Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free April 22, 2017 - April 25, 2017 Calgary Spoken Word Festival Celebrate National Poetry Month with four days of poetry and music Amy Jo Espetveidt Price $15 - $50 Buy Tickets Love the art of the word? Then you need to check out the Calgary Spoken Word Festival. Hosted by the Calgary Spoken Word Society, this year’s lineup features four days of workshops and performances in celebration of poetry and music. Performers include spoken word superstars Sheri-D Wilson, Mighty Mike McGee, Mary Pinkoski, Andre Prefontaine, Cobra Collins, and Shaf as well as poets and writers Lorna Crozier, Aritha van Herk, Afua Cooper, Micheline Maylor, and Julie Trimingham. There’s even a special edition of the monthly Ink Spot Slam & Open Mic on April 25. “This festival is for everyone! It is poetry by the people for the people,” says Artistic Director Sheri-D Wilson, in a statement. “The festival is run by volunteers with the intention to spread the word of inclusion and love—and this year we bring you the best of poetry and spoken word with more music than ever.” The Calgary Spoken Word Festival runs April 22 to 25, 2017. Head to calgaryspokenwordfestival.com for full festival details.