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!!

Another Astonishing Afternoon Of Anthologies At Audreys!
Sunday, November 27th 2pm
Audreys Books (10702 Jasper Ave)

You’re invited to another special event as part of our Season of Silver celebrating 25 years of the Stroll! Join us to hear our two featured readers followed by an extended open mic where we invite everyone to read a poem from a past Stroll of Poets Anthology. 

Past anthologies will be on hand and members and non-members are welcome to attend and participate!
Read your favourite or a friend’s or get creative, edit the past and read what you wish you wrote!

We hope to see you there!

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!