Youth, Get Creative!

ACI Youth Reading

Applications are open for Creative Manitoba’s Careers in the Arts Mentorship Programs! 

I’m excited to be returning to the program to facilitate a youth creative writing group. Last year, I had the chance to meet a super team of bright and engaging youth who gathered every second Tuesday between January and April at the Millennium Library. There, we held discussions on writing and the creative life featuring guest lecturers from the local community like Kate Vermette, Sharanpal Ruprai, and Writers in Residence John K. Samson and Christine Fellowes. In those workshops, students explored various genres including fiction, poetry, and spoken word, and constructed thoughtful pieces that were edited, collected and printed in an anthology that was officially launched in a reading in the Carol Shields Auditorium.

It’s a great opportunity for youth to get not only a sense of their voice expressed through writing, but to build an awareness of the local writing community and the career-building opportunities therein.

Applications for this year’s group are due by Friday, December 15 2017, and are open to youth aged 16-19. Hit up the link above to learn more! I can’t wait to meet the new group in the New Year!

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