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Our DIY poetry stations are a huge part of The People’s Poetry Festival. This year, we’ve brining back some of your favorites and introducing a few newcomers to the mix! Take a peek at the fabulous interactive stations we have planned:

  • Poetry Chain Letter — we’re sending poetry old-school, through the mail. You choose it, write it, or take it, and send it off to a friend (or stranger) with instructions to keep the chain alive!
    Takes place in the Market Collective gallery space
  • Poetry MadLibbs — exactly what it sounds like, but with poetry.
    Takes place at DIY Poetry Central in front of Joints/The Plaza/Pages Books
  • Endless Typewriter — one of our most popular stations last year, we’ll have our vintage typewriters on site so that you can type away to your heart’s content, adding to our ever-growing poem, or starting your own.
    Takes place at DIY Poetry Central in front of Joints/The Plaza/Pages Books
  • Shakespeare Shakeup — we’ve super excited to bring a little Shakespeare to the PPF this year. Grab a poem — or write a new one yourself! — and pull random lines from Shakespeare to add throughout.
    Takes place at DIY Poetry Central in front of Joints/The Plaza/Pages Books
  • Haiku Tree — our beautiful haiku tree is back and ready for you to add leaves of micro poems all weekend long.
    Takes place at DIY Poetry Central in front of Joints/The Plaza/Pages Books
  • Hold’em Poetry — we’ve got a deck of playing cards, each bearing a word or phrase. Draw cards randomly to build your poem.
    Takes place at DIY Poetry Central in front of Joints/The Plaza/Pages Books
  • Made with Mags – Join Alberta Magazine Publishers Association at their Made with Mags DIY poetry station. You’ll find them buried beneath a mountain of whimsical words cut from Alberta’s magazines. Compose your poem—inspired by magazines and made from magazines—and their favourites will be featured on the AMPA website and Pinterest (pinterest.com/albertamagazine).
    Takes place at DIY Poetry Central in front of Joints/The Plaza/Pages Books
  • Poetry Web – take one giant piece of plexiglass, add a poem, mix with your own ideas branching off at random and you’ve got a collaborative poetry web!
    Takes place at Resolution Art Gallery
  • Poetry Bombing – it’s like yarn bombing, but with poetry! Grab a poem—or write one of your own—and hang it up in your favourite coffee shop, stick it in a library book or give it to a friend so share poetry spontaneously.
    Takes place at DIY Poetry Central in front of Joints/The Plaza/Pages Books

DIY poetry stations are free for everyone on the streets of downtown Kensington 11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, 2012.

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