Category Archives: Workshop news

Thank you 2016/2017

Students, thanks for sharing your lives with me through poetry! I’ve been planning this year’s school poetry workshops. On a recent phone call with a teacher I’ve worked with for few years, she shared some positive feedback that I had … Continue reading

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Celebration of Diversity and Unity Against Bullying

Being in a school on ‪#‎DayofPink‬ is always stimulating. For me, it’s a year round conversation. We need to stay united against homophobic, transphobic and all kinds of bullying. I loved seeing the sea of pink clothes today at St. … Continue reading

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Summer Camp for Creative Types

Art making requires support, time and attention. It can be lonely work. Makers spend time solo, problem solving ways to keep their practice alive. This can be hard. The solution is in community and play – which are at the … Continue reading

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A week at McMurrich

I recently taught a week of poetry workshops for Grade 5 and 6 students at McMurrich Jr PS. You can see into our workshop process through these pictures tweeted by the teachers. Thanks @zeliaMCT and @kamla_sharbear. It was a pleasure and an … Continue reading

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A Week at BDHS

Last week I taught at Bradford District High School, the same high school I went to as a teenager. Family, teachers and perfect strangers were quite intrigued and curious about what this experience was like for me. It seems most … Continue reading

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Happy first day of school!

I know many students and teachers who are starting back at school today. I wish you a good start back.  It’s always a big change from the summer time and so it’s not usually an easy adjustment, from both sides. Once … Continue reading

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At Chinguacousy Secondary School

With the support of the Poets in the Schools program via League of Canadian Poets and the organizing power of Darlene Fournier and Ruchi Patel, I had the pleasure of leading 4 spoken word workshops for nearly 80 students today. … Continue reading

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