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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.

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

We’re happy to welcome Jen as the 2012 Poet of Honour, as well as a number of other local favorites, including last year’s PPF Poet of Honour, Wakefield Brewster; 2012 Golden Beret winner, Kirk Miles; Weyman Chan, Dave Eso, Andre Prefontaine, Bob Stallworthy, Richard Harrison, Danielle Bitz and more!

For more information, check out our most recent press release.

2012 is going to be a great year, so join us in Kensington August 17-19 to help us celebrate Calgary’s diverse, active and ever-growing poetry scene!

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