Envoi Poetry Festival

The Envoi Poetry Festival (EPF), May 29 – June 5, 2015 at the Forks in Winnipeg, celebrates Canadian poetry; bringing Indigenous, Francophone, and western Canadian poets and spoken word artists to national attention.

OUR PURPOSE

The EPF promotes poets and spoken word artists to the general public including children, featuring voices often not heard in our communities, opening the door to dialogue, friendship and inclusion.

WHO WE ARE

Poetry Festival Staff
Victor Enns: Program Director
Stephanie George: Communications & Logistics Director

Poetry Festival Producers
The Envoi Poetry Festival is being produced by the Envoi Literary Foundation and Envoi Publishing & Productions.


2015 Envoi Poetry Festival Program

(subject to change)

Purchase Event Passes for $50

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Envoi Poetry Festival Launch | Free Admission

WednesdayMay 273:00 pmLe Musée de Saint-Boniface MuseumEnvoi Poetry Festival Media LaunchManitoba Poetry Week Proclamation and Official Welcome
WednesdayMay 274:00 pmLe Musée de Saint-Boniface MuseumReading from Louis: The Heretic PoemsGregory Scofield Host: Warren Cariou

Ticket One – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM $10.00
FridayMay 2910:00 amRichardson Hall (MTYP)Envoi Writing and Publishing Trade FairEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop
FridayMay 2910:00 amMTYP MainstagePanel: Indigenous Poetry in Western CanadaWarren Cariou & Randy Lundy Moderator: Dennis Cooley
FridayMay 2911:15 amMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationWarren Cariou & Emma LaRocque Host: Dennis Cooley
FridayMay 2912:30 pmRichardson Hall (MTYP)Lunch BreakEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop
FridayMay 291:30 pmMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationMarie (Annharte) Baker & Duncan Mercredi Host: Victor Enns
FridayMay 293:00 pmMTYP MainstageSurprise guests: “I’m not from Manitoba, but….”Pierrette Requier (French/bilingual reading) Introduction: Lise Gaboury-Diallo
FridayMay 294:30 pm – 5:30 pmMTYP MainstageFrench Presentation (with some translations projected)Lise Gaboury-Diallo & Charles Leblanc Introduction: Pierrette Requier
FridayMay 296:00 pmRichardson Hall (MTYP)Manitoba Book LaunchEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop

Ticket Two | 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM $15.00
FridayMay 296:00 pmRichardson Hall (MTYP)Manitoba Book LaunchEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop
FridayMay 297:00 pmMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationRosanna Deerchild, Katherena Vermette & Janet Rogers (guest) Host: David McLeod
FridayMay 298:30 pmMTYP MainstageMusical PerformanceisKwé muzik

Ticket Three | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM $10.00
SaturdayMay 3010:00 amRichardson Hall (MTYP)Envoi Writing and Publishing Trade FairEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop
SaturdayMay 3010:00 amMTYP MainstagePanel: Poetry As ResistanceEmma LaRocque & Janet Rogers Moderator: Joan Crate
SaturdayMay 3011:15 amMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationRita Bouvier & Randy Lundy, Host: Joan Crate
SaturdayMay 3012:30 pmRichardson Hall (MTYP)BreakEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop
SaturdayMay 301:30 pmMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationTed Dyck & Lynda Monahan, Host: Joan Crate
SaturdayMay 303:00 pmMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationDave Margoshes & dee Hobsbawn-Smith Host: Victor Enns
SaturdayMay 304:30 pm – 5:30 pmMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationBrenda Niskala & Anna Yin, Host: Victor Enns
SaturdayMay 306:00 pmRichardson Hall (MTYP)Reading/PresentationEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop

Ticket Four | 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM $15.00
SaturdayMay 306:00 pmRichardson Hall (MTYP)Saskatchewan Book LaunchRichardson Hall
SaturdayMay 307:00 pmMTYP MainstageSpoken Word Live, Set OneShayna Stock, Daniel Zomparelli Host: Robert Malo
SaturdayMay 308:30 pmMTYP MainstageSpoken Word Live, Set OneErin Dingle, Jillian Christmas, Host: Robert Malo

Ticket Five | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM $10.00
SundayMay 3110:00 amRichardson Hall (MTYP)Envoi Writing and Publishing Trade FairEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop
SundayMay 3110:00 amMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationNathan Dueck & Nikki Reimer Host: Jonathan Ball
SundayMay 3111:00 amMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationJoan Crate & Marilyn Dumont Host: Ted Dyck
SundayMay 3112:15 pmRichardson Hall (MTYP)Alberta/British Columbia Book LaunchEnvoi Pop-Up Book Shop
SundayMay 311:30 pmMTYP MainstageReading/PresentationSusan Andrews Grace & Susan Musgrave Host: Robert Enright
SundayMay 312:45 pmMTYP MainstagePresentation (with video)Janet Rogers Introduction: Robert Enright
SundayMay 314:00 pm – 5:00 pmMTYP MainstagePresentation (with video)DC Reid Introduction: Robert Enright

Ticket Six | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM $15.00
SundayMay 317:00 pm (doors open)West End Cultural Centre (WECC)Words, New Music, & New Music Theatre: Violinmaker’s Lament, book by John Weier, Music by Randolph PetersSusan Musgrave reads, Sarah Kirsch sings EMERADO performs, Host: Patrick Carrabré
SundayMay 319:00 pmWest End Cultural Centre (WECC)Words, Music Improvisation, & the BluesPatrick Friesen & Marilyn Lerner, Leann Zacharias Debra Lynn Band, Host: Patrick Carrabré

Ticket Seven | Free Admission
MondayJune 17:00 pmMcNally Robinson“An Evening of Poetry”Lauren Carter, Ariel Gordon & Tracy Hamon

Ticket Eight | $10.00
MondayJune 18:30 pm– 11:30 pmYellow Dog TavernMissing Mennonite CabaretDi Brandt, nathan dueck, Ted Dyck, Joanne Epp, Patrick Friesen, Nikki Reimer & Angeline Schellenberg

Manitoba Poetry Week Event | Free Admission
TuesdayJune 27:30 pmSam’s PlaceReading/PresentationDi Brandt, Joanne Epp & Angeline Schellenberg Host: Luann Hiebert

Ticket Nine | $10.00
WednesdayJune 37:00 pmCinematheque (Artspace Building)Geography of Words: Film PoetryCurator: Cecelia Araneda

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WednesdayJune 37:30 pmThe Park TheatreWinnipeg Poetry SlamFeaturing two time Underground Indies Champion and current National Team Captain, Andre Prefontaine

Ticket Ten | Free Admission
ThursdayJune 47:00 pmMcNally RobinsonBrick Books LaunchMéira Cook with Naomi Guttman & Carolyn Marie Souaid

Manitoba Poetry Week Event | Free Admission
FridayJune 512:00 pmMillennium LibraryWorld Environment Day ReadingKate Bitney & readings from Garth Martens’ Prologue for the Age of Consequence
FridayJune 57:00 pmWinnipeg Free Press CaféWorld Environment Day ReadingKate Bitney & readings from Garth Martens’ Prologue for the Age of Consequence

Download PDF: Envoi Poetry Festival Program