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March 27, 2012

Edmonton Poetry Festival 2012

Listen up all you E-Town poets, wordsmiths, slammers, Ravers, Strollers, Olive-ers, sundry ne’er-do-wellers, and anyone with a hankering to get your words off the page. Event signups for the Edmonton Poetry Festival 2012 Edition are officially open.
During The Edmonton Poetry Festival (April 22 to April 29), some events are open to all who wish to participate. 
Signup Deadline is April 8, 2012.  You can sign up for events here.
Which events can you sign up for? Well, check the signup page above for complete details, but here’s the skinny:
  • Blinks in the Heart · Blink Poetry began in Edmonton and has spread around the world. Word has it that European blink poetry is just like ours, only a little dirtier. Want to see the real McCoy? Sign up to read!
  • Breathe – Zen Poetry · Ratchet your busy life down a notch with this Zen-inspired reading. Bring gentle words, strong tea, a clear mind and, maybe, a small amount of truth.
  • The Cafe Readings · Poetry and coffee go together like heartbreak and airports. Why not indulge your penchant for drama and sign up to read a poem or two on a Sunday afternoon. 
  • Stroll Workshop · Ah, the mystery event. Those sneaky Strollers. If history is any indication, this should be a great little workshop. Last year John Leppard delivered a great one on improving your poetic performance. This year? Let’s find out.
Poets, be fearless. Care immensely about what you put into the world. We need you to be mighty. Don’t wait. The universe won’t.

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