Events Schedule

Poetry Central 3

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information or a free poetry book. Performers Anna Mioduchowska is a poet, translator, author of stories, essays and book reviews. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, newspapers, on buses, and has been aired on the radio. She has published two poetry collections. Charlotte Cranston's passions include words, learning, socially-engaged art, and big messy projects. She was named Edmonton's first Youth Poet Laureate in 2015. Hailey Siracky is a theological librarian in Edmonton. Her poem, “how do you use your voice?” was featured on Edmonton Public Transit in Spring 2018. Nermeen Youssef is a multilingual poet documenting life through the lens of an expatriate scientist. Julie C. Robinson has many […]

Poetry Central 2

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information or a free poetry book. Performers Liam Coady is a spoken word artist based in Edmonton Alberta. His most recent publication is This Love Is Mad Reciprocal published by Glass Buffalo and edited by Matthew Stepanic. Daniel Poitras is a halfbreed poet from the Paul First Nation. As the Youth Poet Laureate for this year, Sophie Kim hopes to encourage youth to use poetry as a means of self-reflection. Aside from sleepless nights writing and deleting words, Sophie spends her time cultivating her love for learning, playing sports, and dreaming about her future. Omar Farah is a 22-year-old, Somali-Canadian spoken word poet. To put it simply, most poets think that he's […]

Poetry Central 1

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information or a free poetry book. Performers Luciana Erregue-Sacchi is a Canadian-Argentinian art historian (MA, University of Alberta), multilingual poet and editor based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her most recent works appear in the 2018 anthology Looking Back, Moving Forward edited by Julie Robinson (Mawenzi House). Kim Mannix is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet, fiction writer and journalist who lived in six Canadian cities before landing in Sherwood Park. She has been published in several journals and anthologies and is currently completing her first book of poetry. Susana Chalut is a Chilean poet who resides in Edmonton since 1999. Susana is part of the Stroll of Poets Board. Recently her poetry was showcased in […]

Poetry Central 3

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information or a free poetry book. Performers – April 25 For Liam Coady, artistry - like life itself - is about bringing forces together and making meaningful connections. A national team poetry slam champion and former finalist of the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, he has been a featured performer at festivals and showcases throughout the country. His newest work This Love Is Mad Reciprocal was recently published by Glass Buffalo and is available for purchase. Nisha Patel is an Indo-Canadian spoken word poetry author, artist, public speaker, and writer in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the inaugural 2018 Nook Café Artist in Residence. Luciana Erregue-Sacchi is a Canadian Argentinian art historian, art educator […]

Poetry Central 2

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information or a free poetry book. Performers – April 24 Celine Caruso Dixon has been performing poetry for about 4 years now and has seen herself evolve with her own style. She uses poetry to talk about issues that face her in my day to day life. Poetry is the place for her to start a conversation with people. Micheal Jensen is a St. Albert based poet who has been performing for 5 years. Their work is described as transient and deeply personal. Darian Rose Selander is an Edmonton based poet recently graduated from the University of Victoria. Julia Sorensen is a University of Alberta English major who writes articles, stories, and […]

Poetry Central 1

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information or a free poetry book. Performers – Monday April 23 Mary Campbell is an Edmonton poet. Her poems have appeared in various anthologies and websites. Omar Farah is a 21-year-old Somali-Canadian poet and 2017 Edmonton Slam Champion. His style of rhythmic poetry is either going to make you bop and weave your head in unison, or run out to the streets screaming REVOLUTION! Nicole Lachat is a trilingual poet, daughter to a Peruvian mother and Swiss father. She recently completed her Master's in Fine Arts from New York University. R.P. LaRose is a poet, educator and Métis Nation citizen who grew up near Buffalo Lake/Stettler in central Alberta. He holds an MFA […]

Poetry Central 4

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information. Performers – Friday April 21 For Edmonton-based poet, actor and organizer Liam Coady, artistry-- like life itself--is about bringing forces together and making meaningful connections. Liam’s own ability to bring together the physicality, intelligence and expansiveness of stage acting with the candour, potency and directness of poetry has made him a beloved local performer, and a spoken word poet of uncommon national distinction. Marina Reid Hale can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up (save for a week in grade two when she wanted to be a dolphin). She has represented Edmonton in two national poetry competitions; created a one-woman spoken word poetry […]

Poetry Central 3

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information. Performers – Thursday April 20 Tabitha CA is a poet, dancer and community activator who strives to create safe spaces, facilitate artists of many disciplines and promote creative freedom and artistic experimentation in inclusive environments. They are an original member of The Edmonton Poetry Brothel, a 2016 Slam Team Finalist, creator of Word Fight! and use their poetry to create beauty in vulnerability and display strength through art. Montreal-born, Edmonton-based poet Kathy Fisher has been performing her words for international audiences for over three decades. Her passion is marrying sonic elements in poetry with improvisational music or ‘found sound’ – be they recordings of northern lights, tracks from her oral history […]

Poetry Central 2

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up in the downtown! Watch some of Edmonton’s emerging and established, page and stage poets, have a short-order poem written for you on the spot, and pick up festival information. Performers – Wednesday April 19 *Medgine Mathurin*: Haitian-born poet, psalmist and spoken word artist Medgine Mathurin is a person for whom the love of language and the alchemy of words is second nature. Her multi-lingual upbringing (french, creole, english) not only prompted her to begin experimenting with the potential and magic of language, but naturally compelled her into a deep love of poetry. *Malik Hinton* At eighteen, and after a very successful high school performing arts tenure, Malik is diving head first into the real world of professional theatre, spoken word and all around performing arts! He considers it a true privilege and honour to have the opportunity to share his […]

Writing Revolution in Place

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

We are the Writing Revolution in Place Creative Research Collective! Over the past six years we have worked around the city: Boyle Community Services, The Learning Centre at Abbotsfield, HIV Edmonton, Stanley Milner Library, University of Alberta, and this term, we are working at Highlands Library on 118th. As creative researchers, poets, student, as companions & seekers of truth we are always in the act. We are never static. We share opinions and encourage one another to challenge standard accounts of histories & cultures. We seek to unveil lies and deceit & why they have tried hard to be hidden. This year we invite you to join us as we read our collaborative, creative, poetic research drawn from our exploration of Treaty Six and this year’s 140th anniversary of the Papaschase adhesion to Treaty Six. What was the original intention of Treaty Six? What was the the role of the adhesion in Treaty 6? Why did the Papaschase […]