Come and join us for a delicious sampling of poetry from some of the most dynamic young voices on the Edmonton scene. Featured readers will share five minutes of their verse with an open mic to follow. Come out and support these fine young poets and bring a poem to share yourself.

Monday, June 1st @ 7pm,

Upper Crust Cafe- 10909 86 Avenue

$5 Admission,


Monday April 20, 2015

7-9 pm, doors at 6:30pm

at the Artery, 9535 Jasper Avenue

Free event

The Blinks is back in Technicolor, with a night of rapid-fire 30-second poems. Come on out for wide-screen words as the Blinks Philharmonic stands by to provide the dramatic non-musical score.

Become a shooting star. Sign up to deliver your dramatic outburst, your comic patter, and your heart wrenching lines. Break out your Scarlett O’Hara get-up (or anything red), your Rhett Butler tie and hat – there will be prizes! And if the scouts don’t pick you up for Hollywood – who cares? Frankly, Scarlett, we don’t give a blink.

Sign up at signup@edmontonpoetryfestival.com before Wednesday, April 15!

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

POETRY MOVES – the 2015 Edmonton Poetry Festival approaches!

The most exciting festival on the E-scene is about to land on our poetic doorsteps. Check out their website at www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com for all of the amazing offerings.

Consider signing up for the popular Café Reading Series that closes the event. Wind down festival week with our traditional chorus of local voices. You’ve got all the choice in the world as our café readings wind up the festival. Dozens of poets will share brief readings of their work in cafes around downtown. It’s for young and old, newbies and pros – just sign up to take part and then come share the company of Edmonton’s poetry community. Poets and audience members are asked to bring a donation for Edmonton’s Food Bank. For more information on the Café’ Reading Series and sign up, check out http://www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com/schedule/the-cafe-readings-2015

See you at the ‘Fest !

2015 Stroll Anthology

The 2015 Stroll Anthology is out!2015 Anthology
The March 22 Annual General Meeting launched the 2015 Stroll of Poets Anthology.
Edited by Deborah Lawson, it contains a poem by each of the 80 poets who read in the winter Haven Reading Series.
More info to come.

The AGM also elected the following to the 2015-16 board:

John Leppard, President
Marco Melfi
Alice Major
Linda Papineau-Couture
Janaan Dekker
Anne Gerard Marshall
Matt Dekker