I am a Brazilian-Canadian writer, editor, literary arts educator,
and creative placemaker dedicated to using the tools of creative writing
and storytelling as catalysts for social change and climate action.
Who do I teach?
From K-12 students to senior citizens, I enjoy equipping groups of all ages to develop personal voice, write with confidence, engage with literature, and share their stories, opinions, and ideas for public audiences---on stage, on the page, and in public spaces.
"Alyssa exudes warmth and excitement as an educator. Alongside the students she learns with and from, she generates a safe container for imagination to flow. She makes poetry more accessible, and for that reason, everyone leaves feeling a little bit more curious."
—Heather Prost, Head Facilitator & Regional Lead Western Canada at DAREarts
In Public Spaces
A creative placemaking project
highlighting a collection of stories from self-identifying older Punjabi women through public art (Vancouver, BC)
A Pencil's Lead
A printable zine featured at the Supercharged exhibit at Audain Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
A Poetic Landscape
A reflective and participatory poetry installation at Library Park (UBC) as part of BC Culture Days (Vancouver, BC)
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