems on the theme “Urban Wildlife” for the next flight of The Poetry Route, a project that puts poetry onto public transit vehicles. Write ... Read More 

September 20, 2014

Important Notice – Venue Change!

Important notice to everyone planning to attend our Alberta Arts Days events at Government House. (original post is here) Due to an unexpected governmental request from the Lieutenant General, we’ve had to CHANGE VENUES ... Read More 

September 14, 2014

Where We Come From: A Weekend of Poetry and Storytelling

Important Notice September 20, 2014: Due to a governmental request, the venue for the Saturday events below has been CHANGED. Please read carefully! Please join us as we celebrate the heritage and harvest of ... Read More