Best Author/Poet: Sheri-D Wilson
Sheri-D Wilson is an award-winning spoken word poet who has performed in literary, film and folk music festivals across the world. She has been a central figure in the re-emergence of poetry in Canada with her own poetry and the organization of community events for people to come participate in and experience poetry.
She is dedicated to developing community and has founded excellent programs including the Spoken Word Festival, the Spoken Word Program at The Banff Centre and an in-the-schools program called Word Travels, as a venue to approach illiteracy through creativity.
2017, best author/poet, winner.