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


Yes, it’s that time again. If you’re a paid member of the Stroll of Poets and are scheduled to perform in a Poets’ Haven reading at either the Upper Crust or Audreys Books between September 2016 and March 2017, you qualify to submit one poem to the Stroll of Poets Anthology 2017.

The deadline is Monday, January 23, 2017. That isn’t a whole lot of time! Look for full submission guidelines on our website.



Imagine seeing your photograph or artwork featured on the cover of the Stroll of Poets Anthology 2017! This anthology will not only be found in the homes of the 90-plus poets whose work graces its pages, but will also be sold through local bookstores and at regular Stroll poetry readings and functions. Copies of the anthology may also be given as gifts or door prizes.The Stroll of Poets offers a $100 Honorarium to the successful artist.We’re happy to accept not only photographs, but graphic art, sketches and other visual art submissions of all kinds! 


If you’d like to combine an evening of poetic fellowship with the chance to make a significant contribution toward the excellence of the anthology, please consider volunteering for our annual Proofreading Bee.  This year it will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the 3rd floor Olympic Room at the Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road. If you’re interested, please let me know by emailing me at antho@nili.ca . It would be great to see you there.


Get Tight With Rhyme!

Poetry Workshop with Jade O’Riley

In this one-day workshop, poets will be introduced to popular poetry forms that run on two rhymes and have as much class and flare as an Italian sonnet! We’ll get to know the delightful Rondeau, Rondel and Villanelle; the Triolet; and the Lai family of poems that include Lai, Virelai and Lai Nouveau. There’s time in class to write several poems, share them with your fellow poets and get individual as well as group feedback. Poets will also be introduced to, ‘The Poets Toolbox’ to unlock the craft of poetry writing and editing. Bring your inspiration & turn it into fabulous new poems!


Saturday, January 28 – 10:30-5:30 pm

Highlands Public Library – 6710-118 Avenue

$50 for members, $70 for non-members

To register contact John Leppard at leppardjohn@hotmail.com or 780-619-4418


You are all invited to a very special event celebrating 25 years of exceptional poetry and poets. On Saturday, February 18th we will be honouring the amazing folks who laid the foundation for the Stroll at an event called THE FOUNDERS FEAST!

This will be a dinner and evening event with tickets going on sale in the New Year. Stay tuned for more details to come. We hope you will be able to attend and celebrate with us!