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    Calgary Poet Laureate Kris Demeanor at the Library!

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    Photo: Adina Currie Calling all artists, poets, writers!

    We are thrilled that our new poet laureate, Kris Demeanor, will be performing this Friday at the Central Library at the ArtsVote Calgary Election Forum.

    Will Kris be reading a poem? Peforming with a guitar? You'll have to join us on Friday, March 30 at 12:00 p.m. to find out!

    Anyone interested in the arts will want to come out to this forum to get a better understanding of the various candidates views on arts issues (which includes issues directly affecting writer-types!) and funding. Come join us to listen, ask questions, and enjoy a performance by Kris Demeanor.

    From the ArtsVote website:

    ArtsVote Calgary and the Calgary Public Library present a Provincial Election Forum, hosted by Russell Bowers of CBC’s Daybreak Alberta. The forum will take place at 12:00 pm on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the central branch of the Calgary Public Library (616 Macleod Tr SE).

    Confirmed participants:

    Alberta Party – Kevin Woron
    EverGreen Party – William Hamilton
    Liberal Party – David Swann
    Progressive Conservative Party – Sandra Jansen

    [**Nook update: 7 political parties will now be present:

    Progressive Conservative Party – Sandra Jansen
    Social Credit Party – Len Skowronski
    Wildrose Party – Mike Blanchard ]

    Performance by Calgary’s Poet Laureate, Kris Demeanor

    During the celebration of Calgary as a Cultural Capital of Canada, and heading into a provincial election, there’s no better time than now to engage candidates for the Alberta Legislature in an arts forum. While there is a vibrant and thriving arts community in Alberta, there are issues affecting this creative sector that threaten the viability of many arts organizations and the livelihood of individual artists.

    Building on the public support of ArtsVote Calgary activities during the 2010 Calgary municipal election, ArtsVote Calgary is once again hosting an all-party forum. This opportunity for the arts community and the candidates to come together and engage in conversation will bring forward significant arts related issues. The arts community has been asked to submit the questions to be put to the candidates. This will make for a relevant and topical discussion. Leaders of each of the provincial parties or their designates will be in attendance for the debate.

    We are honoured to have radio personality Russell Bowers, host of CBC’s Daybreak Alberta, as the forum’s moderator.

    ArtsVote Calgary is pleased to be partnering with the Calgary Public Library for this event. This new relationship demonstrates the strength of community collaboration.

    Source: Artsvote website

    Come join us from 12:00 to 1:00 on Friday, March 30 to have your voice heard!

    ArtsVote Calgary Election Forum at the Central Library.



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