Yay. Yes. It's happening again. Calgary's favorite new festival. The PPF, returning to the streets of Kensington (and beyond) for its second run. Here's what's going to go down, in their words:
"Showcasing local poets and poetry organizations, as well as amateur and aspiring poets and spoken word artists, the PPF seeks to tear apart the notion that poetry is reserved for academic elites and enlightened beatniks.
Our free, three-day festival uses public and private space in the Kensington area to create an interactive and collaborative event that shares a love of poetry with everyone, young or old, tall or small. In bringing poetry directly to the people in a public format, we hope to build connections both between poets, artists and fans, but also within Calgary’s multifaceted communities."
The weekend will feature:Jen Kunlire
DO-IT-YOURSELF POETRY STATIONS
AN ART INSTALLATION OF POETIC GRAFFITI
...and a whole lot more. Things will kick off Friday, August 17, 6:30pm, at Pages Books on Kensington with a performance from this year's Poet of Honour - JEN KUNLIRE.