WordFest will be attending Market Collective July 19-21 where staff will be on-site to capture and share accounts of the floods in Alberta as part of an interactive art installation. Stop by and share your flood experiences by writing or drawing on the WaterBurst mural, by answering a writing prompt, or by telling your story on camera.
A collection of poetry by Jenny Eggermont will also be on display. Eggermont, a former CBC-er and poet, drew inspiration from the words of thousands of #yycflood Tweets that emerged following the disaster. Through the identification of common words, messages and themes, Eggermont created a collection of poems that captures the devotion, contribution and strength of the Calgary community throughout the crisis and moving forward.
Market Collective is celebrating its fifth anniversary this weekend with over 100 unique arts and culture vendors set to appear at the event taking place at the Mewata Armoury on 11th Street SE. Market Collective exists to promote local arts and culture and to engage and empower our community toward positive growth. What started off as a small market has grown into a large and exciting community event. The market is open to the public on Friday from 4pm-9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Admission is $5.
For more information on Market Collective, visit their website at: http://www.marketcollective.ca/