Wild West Poetry Festival

Wild West Poetry Festival

October 14 to 22, 2017

The Wild West Poetry Festival explores Canada in celebration of Canada's 150th (plus) Birthday.

One such explorer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, wrote a poem that is really a love letter to Canada on June 18, 1914, in Jasper National Park. Here is an excerpt from On the Athabaska Trail:

The mighty voice of Canada will ever call to me. I shall hear the roar of rivers where the rapids foam and tear, I shall smell the virgin upland with its balsam-laden air, and shall dream that I am riding down the winding woody vale, With the packer and the packhorse on the Athabaska Trail.

The mighty primal voice of Canada has called 20 poets/musicians 103 years later to rediscover its wilderness heart. Canada beckons with its beauteous mysteries, untamed horizons, mountain peak curiosities, and its willingness to give writers of adventure unforgettable stories.

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