I facilitate workshops for youth and adults. From Grade 4 students hearing spoken word for the first time to seasoned competitive poets, I work with a range of participants with unique needs.

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I’ve led workshops at schools like:

  • Bradford District High School
  • Oakwood Collegiate Institute
  • Acton Secondary School
  • Brock Junior Public School
  • Winona Senior Public School
  • McMurrich Junior Public School
  • Marymount Academy
  • Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
  • Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
  • Bishop Morocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School
  • James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic Secondary School
  • The Abelard School
  • North Toronto Collegiate Institute
  • Markville Secondary School
  • John English Junior Middle School
  • Huttonville Public School
  • Silverthorn Collegiate
  • Greenwood School
  • Lindsay Collegiate VI
  • Eastern Commerce CI
  • St. Benedict’s Catholic SS
  • Holy Trinity School
  • Holy Angels Public School
  • RH King
  • Lakefield College School

And with organizations like:

  • Regent Park Community Health Centre
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre
  • Waterloo County High School English Awards
  • Cooperative Young Leaders

With the support of the:

  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • League of Canadian Poets
  • Trillium Foundation


Lara Bozabalian, English Teacher, Markville Secondary School:

“Tanya has a high level of empathy and intelligence around the needs of young writers.”

Hugh Barclay, Publisher, Thee Hellbox Press:

“Tanya is a poet but moreover a teacher of life skills.”

Dave Silverberg, Artistic Director, Toronto Poetry Slam:

“Tanya emits positivity with every stanza.”



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