October 6, 2022
Wordfest’s Imaginairium – Celebrating Calgary: Laureate-A-Rama
Starring Derek Beaulieu, Wakefield Brewster, Kris Demeanor, Micheline Maylor, Natalie Meisner & Sheri-D Wilson
At the DJD Dance Centre
We wouldn’t have it any other way: the Closing Night Showcase of Wordfest’s 27th annual fall festival is a celebration of YYC’s most vocal arts ambassadors, our Poet Laureates. Launched in 2012, and supported by the Calgary Foundation and the Calgary Public Library, the program has placed the literary laurel crown (or should that be the black beret?) on Kris Demeanor, derek beaulieu, Micheline Maylor, Sheri-D Wilson, Natalie Meisner, and, for the current two-year term, Wakefield Brewster. Join us for the first time that all six exceptional poets will perform on the same stage.
And who else could host this 90-minute showcase of Calgaricity than Naheed Nenshi? Let’s get loud. Let’s get proud. Let’s come alive! Includes post-show book signing.
This event is part of Wordfest’s Imaginairium festival, Sept. 29 – Oct. 6, 2022. Connect with 60+ of the world’s most generous writers, thinkers, activators and inspirers, gathered just for you in Calgary, Canada. For more info: wordfest.com
Parking at DJD
The DJD Dance Centre parkade offers FREE underground parking Monday to Friday after 5PM and on Saturdays and Sundays. The parkade is free to valid ticket holders and students. Please note a code is needed to enter the parkade. (you will receive a code for the parkade 24 hours before the performance you are attending or with your class purchase). You can access the DJD parkade off Centre Street (at the back of the Kahanoff Centre).
Please note: There is a 6 foot maximum height restriction for our underground parking.
Two large paid-public parking lots are located at the South and East sides of the building. Two-hour meter street parking is available on Center Street SE, between 12 and 13 Avenue SE. Two disabled parking spaces are available on the south side of the building.