Utopia or Dystopia – Poetry Workshop with Shirley Serviss

The Stroll, as part of its Outreach & Development Initiative, is excited to collaborate with Shirley Serviss on Utopia or Dystopia. 

Sat Feb 22 
9am – 12pm
McMullen Gallery at the University of Alberta Hospital

Desperate for spring? Join us in the McMullen Gallery at the University of Alberta Hospital where you’ll be in the midst of paintings of real and imagined landscapes within Edmonton, a living wall of tropical plants and a soundscape of our river valley. This workshop will contemplate ideas of paradise and utopia, societal inequities, and the ecological and political turmoil facing our world. Registration is free but space is limited. For more info and to register please use the Eventbrite link and password: strollofpoets2020

If you have any questions, please contact Marco at melfim@gmail.com


Hello Strollers,

First of all, my sincere thanks to all those who submitted their poems to me by the original deadline of January 15, 2020. I sincerely appreciate your compliance with the guidelines.

It’s possible that the frigid temperatures of the last few days have taken a toll on all of us. The general tendency is to burrow under the covers and wait it out! But believe it or not, this seems to have had an impact on the Stroll of Poets Anthology 2020. So, due to low submission numbers (whether for this reason or any other), it has been decided to extend the deadline to midnight on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

The Board, and I as editor, have made this decision in order to allow as many members as possible to see their work in print. Please take advantage of the opportunity. No further extension will be considered.

Stroll guidelines are found at: http://www.strollofpoets.com/stroll-anthology/.

Looking forward to your submission …

Deborah Lawson
Managing Editor
Stroll of Poets Anthology 2020

2019-20 Haven Season Sign up!

Can you feel the excitement? The 2019-20 Haven Season is about to kick off!

Book you reading or volunteer to Mic or Door host using the Haven sign up page.

All Stroll members are eligible for a ten minute reading. Want to be a member or need to renew your membership? Learn more here.

Join us for the Haven launch Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm at the Upper Crust Cafe (10909 86 Ave). It will be an evening open mic. More details to come!

Fresh Verse 2019!

Join us for Fresh Verse 2019 where we profile poets under the age of 25. We’ll have a number of featured readers and an open mic. The event is open to all!