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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

To visit all past blog posts, visit -D Writing Blog.

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Write a Spoken Word Poem II

Write a Spoken Word Poem. Prepare Yourself to Perform for a live audience with confidence and flare. Someday is not a day of the week! Write right now!
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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.

News

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Calgary Herald Review: New play paints famous artist in loving light

Calgary Herald Preview: Lifelong obsession leads to A Love Letter to Emily C
A Love Letter to Emily C is a gentle, endearing homage to Emily Carr, the Canadian painter, and writer whose work was inspired by the Indigenous people.

Avenue Magazine Preview of A Love Letter to Emily C

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Spoken word, dance, art and a mischievous monkey collide in the new show about Emily Carr. A Love Letter to Emily C runs May 4 to 11.

Best of Calgary’s 2019 Best Author/Poet

Best Author/Poet: Sheri-D Wilson | Best of Calgary
After 3 months of nominations and fan voting, Sheri-D Wilson was recently selected as Best of Calgary's 2019 Best Author/Poet!

Calgary Herald Preview of A Love Letter to Emily C

Calgary Herald Preview: Lifelong obsession leads to A Love Letter to Emily C
On May 5 at 2 p.m., Wedlidi will join Wilson and facilitator Patti Pon, president and CEO of Calgary Arts Development, in The Big Secret Theatre for a talk.

Special of ‘A Love Letter to Emily C’ on Global Calgary 

Logo of Global Calgary - A Love Letter to Emily C
Catch Global Calgary TONIGHT after 6:00pm for a special on the play 'A Love Letter to Emily C' by Sheri-D Wilson!

the YYScene: Top picks for getting out May 2 – 8

the YYScene - Calgary's Go-To Guide to Getting Out | Sheri-D Wilson
the YYScene Saturday: Handsome Alice Theatre presents A Love Letter to Emily C by Calgary’s poet laureate Sheri-D Wilson in the evening.

Canada.com Preview of “A Love Letter to Emily C”

O Canada - Preview of A Love Letter to Emily C
A Love Letter to Emily C receives its premiere courtesy of Calgary’s Handsome Alice Theatre at the Arts Commons Big Secret Theatre May 4-11.

New DRAGON ROUGE single: “the colour of ruby”

Sheri-D Wilson - Dragon Rouge Single - 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.

Beatroute Preview of “A Love Letter to Emily C”

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.

Handsome Alice Theatre presents “A Love Letter to Emily C” by Sheri-D Wilson

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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.

New Year’s Eve in Downtown Calgary

Ring in the New Year with Sheri-D Wilson
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!

Handsome Alice Theatre: “A Love Letter to Emily C”

A Love Letter to Emily C | Sheri-D Wilson
Between May 3-11, 2019, Handsome Alice Theatre presents, A Love Letter to Emily C, by Sheri-D Wilson, at Big Secret Theatre.