Prepare yourself for a night filled with high energy and poetic wizardry from 8 of Edmonton’s all-star performance poets! Funds raised at this event will support the Breath in Poetry Slam team as they represent Edmonton at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. See all-stars like Liam Coady, Nisha Patel, Timiro Mohammed, and Shima Robinson (aka Dwennimen) show us what it takes to compete at the national level! Three rounds. No limits. See who takes home the fun title of Edmonton All-Star. This event will fill quickly – be sure to get your tickets in advance! Presented with the Breath in Poetry Collective
In partnership with Metro Cinema, the Edmonton Poetry Festival is pleased to present this experimental film about iconic poet Allen Ginsberg. Starring James Franco, this 2010 movie explores the forming of the Beat Generation, reconstructing and moving between Ginsberg’s early life, a re-enactment of his poem “Howl”, and his obscenity trial in 1957. Prior to the screening, local poet Michael Gravel will regale the audience with his beat-inspired riffs and lyrics.