While many students have the ability to create Pulitzer-worthy pieces, getting pen to paper can be somewhat of a challenge. Especially in youth, where inhibitions and insecurities are at an all-time high, putting ourselves out there creatively can be daunting. Using a series of prompts and games this workshop will take some of the pressure off of the blank page. Giving students an “in” regardless of their abilities and interests we will try some hands-on activities that will get the ink flowing from even your most reluctant writers!
Grades 4 - 12
Spoken word poet meets eternal optimist, Miranda’s poetry ranges in topic from child’s play to empowerment, giving life’s obstacles a feel-good finish. A member of the 2014 slam team, a member of the 2013 International spoken word program at the Banff centre, a Calgary Arts Development grant recipient, and a 2-time Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, she has since co-founded the spoken word network YYSpeak to create a communal and supportive space for spoken word artists.