2021 Moving Mountains Wakefield Brewster

Since January 1999, Wakefield Brewster has been known as one of Canada’s most popular and prolific Performance Poets.

He is a BlackMan born and raised in Toronto, by parents hailing from the island of Beautiful Barbados and has resided in Calgary since 2006. He has spoken across Canada, several States, and makes countless appearances on a regular basis in a variety of ways, for a myriad of reasons throughout each and every single year.


  • T-Dot Griots, Trafford on Demand Publishing, 2004

  • The Great Black North, Frontenac House, 2013

  • The Calgary Project, 2006

  • The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology, Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2019


  • Wakefield Brewster, da lyrical pitbull, Kill Whitey Records, 2007

  • east2west, Spanish Fly Music, 2008

In a point-and-shoot fashion, he is also currently wearing these hats:

  • Spoken Word Artist

  • 3-Time Calgary Poetry Slam Champion & Team Captain; 2006, 2008, 2009

  • Calgary Poet Laureate Shortlist/Finalist 2012, 2020

  • Reading Series Founder of Poésie à la Pâtisserie & Pitbull Poetry Reading Series

  • Resident Poet & Spoken Word Artist of The Grand Theatre

  • Poetry Coach/Mentor

  • Poet-In-Residence

  • Classical Pianist

  • Percussionist

  • Registered Massage Therapist

  • 1st Dan, Black Belt, World Tae Kwon Do Federation

  • Advocate for The Humanities, Addictions & Recovery, Healing Arts, and Mental Wellness

Most recently, he has been appointed the very first Resident Poet & Spoken Word Artist of The Grand Theatre House in Calgary, Alberta.

He finds that underneath these many, many hats and the many, many hoodies he wears, resides a wonderful life. He would like to Thank You all sincerely for being a part of it.

Wakefield’s close affiliation and fierce advocation for Recovery Through The Arts are because of his own very present Wellness Journey with Alcoholism, Addictions and Mental Illnesses.

Find Wakefield:

on Facebook

in Avenue Magazine


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