Host a Poet

Poets may be wise or Otherwise, but rarely wealthy. The Envoi Literary Foundation (ELF) is producing a rare, one-time only poetry festival May 29 – June 5, 2015 at the Forks. Readings, book launches, multi-media, collaborative, and interdisciplinary work featuring music, dance, film and video will highlight Manitoba Poetry Week.

Winnipeg will be full of writers as the LCP and The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) meet together for the first time. Called the Envoi Poetry Festival (PPF), celebrating Indigenous, Francophone, and western Canadian poets and spoken word artists, we need your help. HOST A POET OFFERS several unique ways individuals, businesses, and downtown hotels can host a poet to enliven our community and add to the festivities.

Here’s how it works:

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Complete the online form or mail to

Envoi Poetry Festival
300-245 McDermott
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S6