We’re so happy to announce that the 2012 People’s Poetry Festival Poet of Honour is none other than local favorite–and multiple SLAM Team member–Jen Kunlire! Jen brings a wealth of experience, expertise, enthusiasm and enlightenment to her role as a poet, which were among the reasons we were so pleased that she accepted our request to be our 2012 Poet of Honour. So headlining this year’s festival performance schedule as the 2012 PPF Poet of Honour is Calgary scene veteran and local favorite, Jen Kunlire. With her psalms to soulful vocals and social conscience, Kunlire promises to set the summer showcase afire.
You’ll be able to take in Jen’s performances throughout the weekend, August 17-19, at a number of events, including, but not limited to:
- 2012 People’s Poetry Festival kick-off event; Friday, August 17, 6:00pm at Pages Books on Kensington
- Closing out the the festival Sunday, August 19, 4:00pm at the outdoor open mic in front of The Plaza Theatre
A host of other artists join Jen this year in a series of free and by donation events and performances, including 2012 Golden Beret Winner, Kirk Miles; 2011 PPF Poet of Honour and Calgary Poet Laureate nominee, Wakefield Brewster; Weyman Chan, Dave Eso, Andre Prefontaine, Bob Stallworthy, Richard Harrison Sheri-D Wilson and many others.