Beatroute Preview of “A Love Letter to Emily C”

A Rose for Emily: Love letter play unveils Emily Carr’s inside world

Brad Simm of Beatroute recently published a preview of Sheri-D Wilson's play "A Love Letter to Emily C" titled: "A Rose for Emily: Love letter play unveils Emily Carr's inside world".

Most of us know that Emily Carr was a gifted Canadian painter from the West Coast. And that herIndigenous themes and landscapes drew the Group of Seven’s attention who, in turn, helped her become a national icon. 

What some of don’t know is that Carr, a loner who considered herself an outcast, was a devout animal-lover who bred sheepdogsowned numerous cats and dogs throughout her life along with her pet monkey, Woo, that she held precious.

Many of us know that Sheri-D Wilson is one of Calgary’s premier poets and spoken-word artists who’s revered nationally for her published works, performances and as an activist, educator and festival organizer. What many of us don’t know is Sheri-D is also an accomplished playwright who’s returning to that art form with a play about Emily Carr.  

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