Events Schedule

Clouds on the Horizon – Query?

Latitude 53 10248 106 Street NW, Edmonton

Though LGBTQ people have won many rights in recent years, there is always more work to do, and they must be constantly vigilant about any adversity. Only last year, the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in US history occurred at the Pulse night club in Orlando, where 49 people were killed and 53 wounded. With clouds on the horizon in our current political climate, how can queer people use poetry to respond to current events while continuing to celebrate the beauty, diversity, and resilience of the LGBTQ community? Ben Ladouceur, whose debut collection Otter won the Gerald Lampert Award, and Gregory Scofield, author of Witness, I Am and winner of the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, headline this collaboration of strong and resistant queer voices, including Marina Reid Hale and David Oberholtzer. This event is open to members of The Edmonton Poetry Festival, The Writers Guild of Alberta and their guests. Memberships […]

Eskonahkwahk

Latitude 53 10248 106 Street NW, Edmonton

Join us for Eskonahkwahk (“horizon” in Cree) – a celebration of the work of First Nations writers. As we look to the future, four of Canada’s leading indigenous poets gather to share their voices and stories. Amiskwaciwâskahika (Edmonton) sits on Treaty 6 land. Treaty 6 was signed on August 23, 1876 and stretches from western Alberta, through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba; and includes 50 First Nations. Treaty 6 is a traditional gathering place for the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others. Their histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our art and culture communities. Liz Howard – The youngest winner in the history of the Griffin Awards, she took home the 2016 Griffin for poetry and is currently working in neurocognitive research. Rebecca Thomas – Halifax’s M’ikmaq poet laureate delivers melodic, witty and damning truths. Gregory Scofield – Métis poet Gregory’s work has […]