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October 7, 2013

2014 About Text

About the Festival Voice · Celebration · Community Poetry is a source of energy, entertainment and joy shared by all societies. The Edmonton Poetry Festival celebrates poetry in all its forms. We get people ... Read More 

September 18, 2013

Poetry at Alberta Culture Days

On September 28 and 29 The Edmonton Poetry Festival presents DiVerse Alberta as a part of Alberta Culture Days. The following events take place at Government House, 12845 – 102 Avenue Edmonton (on the ... Read More 

July 7, 2013

The Poetry Route – Write Something Edmonton!

Ok, we here at PoFest central know that your summer is in full swing. You’re busy with patio jumping, pool basking, iced-beverage consuming, and general warm weather lackadaisicalism. We understand that gleaning every last ... Read More 

June 20, 2013

PoFest News – June 2013

Well, it’s been a while since the last update. So it goes with blogging in the big city. Anyway, here are a few announcements: New Board Members Please join us in welcoming our new ... Read More 

April 28, 2013

Final Day!

Today is the final day of The Edmonton Poetry Festival 2013! And what is going on, you ask? Writer’s Corner happens at the Milner Library at 1:15pm, and features Edmonton author Omar Mouallem and ... Read More 

April 24, 2013

Event Recap: Slam Finals

The Slam Finals went down last night at the Metro Cinema (formerly known as the Garneau Theatre). This slam, and the elimination slams that led up to last night, were staged by Edmonton’s own ... Read More 

April 23, 2013

Recap – Bling on the Blinks

Sunday’s events started the festival proper, but last night’s “Bling on the Blinks” event, staged by Edmonton’s Stroll of Poets Society, is the traditional festival opening event and what a time it was. The ... Read More 

April 22, 2013

Guest Post – The Book Christening Party

Every year, we celebrate new books at the Edmonton Poetry Festival. I like to think of it as a christening ceremony – all the work of labour and birthing is over, the kid is ... Read More 

April 19, 2013

Assemble the Poets

Before Pete and the boys would launch into a rendition of “Tommy”, Moon would tap the side of his snare like a conductor and Pete would say to the audience, assemble the musicians. Then, ... Read More 

April 17, 2013

The Festival Is Coming

This Sunday – April 21, 2013 – is the first day of the 2013 edition of Edmonton’s Poetry Festival. The Festival runs for eight days, concluding on Sunday April 28th. In those eight days ... Read More 

April 16, 2013

Guest Post: Reading Out Loud Again

It has been almost one year. One year since I first read my poetry in public. One year since I took that next step towards finding my voice as a poet. I was terrified. ... Read More 

April 9, 2013

Vol Un Teer

Each morning you rise feeling slightly off, like someone pushed you out of their dream. This is more true than you will acknowledge during the waking hours. It takes a moment, but you remember ... Read More