News Archive

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 

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