How does one speak their own truth? Join this eclectic group of poets, who each have cultivated a unique voice and an honest perspective in their work. Expect a moving evening of diverse poetry that will have you seeking your own true voice!
Ali Blythe: A winner of the Vallum Award for Poetry, Ali’s first book of poems, Twoism, was a finalist for the BC Book Awards. He is also the recipient of an Honour of Distinction from the Writers’ Trust of Canada for emerging LGBTQ writers.
Christian Campbell: Winner of the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for Running the Dusk, Christian has also received numerous awards and fellowships.
Patrick Friesen: With more than a dozen collections of poetry, Patrick co-translated Ulrikka Gernes’ Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. His most recent book is Songen.
Ahmed “Knowmadic” Ali: An award-winning Somali-born spoken word poet, entertainer, and educator, Ahmed serves as the current Poet Laureate of Edmonton.
$10 members; $15 non-members
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