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The Gathering of Christian Poets

Poetry Gathering

Saturday: April 10, 2010
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada



Venue: The Gathering will be hosted at DaySpring Presbyterian Church in Edmonton. (Please note that the venue is subject to change, but we will inform all registrants in advance if there is a change.)

          Greater Edmonton with surrounding highways
          Inset map showing streets near our venue

What's Happening on April 10?

• The Gathering of Christian Poets
• The installation of a new Christian Poet Laureate
• The celebration of International Christian Poets Day
• The announcement of Utmost Poetry Contest winners
• Poetry workshop and fellowship

Please note that accommodations are not included in the registration fee. Workshops, readings, light refreshments with beverages, lunch and supper are included.

Registration fee: $75

Pre-registration is required as it allows us to prepare the correct amount of meals and workshop materials.

Gathering Registration Form Link
(If the link does not work or you have questions, please email Nathan: nnharms@telusplanet.net

Friday Afternoon and Evening:

We hope to meet with poets as they arrive from out of town. If you are arriving at the airport, please let us know in advance so we can meet your plane.


8:30AM             Coffee and devotional (beverages and
                           pastries provided)
                           Nathan Harms, Utmost founder and Executive Director

9:00AM             Welcome and Introductions

9:30AM             Session One:
                                Why Not Become Fire? with Evelyn Heffernan

11:30AM           Lunch (provided)

1:00PM             Session Two::
                                Why Not Become Fire? with Evelyn Heffernan

2:30PM             Break

3:30PM             Open readings and critique
                           Bring your own work. You can choose to simply read or to ask
                           for discussion and reaction to your work.

5:00PM             Break

5:30PM             Supper (provided)

7:00PM             Prize winners announced
                           Some of the winning poems will be read
                           Formal announcement of new Poet Laureate
                           Guest readers
                           Followed by informal fellowship

Utmost is the sponsor of the annual Gathering of Christian Poets.