Are you excited by the performance possibilities for your poetry? Can you imagine taking your café reading to a new level of connection with your audience? Join spoken word artist John Leppard and explore techniques that will enhance your poetic voice, adding depth and variety to your words and delivery. The emphasis will be on exploring your personal performance potential in a safe and supportive atmosphere. The workshop could be a wonderful lead-in to our Sunday afternoon of Poetry Festival Café Readings, but is open to all interested poets!

The workshop will take place in the Mercury’s intimate black box theatre – a great space to learn more about occupying the stage.

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The 2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival is almost here!

The Stroll of Poets is a proud supporter of this amazing international festival. This year’s offerings reflect the diversity of the world of verse itself. You will certainly find something in the variety of choices this year to inform, educate and entertain. Please consider purchasing tickets, attending the many free events, involving yourself in readings and just enjoying the company of this amazing E-town poetry community. Visit our friends at

Everything But The Kitchen Blinks!

Pack it in! Bring it all! Load ‘er up! We’re moving to the Mercury Room for this year’s rapid-fire night of 30-second poetry! Poets of every flavor are invited to deliver their best and briefest lines or rhymes of verse and spoken word – whatever they can squeeze into half a minute. Hosted by Pierrette Requier, Edmonton’s Poet Laureate and the Blinks Philharmonic.

Bag it, box it, tie it with a string and bring your friends, all of them, everyone, whatever fits for Everything but the Kitchen Blinks!

Sign up at before Friday, April 8!

Co-presented by The Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Stroll of Poets Society.