Events Schedule

In One’s Own Voice

Allard Hall @ MacEwan University 11110 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

How does one speak their own truth? Join this eclectic group of poets, who each have cultivated a unique voice and an honest perspective in their work. Expect a moving evening of diverse poetry that will have you seeking your own true voice! Ali Blythe: A winner of the Vallum Award for Poetry, Ali’s first book of poems, Twoism, was a finalist for the BC Book Awards. He is also the recipient of an Honour of Distinction from the Writers’ Trust of Canada for emerging LGBTQ writers. Christian Campbell: Winner of the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for Running the Dusk, Christian has also received numerous awards and fellowships. Patrick Friesen: With more than a dozen collections of poetry, Patrick co-translated Ulrikka Gernes’ Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. His most recent book is Songen. Ahmed “Knowmadic” Ali: An award-winning Somali-born […]


Allard Hall @ MacEwan University 11110 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

Join us as we host an evening of celebration, honouring the work of Indigenous writers. Four of Canada’s leading Indigenous poets gather to share their voices and stories alongside students from the Poetry Moves Indigenous Youth Poetry Program and Métis artist Amy Malbeuf. Hosted by Norma Dunning. Jordan Abel: A Nisga’a writer from B.C., Jordan is the most recent winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize for his book, Injun. Billy-Ray Belcourt: From the Driftpile Cree Nation, Billy-Ray is a 2016 Rhodes scolar and a PhD student at the University of Alberta. His first book is This Wound is a World. Helen Knott: Helen’s first book, In My Own Moccasins Now, will be released by U of R Press in Spring 2019. She is of Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw, and Euro descent from Prophet River First Nations and a Masters in FN Studies student at UNBC. Norma Dunning: An Inuit writer, scholar, […]