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April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$20 - $30

Our popular event Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths is back! Just like poetry, there is a sea of wine styles and varietals to choose from, and just like women, the anthocyanins in wine have great heart-health benefits.

It’s Friday night and we invite you to enjoy distilled words, quality grapes, and the company of women who make a habit of pushing boundaries! This year’s event will be hosted by Gurvinder Bhatia and S.G. Wong.

The price of admission includes a sample of four wines to match our distinct female poets. Thank you to our friends at Vino Mania for sponsoring our wine samples tonight.

  • Medgine Mathurin: A Haitian-born poet, psalmist, and spoken word artist, Medgine is the current artist-in-residence at the McLuhan House with the Black Girl Magic artist collective
  • Alice Major: The first Poet Laureate of Edmonton, Alice received a 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguised Artist Award and her most recent book is Welcome to the Anthropocene.
  • Kai Cheng Thom: Winner of the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTWriters, she is the author of Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars and a place called No Homeland.
  • Penn Kemp: The first Poet Laureate of London, Ont., Penn received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for her service to arts and culture.

Includes poetry, four wine samples, and hors d’oeuvres.


April 27, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$20 - $30


Edmonton Poetry Festival


The Matrix Hotel
10640-100 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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