Zach Polis was first obsessed with animals and then found himself pulled into the worlds of poetry and filmmaking. Now, as St. Albert's Poet Laureate, he is an ambassador of culture and looks to promote other artists in the province. In this conversation we also talk about being a zookeeper, performing Shakespeare soliloquies, and Paddington Bear.
Zach's website: https://www.zachpolis.com
Zach's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zachpolis/
Zach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacharyPolis
Eventbrite link for the event on Thursday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/light-plucked-from-the-universe-opening-reception-tickets-62059294019
Creative Block is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. You can find more information and listen to all the great shows by going here: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com
Our sponsors this week are:
1. ATB's Branch for Arts and Culture - https://www.atb.com/business/experts/arts-and-culture-branch/ - Connecting and strengthening Alberta’s creative community.
2. The Alberta Blue Cross Wellness Summit - https://www.thewellnesssummit.ca - a day to explore fresh perspectives and practices around wellness. This year the focus is on what it takes to create healthy workplace cultures where everyone thrives.
Media Lab YYC is a public production studio located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts.
What is Creative Block – conversations with artists and creative entrepreneurs from Media Lab YYC?
Kyle Marshall interviews artists and creative entrepreneurs about where they were, where they are, and where they hope to be. Most discussions take place at Media Lab YYC, a studio space in Calgary, where they believe that a creator's value shouldn't be based on their follower count.