Poets’ Haven – October 2 (Featured Reader Change)

Upper Crust Café, 10909 86 Ave.

Monday, October 2, 7:00 pm, Doors 6:30 pm, $5 admission (includes desserts and coffee)

Features Poetry by:  Daniel Piller, Wendy Joy (instead of Neil Meili), Nancy Mackenzie, and David Brydges

Mic Host: Clint McElwaine
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.

Attention all Stroll members;
In an effort to minimize the hazards and maintain a safe place to meet in person for residents of our local community, masks and hand sanitizer will be provided for attendees at our Haven Reading Series events and distancing will be maintained to the best of our ability.

**Please note: Anyone who has signed up for a reading spot and wants to make changes or needs assistance with it, please email: strollquestions@gmail.com and the Haven committee will help you.

To check the Haven Master Schedule, click here.  

Stroll of Poets 2023 Haven Launch

Strollers, at last the time has come. We will be kicking off our new Haven season:

7:00-8:30 PM, Monday, September 18th
Upper Crust Cafe.
10909 86th Ave
Edmonton, AB
T6G 0W8

In honour of the 30 Year Anniversary of the Stroll of Poet’s Society, our theme will be 30 & Thriving: Where To From Here.

The evening will feature an open mic for the entire evening, and we ask that each person sharing their work to keep it to a maximum of 2 minutes.

We look forward to smelling the sweet scent of the flowers that are your poetry.

To check out the available dates and sign up for reader and volunteer spots please use this link to access the Haven Reading Series sign up page: signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a5ae2fa7f8c43-haven3#/.

Here we go Strollers, Here we go!

The Stroll of Poets board of directors hope that you are having a terrific summer but we are also excited to announce that the Haven Reading Series 2023/2024 season will be commencing in only one month at the Upper Crust Cafe with an all open mic engagement once again.

We’re pumped and hope that you will be there and/or also join us for our Haven Reading Series this season. The readings will continue on a biweekly schedule with an additional couple of dates at Audrey’s Bookstore in November and March. One of four 10-minute featured reader spots will be available at each of these subsequent Haven Reading events for all Stroll members who have paid for their yearly membership, whether or not you contribute a poem to the yearly anthology (one reading spot per person per year only please).

Also, please remember that each session will require additional volunteers to mic host and to assist as a door host so we ask that you sign up for one of these spots as well if you can. Once you have signed up, confirmation and reminder notices will be sent to you via email.

To check out the available dates and sign up for reader and volunteer spots please use this link to access the Haven Reading Series sign up page: signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a5ae2fa7f8c43-haven3#/.

A Message from the President

The board of directors for the Stroll of Poets Society would like to wish all members a very happy and safe summer. We would also like to express our appreciation for your participation in the Haven Reading Series and all of the other events staged by the Stroll over this past season.

Thank you to all Stroll members who were involved with organizing and executing those many wonderful events. The return to live participation was welcomed and successful as the engagement of our members has proven. We are proud of the accomplishments of this past year and plan to expand our opportunities further in the next season.

The sign up for next year’s Haven should go live late in August or early in September so stay tuned for the announcement in our Newsletter. In the meantime we also encourage you to explore the addition of the Stroll historical archives added to our website. We look forward to reconnecting with you all in September.

In peace and poetry;
Max Vandersteen.

The Stroll of Poets Odyssey

Look Back              –            Look Ahead
Over the path to here         To the road from here

You are invited to retrace the steps of the Stroll’s 30 year journey to this point and to set a course for its future direction.

Saturday, June 17
2:00 pm
Unity Edmonton Centre
11715E – 108 Avenue N.W.

Announcing the rollout of The Stroll of Poets historical archives which will be made available on the Stroll of Poets website. Join us for coffee, tea, wine and a dessert potluck event at Unity Edmonton Centre (11715E – 108 Avenue N.W.) at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 17th as we preview archived historical events, publications, memorials, press coverage, and social media posts of the past 30 years of The Stroll of Poets Society.

After a short intermission we will continue with round table discussions of future initiatives and possible pathways for our poetic community to explore.

Historical Stroll memorabilia will be available for purchase. There will also be door prizes and a raffle.

Come and join in the thirty Year Anniversary Celebration!