Up Next at the Haven – January 31

Monday, January 31, 7:00 pm, “Doors” 6:30 pm 

Featured Readers: Nancy McKenzie, Marco Melfi, Karen Norris, & Gina Varty

Mic Host: Naomi McIlwraith

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.

ANTHOLOGY PROOFREADING BEE

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a poem to the Stroll of Poets Anthology 2022. As usual, the membership has come through with flying colours!

This year the anthology Proofreading Bee will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at the Percy Page Building, 11759 Groat Road.

You don’t need to be an expert editor to attend, but each year our proofreaders add a vital element to the accuracy and professional presentation of the anthology. In addition, those who attend have the privilege of voting on the cover art submissions to determine which image will grace the front cover of the 2022 anthology.

Attendance will be limited due to physical distancing restrictions, so please advise me of your interest as soon as possible by contacting me at strollantho@writersguild.ab.ca.

If you have already indicated your interest, please confirm that you are still available. I will send final details to all participants closer to the date. Thank you!

SPECIAL REMINDER—30th Anniversary Anthology

In case you didn’t know (or had forgotten), The Stroll of Poets Anthology 2022 will be our 30th Anniversary special edition!

As of today, January 7th, only 8 DAYS remain until the submission deadline of midnight on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The deadline applies to both poetry and cover art submissions.

To date we’ve received:

27 poems

> 21 cover art entries (from 7 different people)

For comparison, the 2020 and 2021 anthologies contained 100 poems and 92 poems respectively. It would be great to see comparable numbers for this 30th anniversary edition. I believe our members can rise to the challenge!

Links:

Please email your poem (with bio) and/or cover art submissions to: strollantho@writersguild.ab.ca

Submission guidelines for both poetry and cover art can be found at: strollofpoets.com/stroll-anthology

 

Up Next at the Haven – January 17

Monday, January 17, 7:00 pm, “Doors” 6:30 pm 

Featured Readers: Trudy Grienhauer, Hugh McAlary, Seaneen O’Rourke, & Stefani Alzati

Mic Host: Janet Smith

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.

Christmas Greetings~

Dear Strollers,

It’s a great honour to be part of an organization that marks thirty years of bringing poetry to the greater Edmonton Community and beyond. An abundance of initiatives have been rolled out to start this milestone celebration at the Stroll of Poets and we’ve only just begun!

This fall we had a bountiful batch of poetry readings at our online “Haven at Home” series and hosted an average of 30 people each night.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your participation and enthusiastic support that fuels this rich community of poets, writers and volunteers.

On behalf of the Stroll of Poets Board Members and Associates, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a winter wonderland filled with joyful words during the holiday season!

With warmest regards,
Janis Dow