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The 2018 City of St. Albert Poet Laureate

Role of the Poet Laureate

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The Poet Laureate, ‘the people’s poet,’ is an honorary position with a term of two years. During that term, the Laureate will be recognized as a cultural and literary ambassador, act as a champion for poetry, language, and the arts, and represent the City as Laureate during readings at civic functions and public poetry events.

In addition to the distinction of being named St. Albert’s first Poet Laureate, they will also receive an annual honorarium of $1000.

The Poet Laureate committee welcomes nominations of all resident poets of St. Albert who are over the age of 16. Please review the Selection Criteria and general information below.

Selection Criteria

The Poet Laureate will be named at the St. Albert Public Library’s annual Teen Poetry Slam on Friday, April 20, 2018.

A shortlist of Nominees will perform at the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts on Thursday, March 15, 2018. 

Nominate an Individual

Do you know someone who could act as a champion for poetry, language, and the arts, and represent the City as its first Poet Laureate? If so, nominate them!

Nomination Form

The deadline to nominate an individual is Monday, February 12, 2018.


  • Can be a family member, mentor, co-worker, teacher, neighbour, or friend.

  • Individuals can self-nominate.

Nominee Information

If you have been nominated to become Poet’s Laureate, please view the Nominee Information for more details, including submission requirements and the Nominee Form.

Nominee Information


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