Stroll of Poets Call for Volunteers – Blinks 2023!

The Blinks are back…

The Stroll of Poets executive board would like to invite members to respond to a call for help in the formation of a committee to assist with carrying out our planned event for the upcoming Edmonton Poetry Festival at the end of April this year. It has been several years since the Stroll participated in the EPF by hosting an event due to the pandemic conditions.

The intention for this year is to host the return of the “Blinks” Poetry Evening, previously produced by the Stroll of Poets for several years. In this event poets are restricted to 30 seconds to complete the reading of their poem by a ready group of musical enforcers which can lead to or result in a lot of fun for all. We are hoping that this will allow for a good many poets to participate in the evening.

Although some pre-work has been done we will require a group of people to assist with planning the details, preparation for the event, and carrying out tasks on the evening of the Blinks poetry readings.

If you would like to learn more or volunteer to help with this committee please contact the board through the Stroll mailbox: strollquestions@gmail.com

Poets’ Haven – February 13

Up Next at the Haven!

Upper Crust Café, 10909 86 Ave.

Monday, February 13, 7:00 pm, $5 admission (includes desserts and coffee)

Features Poetry by:  Myrna Garanis, Douglas Elves, Kayleigh Cline, & Kathy Fisher

Mic Host: Jessica Coles
Door Host: Anna Mioduchowska

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.

Poets’ Haven – January 30

Up Next at the Haven!

Upper Crust Café, 10909 86 Ave.

Monday, January 30, 7:00 pm, $5 admission (includes desserts and coffee)

Features Poetry by:  Trudy Grienauer, Jocelyn Verret, Hank Binnema, & Randy Kohan

Mic Host: Clint McElwaine
Door Host: Myrna Garanis

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.

Poets’ Haven – January 16

Up Next at the Haven!

Upper Crust Café, 10909 86 Ave.

Monday, January 16, 7:00 pm, $5 admission (includes desserts and coffee)

Features Poetry by:  Hugh McAlary, Eric Rice, Diane Robitelle & Phyllis Shuell

Mic Host: Janet Smith
Door Host: Patti Sinclair

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.

Poets’ Haven – January 2

Up Next at the Haven!

Upper Crust Café, 10909 86 Ave.

Monday, January 2, 7:00 pm, $5 admission (includes desserts and coffee)

Features Poetry by:  Janet Smith, Tyler DeWacht, Daniel Piller, & Deborah Lawson

Mic Host: Munira Nwaaskuso
Door Host: Randy Kohan

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.