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Sheri-D WilsonD. Litt
Poet, Educator, Producer, Activist

Sheri-D Wilson has 11 collections of poetry; her most recent, The Book of Sensations. Her collection, Re:Zoom (2005, Frontenac House), won the 2006 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the CanLit Award.

She has 3 Spoken Word CDs, and 4 award-winning VideoPoems including: Airplane Paula (2001) and Spinsters Hanging in Trees (2002), both produced for BravoFACT.

Welcome Poets & Poet Friends,

I’d like to thank the City of Calgary for appointing me to serve as Poet Laureate for Calgary, 2018-2020. Thus far, it’s been a dream job and I’m enjoying the ride. If you are interested in getting me involved in something, please contact me and let’s talk.

My Modus Operandi:

  • To Explore, Discover & Express
  • To facilitate others to find & claim their own song & to sing it
  • The inclusion of all voices and ideas
  • To cut through spiritual materialism
  • To find an authentic voice
  • To delve deeper into spirit, and
  • To listen

Humanity + Love + Inclusion + Authenticity + Truth + Fierceness.

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Selected Awards

Poet Laureate of Calgary
Calgary Arts Development, 2018

Honorary Degree - Doctor of Letters
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2017

Calgary Arts Award
City of Calgary, 2015

People's Choice Award
FFWD Weekly Magazine, 2007 - 2012

Top Ten Poet in Canada
CBC Arts News, May 2009

Nominated for 4 Rosie Awards
Panty Portal, 2008

Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry
Alberta, 2006

Woman of Vision Award
Global TV, 2006

Heavyweight Title for Poetry USA
Bumbershoot, 2003

Blog

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Write a Spoken Word Poem I

My next three blog posts will focus on the process of making a Spoken Word Poem. From the idea to the page. From the page to the page. And from page to the stage.
Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily II | Sheri-D Wilson

Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily II

Ginsberg kept a pen and notebook in his breast pocket so he was ready when inspiration struck. Always carry your journal with you & practice writing daily.
Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily

Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily I

Keeping a Journal is an essential practice for aspiring writers - so you will be prepared when the muse strikes & later able to recall creative details.
Welcome to -D Writing Blog

Welcome to -D WRITING BLOG

Welcome to -D WRITING BLOG for spoken word poetry tips & teachings - stories, thoughts, & anecdotes. Sheri-D will share tales, in front & behind the scenes.

News

Sheri-D Wilson - Dragon Rouge Single - Colour of Ruby

New DRAGON ROUGE single: “the colour of ruby”

Sheri-D Wilson recently released the single "the colour of ruby" from the album Dragon Rouge, out on CD Baby. Listen to the track on YouTube or the website.
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Beatroute Preview of “A Love Letter to Emily C”

The play, called Love Letter To Emily C, is largely based on Carr’s endless stream of letters reflecting her epiphanies, good and bad... runs from May 4-11.
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Handsome Alice Theatre presents “A Love Letter to Emily C” by Sheri-D Wilson

Running May 4 - 11, 2019, at Big Secret Theatre, A Love Letter to Emily C, explores the life and times of Canadian icon and artist Emily Carr.
Ring in the New Year with Sheri-D Wilson

New Year’s Eve in Downtown Calgary

Come ring in the new year with Sheri-D! She will be reading at both the Central Library Dance Party and Olympic Plaza Skating Party on December 31!