Words from/for every age


It will be an evening of intergenerational stories and poems – words to pull you in. and keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss this special FEST event on Saturday, June 7.


Young writers from Glass Buffalo, a group of emerging writers at the University of Alberta, will cross paths with older writers like that “wise old girl,” Joyce Harries. Joyce’s stories and poems of farm life have been collected in three books: Girdles and other Harnesses I Have Known, Twice in a Blue Moon and A Wise Old Girl’s Own Almanac.


Shirley A. Serviss, currently the city of Edmonton’s Writer in Residence, will bring her story-poems known as haibun. Melle Huizinga will bring his stories of coming here from Holland after World War II.


Lois Gangl and Dawn Blue are both seasoned storytellers – Lois has been a regular at the Blue Chair story slam, and Dawn is a member of T.A.L.E.S. , The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling.  The younger generation will be represented by performers like poet-musician Heather Macklem and drama grad Savannah Essington


(It’s intergenerational all the way. Savannah says her grandma is her biggest fan.)


So join Savannah and her grandma for laughter and surprises at the Timms Theatre’s Second Playing Space at 7 p.m. on June 7. 

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