Calgary Arts Round Up: May 13 – May 19
I spent the last week surrounded by a sea books. It was paradise. And now, this week, it’s all about getting ready to go camping for May Long. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have time to squeeze in some art. Here’s your Arts Round Up for this week, Calgary!
BOOKS & POETRY TEAM UP: I love books, books are awesome and so is reading. So I was enthused when I got a chance to help out at this year’s CBC Calgary Reads Book Sale. But it wasn’t just about selling books: there was a whole bunch of creation happening too. Peeps from the People’s Poetry Festival were on hand creating poetry bombs (top right) and more at their DYI poetry station. There was even a poetree (top left). Poetry was everywhere,including at volunteer appreciation night where some of Calgary’s best poets showed their stuff including Wakefield Brewster (middle left), Erin Dingle (middle) and Calgary’s own Poet Laureate Kris Demeanor, seen here with the Heebee-jeebees (middle left). It was a wonderful weekend celebrating words with people who love them as much as I do. All funds raised go to Calgary Reads and their awesome programs that help young struggling readers learn to read. Hope to see you at next year’s sale.
Photos by Amy Jo Espetveidt, Quadrophonic Image