Up Next at the Haven – November 1

Monday, November 1, 7:00 pm, “Doors” 6:30 pm 

Featured Readers: Alice Major, Gary Garrison, ky perraun, & Lois Hammond

Mic Host: Loren Marsden

Open Mic:  Sign-up (2-min. poem) New and first-time readers are always welcome and given priority during the Open Mic.
Zoom invite If you know anyone who would like to join our online reading nights and is not a Stroll member please direct them to strollquestions@gmail.com.

Please note all requests for Zoom links to “Haven at Home” evenings need to be done before 5pm.

Call for Poetry Submissions

Deadline: January 15, 2022

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the Edmonton Stroll of Poets, a love of words, poets who penned 30 poems in 30 days, and poets who contributed 100 poems to Anthology 2020, we invite Stroll members past and present to contribute a poem with strolling as theme. Each poet can interpret the theme in any way he, she, they choose. Strolling is as open as the poet wants it to be… leaving room for interpretation and creativity.  With submissions we’ll create a Strolling chapbook Edmonton Stroll of Poets: poems for 30 years.

Our aim is to attract submissions from a diverse range of poets. To empower all individuals who want to submit a poem to this chapbook, we encourage submissions from women, nonbinary, gender fluid, Indigenous people, People of Colour, and persons with disabilities. All Stroll members are welcome and encouraged to submit one poem per poet from a board member, current member, past member, and posthumous submission submitted by friend or family (encouraged).

Please submit your poem in 12pt, Times New Roman font. In keeping with the 30 theme please keep poems to 30 lines or less, and preferably able to be printed on one page. Chapbooks are small. Your consideration allows others to play. In addition, each line should contain no more than 60 characters and spaces.

If any of the specifications above are unacceptable for artistic reasons, please contact Laurel Sproule at stroll30years@gmail.com

Each contributor whose poem is printed in the anthology will receive a chapbook.

Remaining copies will be sold to raise funds for the Stroll and to cover chapbook costs.

We’ll hold a public reading of poetry from the chapbook in a bookstore or similar venue, observing current health protocols, on a date to be decided.

Any questions? Send them to stroll30years@gmail.com.

Submission Deadline to anthology January 15, 2022

Submit your poem to stroll30years@gmail.com

Stroll Social Media Pages

The Stroll of Poets Society would like to remind its members that our Facebook and Twitter group pages are helpful social media sites to both share and promote The Stroll of Poets activities and events, as well as to engage with other poets, writers and artists.

Members can peruse these communication hubs and post on these sites to support or promote any recent or upcoming poetry publication or literary event, i.e. advertisement of a poetry reading, book launch, contest or other local poetry event. The key word here is poetry so please adhere to our site rules.

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/strollofpoets
Twitter: @strollofpoets

Up Next at the Haven – October 1

Monday, October 18th, 7:00 pm, “Doors” 6:30 pm

Please note, there will not be a Poets’ Haven reading on October 11th due to the Thanksgiving Day long weekend.

Featured Readers:
Clint McElwaine, Anne Gerard Marshal, Ella Zeltserman, Pierrette Requier

Mic Host: Josephine LoRe

Open Mic:  Sign-up (2-min. poem) New and first-time readers are always welcome and given priority during the Open Mic.

Zoom invite If you know anyone who would like to join our online reading nights and is not a Stroll member please direct them to strollquestions@gmail.com.

Please note all requests for Zoom links to “Haven at Home” evenings need to be done before 5pm.