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The People's Poetry Festival is hosting eight events this Saturday

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Chandler Walter Sep 07, 2017 7:49 am

Poetry enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend, as the People’s Poetry Festival will be putting on a day long festival this Saturday.

Whether constructing works of art out of words is your calling or if you just like to listen to the sounds of beautifully blended sentences, there is sure to be something for you to enjoy during the festival.

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Eight different events will take place between 10 am and 10 pm, including workshops, live music, poetry battles, readings, and more.

The celebration of spoken word has been around since The People’s Poetry Festival’s inception in 2011, and has since moved from its initial location from Calgary’s Kensington area to the East Village.

Here’s a list of all the poetic events to check out this Saturday, all of which are free—except for the Poetry Dive, which will be $20 a ticket.

Four Workshops at People’s Poetry Festival

Time: 10 am

Where: Loft 112—525 8th Avenue

DIY Poetry

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Along 5th Avenue and 8th Street

Hear the Poetry at Hear’s My Soul Cafe

Time: Noon to 5 pm

Where: Hear’s My Soul Cafe—#107-535 8th Avenue

Playful Poetry

Time: Noon to 5 pm

Where: East Village Junction—439 8th Avenue

Pop Up Poetry

Time: 1 to 3 pm

Where: Loft 112—525 8th Avenue

Poetry Battles in the Square

Time: 1 to 4 pm

Where: 5th Street Square in the East Village

Poetry Walk

Time: 3:30 to 5 pm

Where: Loft 112—525 8th Avenue

Poetry Dive

Time: 7 to 10 pm

Where: Lost 112—5258th Avenue

TIckets: $20, available at brownpapertickets.com


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Chandler Walter
Staff Writer with Daily Hive. Langara Journalism Graduate, subpar photographer, and extremely mediocre tweeter. He wishes he knew how to whistle (even just a little bit) or type with all ten fingers. And yes, like from 'Friends.' Email your story to [email protected]

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