Are you a poet, aspiring poet, poetry lover or interested newcomer? Are you a graphic artist, painter, photographer or other visual artist? Do you have a love of poetry and are looking for your next rewarding volunteer opportunity? Then we want you! The People’s Poetry Festival welcomes all aspiring and professional, unpublished and published poets and artists to take part in our annual three-day celebration of street poetry in Calgary.
We encourage novice and unpublished artists to participate with the goal of breaking apart the perception that poetry is a literary art form reserved for the academic elite. The purpose of The People’s Poetry Festival is largely to bridge the gap between local poets and the community and make poetry both engaging and accessible for all viewers. Although this is a Calgary-specific event, we encourage submissions from around the world and will be accepting and showcasing up to five (5) international artists during the festival.
If you’re a poet interested in submitting to the festival, please visit the Poetry Submissions page for more details.
If you’re a visual artist interested in working with us, please visit our Artist Participation page for more details.
If you’re interested in volunteering with the PPF — either before or during the festival. Or both! — please visit our Volunteer page for more details.