Calgary Herald: New book spearheaded by Calgary’s Poet Laureate

Brookfield Residential is joining the City of Calgary and others to bolster a new project spearheaded by Calgary’s Poet Laureate, Sheri-D Wilson.

Andrea Cox of the Calgary Herald recently published a piece on Sheri-D Wilson's new project 'YYC POP: Portraits of People' and Brookfield Residential's support.

The project, entitled YYC POP: Portraits of People, will be a book length anthology, a collection of short vignettes, penned by Calgarians that will illustrate stories and portraits of local people, both living and historical, who have shaped the city of Calgary, in ways big and small.

“This is really all about unearthing great stories of creating community and I wanted to embrace the broader whole of Calgary, not just the inner-city and the writers and poets,” says Wilson.

Sophie Gowsell, advisor corporate communications at Brookfield Residential, a sponsor of Calgary’s poet laureate program and long-time supporter of the arts, explains that Brookfield stepped up to partner with the YYC POP project because of its belief that arts and culture play a larger role in creating the best places for people to call home.

“As a long-time community builder, we understand the importance of arts and culture in creating a vibrant city and have always ensured support of the Calgary arts scene,” says Gowsell.

To read the review, visit New book spearheaded by Calgary’s Poet Laureate will share stories of local Calgarians.

For more information and to register, visit YYC POP: Portraits of People.

The deadline for submissions is November 30.