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!

Dead Poets Haven 2017 v2

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!

Haven 2017-18 Launch v5

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!

Haven 2017-18 Launch_v2 (1)

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).