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**SAVE THE DATE** Stroll of Poets Festival (Calgary)

**Save the Date** Stroll of Poets Festival (Calgary)

Sunday, September 8th, 2024
All day, various venues in Inglewood, Calgary
FREE, with the exception of a ticketed brunch event at the Attic

Stroll of Poets is a non-profit organization based in Edmonton founded in 1991. In its first 15 years of operation, the organization ran an annual one-day multi-venue performance poetry festival that took place in both Calgary and Edmonton. In recent years, the annual festival has been replaced by a monthly reading series in Edmonton.

Our Program Coordinator Ashley Frerichs saw an opportunity to revive the Stroll of Poets festival in its original format in Calgary. She applied for and received a small grant from The City of Calgary and with their help, she was able to invite a diverse slate of local curators to enhance the event.

We’re so excited to have the following curators on board:

Adrienne Adams
Adetola Adedipe (aloT of Poetry)
Cobra Collins
Skylar Kay
Stuart Ian McKay
Tyler Perry

Open Mic Sign-Up Information

In addition to the curated readings, there will be numerous open mic slots available with first dibs going to members of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, The Stroll of Poets Society, and Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society. Once members have had a chance to sign up, the remaining slots will be open to the public. Open mic slots are open to poets of any and all backgrounds and experience levels.

The first wave of open mic slots (for members of WGA, SoP, and AWCS) will open in late June, stay tuned for the date. The first wave will only be open for two weeks so members, keep an eye out and act fast! Registration for the public will open in early July.

This is a Writers’ Guild of Alberta event supported by funding from the City of Calgary with enthusiastic support from the Stroll of Poets Society. Additional sponsors include Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society and the Calgary Spoken Word Society.

More details coming soon. Stay tuned!

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