Submit to the Magpie Chapbook!

2017 Stroll Call for Magpie Poems

Do you have a poem about or featuring magpies?  Magpies are tough, resourceful, beautiful, a bit rough around the edges and a perfect symbol of Edmonton. Markus Eyman and the Stroll of Poets are curating a chapbook of magpie poems. We need about 15 to 20 poems and the chapbooks will be hand sewn. We will also need nimble-fingered volunteers, preferably from among the contributors, to help construct them. Contributors will each receive a free copy but the chapbooks will be a fundraiser for the Stroll of Poets.

If you have a poem you wish to submit, please email it, as a word document, to markuse@connect.ab.caDeadline to submit is November 30, 2017.


Dead Poets’ Haven Returns!

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Come, celebrate Halloween early at a very special Haven event…if you’re not afraid. Bring along a piece written by, or inspired by a dearly departed poet. The format will be entirely open mic.

Everyone is welcome Sun Oct 29th from 2-3:30pm at Audreys Books.

Remember, a good metaphor never truly dies and adjectives are forever!

On the Wing – 2017-18 Haven Season Launch!

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Is it a bird?  Is it a plane? No – it’s the Stroll’s new season swooping in!

Join the flock for On the Wing at the Upper Crust Café (10909 86 Ave) on September 18 at 7 pm. Bring a poem to read or just come to listen and find out what the Stroll is hatching for the coming months.  (Hint: there may be magpies.)

Whatever branch of poetry you like to nest on—whether you’re a fledgling or a super-power poet—you’ll find a friendly community and birds of a feather at the Monday-evening Haven reading series. See you at the arrivals gate!


2017-18 Haven sign up open!

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Welcome back poets!

The 2017-2018 Haven series is just around the corner! The Haven sign up page is open to schedule your ten minute reading or volunteer as a mic or door host.

All Stroll members are entitled to a ten minute reading. The reading spots fill quickly so don’t delay.

Want to be a member or need to renew your membership? Learn more here.

The Haven begins Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm at the Upper Crust Cafe (10909 86 Ave).

Fresh Verse 2017


The Stroll of Poets—always searching for the new, the now, the novel—is ears wide open for the youthful voices of our up and coming poets.

You’re invited to our fifth Fresh Verse that will again profile poets under the age of 25.

We’re excited to feature 8 poets who will each have a five minute reading. We’ll also have a two minute open mic. All members and friends are welcome. Following our Season of Silver celebrating 25 years, the Stroll’s looking forward to the next generation of poets in our community!

Wednesday, May 31

7:00 – 8:30pm

Upper Crust Cafe (10909 86 Ave)

$5 at the door for coffee, tea and snacks