Events Schedule

Clouds on the Horizon – Query?

Latitude 53 10248 106 Street NW, Edmonton, AB

Though LGBTQ people have won many rights in recent years, there is always more work to do, and they must be constantly vigilant about any adversity. Only last year, the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in US history occurred at the Pulse night club in Orlando, where 49 people were killed and 53 wounded. With clouds on the horizon in our current political climate, how can queer people use poetry to respond to current events while continuing to celebrate the beauty, diversity, and resilience of the LGBTQ community? Ben Ladouceur, whose debut collection Otter won the Gerald Lampert Award, and Gregory Scofield, author of Witness, I Am and winner of the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, headline this collaboration of strong and resistant queer voices, including Marina Reid Hale and David Oberholtzer. This event is open to members of The Edmonton Poetry Festival, The Writers Guild of Alberta and their guests. Memberships […]

Let Us Compare Mythologies: Digital Tools for Poets

The Matrix Hotel 10640 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

How do you harness the power of social media and other digital tools to reach a wider audience? What platforms should you invest your time in to engage with your audience? How can your digital presence help you make a good impression on publishers, producers and potential collaborators? How long does it take to make those efforts pay off? And how do you make sure all of this doesn’t suck your time away and drain you of the creativity that feeds your art? We will explore all of this and more with four digitally savvy creators whose experience is applicable to a poet’s work. Presented in partnership with the Writer’s Guild of Alberta.