Sheri-D Wilson

Award-winning author

Sheri-D Wilson is the award-winning author of 13 books4 short films, and 4 albums that combine music & poetry. Known for her electric performance-style, Sheri-D has performed and taught workshops at festivals around the world.In 2019 Sheri-D was appointed to The Order of Canada, for her contributions as a Spoken Word Poet and her leadership in the community.

In 2017, she received her Doctor of Letters – Honoris Causa from Kwantlen University. Other Honors:  2018-2020 Calgary Poet Laureate Emeritus *In her poems, Wilson explores personal story, beauty & love, social justice, lost languages, bullying, and violence against women & the earth. Wilson brings a quirky sense of humor and an uplifting presence to all of her work. A strong advocate for social change & community building in 2003 she founded The Calgary Spoken Word Society and remains the Artistic Director today. For 11 years the society produced a very large Spoken Word Festival and sidekick School Program. In 2005 Sheri-D founded The Spoken Word Program at The Banff Centre and was Director/Faculty until 2012.

Sheri-D lives in Calgary & Vancouver, where she’s as busy as the emblem of Canada – editing a 350-page epic poem to be published in 2023 by Write Bloody North. She’s a Marriage Celebrant & Ceremonialist and is often sighted with her dog Willow.

photo credit: Kimberley French