Call for Facilitators

An afternoon workshop is being planned for October 29 on Getting Round the Writing Circle. Facilitators are required for two hour-long workshops: How to Critique/Receive Critique and How to Organize/Facilitate a Writing Circle.

The first would deal with providing constructive criticism and receiving it. The second would discuss setting guidelines and dealing with possible situations that could arise. Honorariums would be provided to facilitators.

Please submit a brief proposal and your credentials to by October 7.

Poets’ Haven – September 26

Up Next at the Haven!

Upper Crust Café, 10909 86 Ave.

Monday, September 26, 7:00 pm, $5 admission

Features Poetry by: Ky Perraun, Lisa Anderson, Daniel Piller, & Dorothy Lowrie

Mic Host: Corine Demas
Door Host: Jo-Ann Godfrey

Open Mic:  Sign-up (2-min. poem)

Welcome all! See you at the Haven! Bring your friends! New and first readers are always welcome and given priority during the Open Mic.

To check the Haven Master Schedule or sign up for your reading, click here.  

Welcome Back to Poets’ Haven

Greetings Strollers!

It’s a great time to be a Poet with the Edmonton Stroll of Poets because we are returning to in-person readings at the Upper Crust this Fall. The good folks at the Upper Crust Restaurant have welcomed us back, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our Haven Launch to take place on Monday, September 12, 2022!

We will be a’buzzing because it will be so good to see you all in person, but we want to assure you that we are committed to keeping everyone safe. Because we remain in Covid times, we will provide hand sanitizer and masks at the door, and we support the choices you make to keep yourself safe. If that means you will keep a physical distance, you choose not to hug or shake hands, or you choose not to sit too closely to others, we support your decisions.

We are inspired by your commitment to holding up our poetry community these past nearly three years by your steadfast attendance at “Haven at Home” on Zoom. Now that we are returning to Poets’ Haven at Upper Crust, we know that we can adjust to being in each others’ presence in a good way that ensures our comfort,  safety, and friendship.

See you at Poets’ Haven on Monday, September 12th at the Upper Crust Restaurant! Come early because the show starts at 7:00 pm!


The Poets’ Haven Committee
Janis Dow, John Leppard, Loren Marsden, Max Vandersteen, Naomi McIlwraith