Final Haven & AGM Postponed

The health and safety of Stroll members is always a priority for the Board.

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and following the restrictions recommended by the Government of Alberta, the Haven scheduled for Monday, March 16th will be cancelled and the upcoming AGM and Anthology Launch scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd will be postponed until further notice.

As outlined by the Province, events with more than 50 attendees that involve seniors or other high-risk populations should be cancelled. Please visit Alberta Health for the latest info on COVID-19.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience as we take the recommended precautions to ensure the collective health and safety of everyone. For Haven or Stroll related questions please, contact leppardjohn@hotmail.com.

Utopia or Dystopia – Poetry Workshop with Shirley Serviss

A sincere thank you to Shirley for facilitating the Utopia or Dystopia workshop at the McMullen Gallery at the University of Alberta Hospital on February 22, 2020. Shirley led fifteen participants through a series of writing prompts based on the gallery’s installation by Emmanuel Osahor: paintings of real and imagined landscapes within Edmonton, a living wall of tropical plants and a soundscape of the river valley. 

Thank you also to the participants for attending to make this a positive collaboration!


DEADLINE EXTENSION for THE FIRST STROLL ANTHOLOGY OF THE DECADE!

Hello Strollers,

First of all, my sincere thanks to all those who submitted their poems to me by the original deadline of January 15, 2020. I sincerely appreciate your compliance with the guidelines.

It’s possible that the frigid temperatures of the last few days have taken a toll on all of us. The general tendency is to burrow under the covers and wait it out! But believe it or not, this seems to have had an impact on the Stroll of Poets Anthology 2020. So, due to low submission numbers (whether for this reason or any other), it has been decided to extend the deadline to midnight on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

The Board, and I as editor, have made this decision in order to allow as many members as possible to see their work in print. Please take advantage of the opportunity. No further extension will be considered.

Stroll guidelines are found at: https://www.strollofpoets.com/stroll-anthology/.

Looking forward to your submission …

Deborah Lawson
Managing Editor
Stroll of Poets Anthology 2020

2019-20 Haven Season Sign up!

Can you feel the excitement? The 2019-20 Haven Season is about to kick off!

Book you reading or volunteer to Mic or Door host using the Haven sign up page.

All Stroll members are eligible for a ten minute reading. Want to be a member or need to renew your membership? Learn more here.

Join us for the Haven launch Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm at the Upper Crust Cafe (10909 86 Ave). It will be an evening open mic. More details to come!