Poetry Central 4
- Friday April 21, 2017
- 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Beaver Hills Park
10440 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton[Map to venue]
- Free event
Poetry Central runs from Tuesday April 18 – Friday April 21, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up. Watch some of Edmonton’s finest Spoken Word poets perform on the park stage. Have a Short-Order Poem written for you on the spot. Pick up festival information or a free poetry book.
Join us for the additional Poetry Central events, April 18 - 21, 11:30am to 1:30pm:
Poetry Central — Tuesday April 18
Poetry Central — Wednesday April 19
Poetry Central — Thursday April 20
Performers – Friday April 21
For Edmonton-based poet, actor and organizer, Liam Coady, artistry— like life itself—is about bringing forces together and making meaningful connections. Liam’s own ability to bring together the physicality, intelligence and expansiveness of stage acting with the candour, potency and directness of poetry has made him a beloved local performer, and a spoken word poet of uncommon national distinction.
Marina Reid Hale can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up (save for a week in grade two when she wanted to be a dolphin). She has represented Edmonton in two national poetry competitions; created a one-woman spoken word poetry show, Monster Girl, for NextFest 2015; was a part of the initial #yegwords coffee sleeve project; and is the creator of the Giant Fridge Magnet Poetry art installation. In 2017, Marina released her first poetry chapbook, These Are Not Love Poems (Glass Buffalo). Officially a writer now, she is still trying to work on the growing up part.