Q&A with poet Zaire Sealy


Zaire Sealy is a spoken word artist born and raised in Montreal Quebec, currently based out of Calgary, Alberta. His work with Uproot YYC involves creating a series of poems centered around his experience as an African American male. Using his love for music and literature he aims to challenge false narratives about African American masculinity, doing so in a unique and rhythmic fashion. Zaire’s most recent performances have been at WEday Alberta and with the 2017 Calgary Slam Team competing nationally in Peterborough Ontario.

Zaire will be holding a Q&A on November 21st at 7pm at CommunityWise. Drop by for a great chance to connect with one of Calgary’s most talented poets off-stage and behind the scenes. UpRoot YYC is a grassroots collective for and by Artists of Colour in the Calgary area. We are working to uproot systemic racism in the arts through community building, support, advocacy, and uplifting and amplifying the voices and work of Artists of Colour in the city. The Intersections residency is made possible through support from CommunityWise Resource Centre, Calgary Arts Development Authority and the City of Calgary.

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