Workshop Opportunity!

Workshop Opportunity

The first Stroll of Poets workshop of the year is entitled Exploring Poetic Sensibility and will be offered by Richard Davies. Participants are asked to share/read a short poem (or excerpt) by someone else that influenced them to become poets. They are also invited to share a brief personal poem that they think represents their own poetic sensibility, typical approach, voice, and style. (Poems should be 1 page max., on handouts–13 copies of each poem for the group). Participants have 8 mins. max. each to present the above (please pre-rehearse), followed by group questions, discussion and feedback. This way the group will get to experience different contexts, poems, voices, and creative processes that reflect each participant’s poetic sensibility. The class is limited to twelve participants.

Saturday, November 26, 1-4 pm Highlands Public Library: 6710-118 Avenue $30 for members, $45 for non-members To register, contact Ellen Kartz – – 780-422-8216

Our Season Of Silver!! Let’s Celebrate 25 Years of The Stroll of Poets!!

An Astonishing Afternoon at Audreys

With The Stroll of Poets, Glen Sorestad and Dymphny Dronyk

A very special event kicks off the Stroll’s series of Sunday afternoons at Audreys Books. We’ll welcome special guests to celebrate “Measures of Astonishment,” an anthology of essays by some of Canada’s leading poets.

Each year, the League of Canadian Poets sponsors the Anne Szumigalski lecture, an opportunity for a major poet like Margaret Atwood, Don McKay or Anne Carson to explore ideas about poetry and its place in the world. “Measures of Astonishment” collects twelve of these lectures. It’s a refreshing, eclectic overview of poetry’s potential and a resource for anyone who cares about the art form.

Glen Sorestad, former Saskatchewan poet laureate and Dymphny Dronyk, (former president of the League) will be on hand to share highlights from the book. There will also be two slots for regular Stroll member readings, and our open mic.

(If you’d like to be one of the regular readers, check the Stroll’s Haven sign-up page.)

Come and share our community of astonishing poets.

Sunday, October 30, 2-4 p.m.

Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue.

Poets’ Haven Reminder

We just wanted to send a quick reminder to encourage you to sign up for an upcoming Haven reading. We enjoyed hearing you read last season and are looking forward to hearing some new poetry (or old favourites) from you again soon!

There’s a lot of availability still this fall including some reading slots in October (including this Monday the 17th!) and into November. We know the second half of the season fills up faster and first so we don’t want you to miss out.

The sooner you sign up the sooner you can invite family, friends or collect on that bet with friends you’ll read poetry in public!

Please feel free to Stroll around our website to find that……………………

The Haven Reading Schedule is up to date, click on it and it will let you know which days still have room for readers (or Hosts!). Your next stop will be the Haven Reading Series Sign-Up page.

And if you haven’t done so yet you can renew your Stroll Membership online as well at

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to let us know!

Thank you,

John Leppard for the Haven Crew!

Standard Candles Wins!
The Stroll of Poets would like to congratulation Alice Major for winning the 2016 Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry, as part of the Alberta Book Awards, for her book Standard Candles.

Standard Candles was also shortlisted for the WGA’s Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry as well as the League of Canadian Poets’ Raymond Souster Award.

 Well deserved recognition for an excellent book and poet!