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Found: Stroll Anthology Managing Editor!

A warm welcoming congrats to Deborah Lawson! The Stroll Board is pleased to announce the finding of a skillful, experienced editor willing and able to take up where masterful Audrey Seehagen left off. We're also grateful that Audrey is offering orientation advice for a smooth transition. The Stroll is fortunate and thankful to have this expertise amoung its membership. Thanks to all applicants for your sincere interest in serving the Stroll of Poets!

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Stroll of Poets Workshops coming up!

The Stroll offers workshops for members and non-members who want to expand their poetry horizons and get their work out to new audiences. Coming up next!

Poetry Form has class and style!

with Jade O'Riley

In this one day workshop poets will be introduced to six popular poetry forms. We'll get to know the Shakespearean sonnet, the villanelle, terza rima, dizain, rhyme royale and the classis Persian rubaiyat. There is time in class to write two poems and share them with your fellow poets to get individual as well as group feedback. Poets will aslso be introduced to 'The Poets Toolbox' to unlock the craft of poetry writing and editing. Bring inspiration and turn it into fabulous new poems!

Jade O'Riley has been teaching Poet Within classes at City Art Centre since 2007. Classes culminate with poets reading their latest works at Carrot Coffeehouse. In 2013 Jade published two formal verse chapbooks featuring her poetry students entitled: We Come To You From Everywhere and Guerilla Gardening & Other Random Acts Of Peace.

Date: Saturday November 15th, 2014.

Time: 9:30 am- 3:00 pm. ( Includes a break for lunch-coffee and beverages will be available during the workshop but please bring your own lunch.)

Location: 6th Floor Milner Library, Churchill Square.

Workshop fee:

Members: $40

Non-members: $65

Sign up via email to Nic Mather at

Everything you ever wanted to know about publishing your poetry!

with Jay Smith

Ready to start publishing your poetry? This workshop will discuss all aspects of poetry publishing from how to figure out when you should submit a poem, how to prepare a poem for publication, which venues to consider and how to make sure you're working towards the publishing requirements for grants available to Edmontonians and Albertan writers. We'll also focus on alternative and nontraditional venues like online, self-publishing, ebooks and others.

Jay's work has been published in dozens of print journals and online sites. She has studied publishing at Ryerson and worked in the industry as a literary columnist for SEE and Vue and a contributor to Eighteen Bridges and Alberta View.

Date: Saturday December 13th, 2014.

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

Location: 6th Floor Milner Library, Churchill Square.

Workshop fee:

Members: $25

Non-members: $50

Sign up via email to Nic Mather at

Space in workshops is limited so Register Now!


Welcome Back Poets!

Your Stroll of Poets' membership entitles you to a 10 minute reading slot at one of our 2014/2015 Poets' Haven reading Series events. Follow this link: to find a date that works for you. This popular series fills up quickly so don't delay. Sign ups will also be open at that time if you'd like to help out as a door host or mic host for one of the events. If you have any questions or concerns contact the Haven Coordinators:

John Leppard:
Marco Melfi:

Duties of a mic host:  Upper Crust Restaurant or Audreys Books
•Duties of a door host at the Upper Crust
•Poet's etiquette 


The Stroll of Poets welcomes new members.  Please read if you are a new member or considering membership: welcome message


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