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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 19:00

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 21:00


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April is National Poetry Month and the 2017 Calgary Spoken Word Festival will be April 22 – 25 with three days of workshops, performance and celebration of poetry and music. The stellar lineup includes: Spoken Word Super Stars: Sheri-D Wilson, Mighty Mike McGee, Mary Pinkoski, Andre Prefontaine, Cobra Collins & Shaf And Phenom Poet/Writers: Lorna Crozier, Aritha van Herk, Afua Cooper, Micheline Maylor & Julie Trimingham Plus: The Orbiting Ouroboros (Barry Reynolds, Liam McDonald, Dave Bauer, Mark Williams & Kenna Burima) & The Sadlier-Brown Band! Artistic Director Sheri-D Wilson says, “This festival is for everyone! It is poetry by the people for the people! The festival is run by volunteers with the intension to spread the word of inclusion & love— And this year we bring you the best of Poetry & Spoken Word with more music than ever!” Tickets are available at

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