Adrienne Adams is a poet, artist and curator dedicated to creating safer inter-sectional space to honour the feminine. She curates Woolf’s Voices (aka Virginia), joking that it’s an excuse to howl in public. She has performed her work extensively and co-curated The Storytellers for TheIndieYYC. She is published or forthcoming in Antilang, FreeFall, YYC POP: Portraits of People, Politics/letters live, Polyglot, Wax Poetry and Art, Rose Quartz, NōD, New Forum Magazine, Artizein Arts and Teaching Journal, , The Last Petal (by Suburban Springtime/Sword and Kettle Press), Mothering Anthology (Inanna Publications 2022) and others.

She has featured at South Country Fair, The New Beat, The Storytellers (IndieYYC), Expressions Poetry, FlyWheel, University of Calgary Spoken Word, YYCSPEAK Reading Series, The People’s Poetry and Ignite Festivals and co-curated for Single Onion and the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival. She Co-Curated The Storytellers for The Indie YYC for their 2019/20 season.

Her artwork has been shown at The New Gallery, Untitled Art Society, Oolong Teahouse, Mount Royal University Library and is in the permanent collection at The Alberta Children’s Hospital. This fall she had artwork in the Boxed Gallery Show at Loft 112 and currently has a piece there in Big Wig.

Ms. Adams has worked as an artist in residence and art teacher in the community for over 20 years working with ages 0-96 teaching drawing, painting, art and movement, sculpture, community murals, poetry amongst other projects.


@adamsel.adams @woolfsvoices