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

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!

Winking, Blinking and Naughty!

Presented in partnership as part of the Edmonton Poetry Festival.

Monday April 22, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Aviary – 9314 – 111 Avenue

This ain’t no snappy musical or Gypsy Lee burlesque. It’s the Blinks! Back, just like that. The biggest stage for the smallest set of half-minute poetry. Free verse, spoken word, slant rhymes — all are cast. But time those lines, because the Blinks Philharmonic are an unforgiving lot. You’ve got 30 seconds or your act is cut!

Calling all poets. The house lights are down, the curtains up, it’s your time to shine in Winking, Blinking and Naughty.

The Blinks have been right at home in the Edmonton Poetry Festival from the very beginning. The rules are easy:

  • Sign up here!
  • Prepare your 30 second poem
  • Show up on the night and …
  • Blink!