Events Schedule

Travel-Log at CBC Centre Stage

CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre 10062 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Where are you going? Where have you been? If there was ever a more Edmonton question, these poets would love to hear it! Take a listen as these mostly-local writers define home in unusual ways, searching for it in the strangest places inside and outside the city. Come out and listen to stories of how they come and go, bringing their work to CBC’s Centre Stage. Sharing the spotlight are Zachary Polis, Catherine Owen, Marita Dachsel, and Nermeen Youssef. Hosted by Michael Gravel.

Local Books 2 at CBC Centre Stage

CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre 10062 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Haven’t been keeping up with CanLit? We have! The Edmonton Poetry Festival is happy to showcase five writers, highlighting the best new books to hit the shelves. Join us as we explore the local, national, international scope of writing in this city. Each poet will share their work, and have an opportunity to chat about their writing. Sharing the spotlight are Anna Marie Sewell, Matthew Stepanic, Ellen Kartz, Titilope Sonuga, and Doyali Islam. Hosted by Michael Gravel.

Local Books 1 at CBC Centre Stage

CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre 10062 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Haven’t been keeping up with CanLit? We have! Edmonton Poetry Festival is happy to showcase four Edmonton writers, highlighting Edmonton’s best new books to hit the shelves. Join us as we explore the local, national, international scope of writing in this city. Each poet will share their work, and have an opportunity to chat about their writing. Sharing the spotlight are Claire Kelly, Kelly Shepherd, Adriana Onita, and Chelsea Dingman. Hosted by Michael Gravel.

Local Books 3 at Centre Stage

CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre 10062 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

In the third installment of Local Books, two Edmonton-based writers and the visiting U of A Writer in Residence discuss and share poems from their recent books, which border on experimental. Sharing the spotlight are: Margaret Christakos: With her recent collection, Space Between Her Lips (WLU Press, 2017). Emilia Nielsen: With her second collection, Body Work (Signature Editions, 2018). Sarah-Jean Krahn: With her chapbook, Weed Apologue (October 2017)

Local Books 2 at Centre Stage

CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre 10062 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

In the second installment of Local Books, four more Edmonton writers talk about and share poems from their recent books. Sharing the spotlight are: Richard Davies: With his chapbook, OPUS (in Six Suites). Rayanne Haines: With her first full-length collection, Stained with the Colours of Sunday Morning (Inana Publications, 2018). Laurie MacFayden: With her third collection, Walking Through Turquoise (Frontenac House, 2017). Sharon McCartney: With her latest book, Metanoia (Biblioasis, 2016).

Local Books 1 at Centre Stage 2018

CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre 10062 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Four Edmonton writers bring their recent books to show off the local and international scope of writing in this city. Each will chat about their book and share some poems. Sharing the spotlight are: Liam Coady: With his new chapbook, This Love Is Mad Reciprocal (Glass Buffalo Publishing, 2018) Randy Kohan: With his third collection, Hive (Ekstasis Editions, 2017) Angela Kublik: With her new chapbook, If I Must Leave (House of Blue Skies, 2017) Ella Zeltserman: With her second book, The Air Is Elastic (Turnstone Press, 2018)

Local Books 2 at Centre Stage

CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre 10062 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Edmonton’s own poetry community takes Centre Stage with work of local, national and international scope. Stop by the CBC’s Centre Stage space for a lunch-time sampling of the newest publications by our diverse local poets – established and emerging. They’ll share poems and chat about their work. Sharing the spotlight are: Claire Kelly – With her first full-length collection, Maunder (Palimpsest Press Ap 2017). Shima Robinson (Dwennimmen) – With her chapbook, Horn (2016). Lisa Martin – Written over a ten-year period, Believing is not the same as Being Saved (University of Alberta Press, 2017).

Local Books 1 at Centre Stage

CBC Centre Stage @ Edmonton City Centre 10062 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Edmonton’s own poetry community takes Centre Stage with work of local, national and international scope. Stop by the CBC’s Centre Stage space for a lunch-time sampling of the newest publications by our diverse local poets – established and emerging. They’ll share poems and chat about their work. Sharing the spotlight are: Tim Bowling – With his thirteenth collection, Duende of Tetherball (Nightwood Editions, 2016) Marina Reid Hale – With her debut chapbook, These Are Not Love Poems (Glass Buffalo 2017) Curtis LeBlanc – With his debut chapbook, Good for Nothing (Anstruther Press, 2017)