Presented in Partnership with Glass Buffalo Magazine. Glass Buffalo is back again with their annual showcase of up-and-coming voices, as well as beloved favourites, to the poetry scene. Hear from emerging poets who are fresh and skilled in their craft, as they share their work and discuss the role poetry plays in making a home for themselves in their communities. Featured contributors to the magazine Alex Allen, Paige Cardinal, and James Collier will be joined with special guest and celebrated poet Randy Lundy.
This event is sponsored by the Pratch Family Foundation. The Fighting Normal event is spun off a multi-discipline art installation created by poet Amy Willans and painter Laurie MacFayden, which examines the stigma and isolation of mental illness through a combination of paintings, poetry text fragments and collage. A powerful presentation featuring four Edmonton writers whose lives have been impacted by mental illness. This is a BYOV event. Admission to this event (if applicable) is not included in a festival pass. Performers Mandie Lopatka is a true confessionalist who has been reading her poignant, heavy-hearted poems around Edmonton for more than two decades. She writes with brutal candor about her experience with depression/mental health issues, and believes raw honesty and compassion, especially self-love, can heal us all. Laurie MacFayden is an award-winning writer and artist who has published three poetry collections with Frontenac House. She has written a suite of […]
Just as a family is made up of many branches and connections, poetry has a variety of roots through different forms, from performance to the page. At this eclectic event, new and old generations of poets come together to explore poetic styles and their own family histories, as they aim to tie together poetry’s many lineages. This event will feature poets Angeline Schellenberg, Rayanne Haines, Liam Coady, and Nisha Patel.
Presented in partnership with Glass Buffalo Magazine. Hear from emerging and talented poets as they share their work and discuss how they found and developed their poetic voices. Featured contributors to Glass Buffalo magazine include Scott Jackshaw, Austen Lee, and Sofia Parrila, who will be joined by special guest Billy-Ray Belcourt, author of This Wound is a World.
Hear from emerging poets who are fresh and skilled in their craft, as they share their work and discuss the role poetry plays in crossing that next horizon in their writing. Featured contributors to the magazine include Maya Gupta, Ariel Kroon, Pearl Lorentzen, and Floyd Robert-Maduekwe, along with special guest Bert Almon, who has guided many new talents during his time as a Creative Writing instructor at the University of Alberta. Presented in partnership with Glass Buffalo Magazine.