Roots & Seeds: A Creative Writing Program at Sierra Club BC
In 2020, I designed and offered a brand-new arts-based environmental education program for youth across British Columbia. Youth developed oral and written storytelling skills while exploring how plants of all kinds connect a person to place.
Learners exchanged personal stories with an older adult (50+), connecting about their relationships to plants and places, including tree-climbing, forest foraging, gardening and how plants are connected to health and celebrations. They were guided to pull out their bright thinking to adapt ideas and stories into creative nonfiction, climate fiction, and poetry.
DAREarts Creative Writing
Creative writing workshops for youth facing barriers. The sessions explore a combination of fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry. The classes are designed to build confidence and to develop leadership skills through arts-based approaches.
The workshops run through various schools and community centres across Vancouver, and is made possible by DAREarts.