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Tales of Triumph
Calgary’s First Black Poet Laureate and Storytellers Celebrate Black History Month with Tales of Triumph
On Wednesday February 22nd starting at 6:30 P.M. (MST), Storytelling Alberta will host a virtual story café in celebration of Black History Month. Wakefield Brewster, Calgary’s first ever Black Poet Laureate, and other Storytellers will present an evening of fascinating, thought-provoking poetry and stories about remarkable personalities and events in Black history and culture.
The event will be livestreamed on Youtube:
This is the fourth consecutive year that TD Bank Group has generously sponsored Storytelling Alberta’s Story Café honouring Black History Month. The theme of the evening is The Black Experience – Tales of Triumph.
Wakefield Brewster, Poet Laureate of Calgary, will present three of his poems on Black Unrest/Unity, Black Achievement, and Black Social Commentary on Money.
Major Austin Douglas, from Ottawa, recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal awarded by the Governor General of Canada, will recount his experiences as an officer in the military.
Evadne Anderson, from Montreal, university instructor, will tell the story of Mary Seacole, an intrepid Jamaican nurse, who travelled to the Crimea to care for wounded soldiers.
Maria Crooks, a Calgary storyteller, will recount the extraordinary story of Thurston and Lucie Blackburn who made a daring escape from slavery to Canada in the 19th century.
Donations are gratefully accepted at: https://storytellingalberta.com/donate
(An Income Tax receipt will be issued for amounts of $20.00 or more.)