The Stroll of Poets is pleased to announce the launch of our 2020/2021 Poets’ Haven reading series. The theme of the launch for our 30th year is “Haven From Home.” We will be communing this season from the comfort of our homes, sharing the poetry that weaves us together via Zoom.
Our readings will be happening every two weeks this year, with our usual format of featured readers and open mic. We will share more information on how to sign up for reading slots and mic host assistance in the near future. To start our year, we’re looking forward to bringing you two evenings of open mic readings (October 12 and 26).
you have any questions or know anyone who would like to join our online reading nights and is not a Stroll member please direct them to
Since our first anthology pick up was such a success, we’d like to give those who weren’t able to join us a second opportunity on Saturday, October 3, 1-4 pm. If you’re unavailable perhaps it might be possible to have someone else do so on your behalf.
Before coming to pick up your anthology, please make sure you are feeling well and have not had any exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The safety of all our members and their loved ones is paramount. For complete details on location and safety guidelines please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
At this time, we would like to invite Stroll members who are experiencing health or mobility challenges, or members who live outside of Edmonton, to contact us at email@example.com for details on how to receive their anthologies. Plans for future distribution options are currently being developed. Please watch the newsletter for further details.
I hope the summer has provided you some opportunities to enjoy the warmth and abundance of green. Those who enjoy gardening must be truly savouring these bountiful days. Some of you may have experienced Deborah Lawson’s lovely yard and garden when you dropped by her place for our recent anthology distribution. We are grateful to her for offering her residence, as we are to her, Naomi McIlwraith and Audrey Brooks for their efforts to coordinate the event. Thanks also to the volunteers who assisted. Plans for further distribution of anthologies are being developed, and we will be able to share details in the near future.
The Poets’ Haven committee have been meeting regularly to develop a plan for moving our readings to an online format. Unfortunately, our venue partners will not be able to meet our needs for the foreseeable future. The Upper Crust Café can only seat eighteen safely and Audreys Books is limiting itself to pick-up orders of books. As far as the launch of a new Haven season goes, it looks like our original starting date of September 14 will have to be postponed. The challenges of structuring an on-line series have necessitated a longer development process for the volunteers involved. We will keep you posted on a launch date when more details are available.
In the meantime, my friends, take care of yourself and your families. Stay in touch with our weekly newsletter for the most current updates and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns (firstname.lastname@example.org). All the very best from the board and associates.
Yes, it’s here—the day so many of us have been waiting for! The COVID-19 situation threw its wrench into our works about a week before our AGM, when we would normally have celebrated the launch of the Stroll of Poets Anthology 2020. Thank you all so much for your patience while the board worked diligently to determine a convenient, simple and safe way to get your copy of the anthology into your hands.
First and foremost, before coming to pick up your anthology, please make sure you are feeling well and have not had any exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The safety of all our members and their loved ones is paramount. We do not mind continuing to store your copy for you!
Pick-up Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm