You are invited to spend Saturday morning, May 23
with Sheri-D Wilson, spoken poet extraordinaire!
London is SO Lucky to have the chance to cavort with beloved Sheri-D.
Let her lead you into the wild poetics you have always hoped to explore!
May 23 ~ 10am- noon at Landon Library, 167 Wortley Rd. London N6C 3P6.
“Dance of Words ~ prepare for something new in the realm of Spoken Word. We will write, think, and play. We will enter an introspective space to contemplate and curve through writing exercises, and voice our ideas”
Sheri-D Wilson is an internationally known Spoken Word Artist who believes in social change through personal transformation. She is an acclaimed poet, artistic director, playwright, performer, film-maker, educator and producer, born and raised in Calgary. Since founding the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival in 2003, Sheri-D has worked at quantum velocities to present one of the most respected Spoken Word Festivals in Canada. She has several new collections of poetry, Spoken Word CDs), and award-winning VideoPoems produced for BravoFACT. The sweet taste of lightning: poems and poemologues is in London Library. Sheri-D’s most recent collection of poetry is Open Letter: Woman Against Violence Against Women. A long-time advocate of Small Presses with the desire to highlight the voice of the people, Sheri-D co-founded and organized the Vancouver Small Press Festival. In 2011 she edited, The Spoken Word Workbook: inspiration from poets who teach(CSWS/BCP), an educational tool for teaching and writing Spoken Word. CBC called her one of the Top 10 Poets in Canada. See http://www.sheridwilson.com.
What Lies Ahead: Spring Readings and Workshops in London ON!
Readings/workshops from several of Canada’s most rousing writers , will encourage you to step into creatively aging through their inspiration. Each reading is followed by a workshop to explore your own writing in whatever form it takes. Spring is the time for new beginnings: what springs to mind for you?
Curated and introduced by Penn Kemp, Writer in Residence, Creative Age Festival London
FREE. Register by phone 519 661.5122, on-line or in person at any Library branch.
The events are downstairs @Landon Library.
Sign up now to ensure your place! Bring lots of paper and a pen: you will be inspired!
May 23: Sheri-D Wilson*
May 30: Sandy Ross
June 6: Penn Kemp**
Your imagination, your creativity: what does the crystal ball hold for you?
May 30th ~ 10am- noon. Sandy Ross is a dynamic wordsmith and instructor. Among her other writing projects, she thoroughly enjoys facilitating monthly Storytelling Your Life workshops.
Workshop Description: Storytelling Your Life ~ Sandy uses her gift as a creative spark to inspire your story well told. She will work closely with workshop participants as they develop their personal writings and readings.
June 6 – 10:30- noon. Penn Kemp is an inspiring workshop presenter, poet, playwright, performer, activist and London’s inaugural poet laureate. www.mytown.ca/pennkemp.
Workshop Description:After reading from some plays, Penn will lead us in exploring and developing characters through sound and image. In allowing our Muses to speak through us we’ll be surprised at the unfolding process of new writing.
Sponsored by Creative Aging Festival and London Public Library.
Details are up on http://catalogue.londonpubliclibrary.ca/search~20/P?SEARCH=creative+age+2015&submit=Search&searchscope=20.