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Sheri-D Wilson Spoken-Word Artist Performance
Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus - Building 356 Room 109
Nanaimo, BC
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Sheri-D Wilson Spoken-Word Artist Performance
Sheri-D Wilson

Sheri-D Wilson is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums which combine music and poetry. She is known for her electric performance-style, making her a favorite of festivals around the world. Shas read, performed & taught in festivals across Canada, USA, UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Mexico, and South Africa.

In her poems, Wilson uses personal narrative to address themes of personal story, social justice, lost languages, bullying, violence against women and the earth.

In April 2017, she will launch a new collection of poetry entitled, The Book of Sensations (U of C Press), and a full-length CD with poetry and music called Dragon Rouge.

Her tenth collection of poetry, Open Letter: Woman against Violence against Women; was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award & CanLit. Her collection, Re:Zoom (2005), won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. She was editor of the celebrated, The Spoken Word Workbook: inspiration from poets who teach.

Recipient of: 2015 City of Calgary Award * 2015 Writer-In-Residence (Kwantlen University) * 2013 CBC Top 10 Poets in Canada * 2009 Ted Talk * 2006 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry * 2005 SpoCan Poet of Honour * People's Choice * 2006 Woman of Vision * 5 Rosies * 2003 USA Heavyweight Title * 5 Jessie Nominations * Ace Award.

Her work has received national and international acclaim with such honours as a 2013 feature interview with Canadian icon Shelagh Rogers, a 2012 article in Chatelaine Magazine, a 2012 TED Talk, and the subject of a half-hour documentary called Heart of a Poet. In 2009 she was named one of the top ten poets in Canada by CBC. www.sheridwilson.com

A strong advocate for social change:
Director
School of Thought: Languages Lost & Found (2016)

Founder/ Director:
Calgary Spoken Word Festival (2003-2014)
Spoken Word Program | The Banff Centre (2005-2012)

Location

Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus - Building 356 Room 109 (View)
Building 300 - 4th Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5
Canada

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Arts > Performance

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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