Events Schedule

Purse Verse & Pocket Poems

Edmonton Poets House 9016 153 Street NW, Edmonton

Terse verse comes in many styles. From limericks and clerihews to haiku and tanka, these little treasures can express words of encouragement or simple salutations. They’re fun to write and pack big-time punch! In this workshop we’ll introduce several styles of terse verse; you can choose to write them all or just the forms you like best. There will be fancy papers and pens available if you’d like to turn your terse verse into purse verse and pocket poem treasures to pack in your lunch as a midday snack or slip in a friend’s pocket to discover later. We’ll kick off the event with music featuring Luke Tracey Newmann & Poets House Band. The day closes with a BYOP open mic and musical finale. Enjoy with your day of poetry, a variety of teas, coffee, cold drinks and snacks. Performers Jade O’Riley has been teaching poetry forms and styles at […]

We Come To You From Everywhere

Edmonton Poets House 9016 153 Street NW, Edmonton

NOTE NEW EVENT TIME: Event start time is now 1:00pm. A Poetry reading with Jade O’Riley & The Poets Within. Jade O’Riley, creator of City Arts Poet Within classes and Edmonton Poets House, presents The Poet Within Reading: We Come To You From Everywhere. Poets who’ve attended Poet Within classes at City Arts from 2007 – 2017 are invited to read their works from the Poet Within chapbooks series or from the poems they submitted to the class books at the end of each poetry session. At this event, poets will be scheduled to read in 10 minute time slots. We’ll kick off the event with Luke Tracey Newmann & Poets House Band, and close the day with a BYOP open mic & musical finale. With your day of poetry, enjoy a variety of teas, coffee, cold drinks and snacks.