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Event Archive - Planet Earth Poetry: Tim Bowling, Sheri-D Wilson

Fri. October 6th 2017 Hillside Coffee and Tea (All Ages)
7:30 doors at 7:00
Tim Bowling has published numerous poetry collections, including Low Water Slack; Dying Scarlet (winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry); Darkness and Silence (winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry); The Witness Ghost and The Memory Orchard (both nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award); and his Selected Poems (winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize). Bowling’s work in poetry and prose has been honoured with two Canadian Authors Association Awards; two Writers' Trust of Canada nominations; a Guggenheim Fellowship; five Alberta Book Awards; the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award; and a Roderick Haig-Brown Award nomination.

Sheri-D Wilson is an award-winning spoken word poet who has performed in literary, film and folk music festivals in Canada, USA, England, France, Mexico, Belgium, and South Africa. Sheri-D is the author of nine collections of poetry; her most recent is Open Letter: Woman Against Violence Against Women. Her collection, Re:Zoom (2005, Frontenac House), won the 2006 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the CanLit Award. She is the creator two albums that combine music and poetry (arranged by Russell Broom), and is creator of four award-winning VideoPoems, all produced for BravoFACT.

The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. The evening begins at 7:30 with an open mic, followed by featured readers. Between 7 and 7:15, put your name in the hat to read at open mic.

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Sheri-D Wilson (Spoken Word)

The Mama of Dada - Sheri-D Wilson (poet, playwright, performer, film-maker, essayist, teacher) has been called one of North America's most compelling action poets. Her unparalleled performance style is rich with erotic jazz, infused with a sharp feminist sensibility, and laced with a dangerous wit. Of the beat tradition, in 1989 Sheri-D studied at ... more info