Youth Writers Rise!

Last night in the Carol Shields Auditorium at the Millennium Library, my youth writing group from Creative Manitoba’s Careers in the Arts program celebrated the launch of A Rebellion of Sorts, their own anthology of creative writing!

After a process of giving feedback to submitted material and helping the students to polish up their work, then  working with the fine folks at McNally Robinson Booksellers (thank you Dana!) to design the book, the youth finally got to hold a copy of the anthology in their hands: an honest-to-goodness publication that counts on any writing portfolio!

What’s more, the anthology will be placed into circulation at the Millennium and Henderson branches of Winnipeg Public Library!

The launch was also a culmination of 4 months of bi-weekly sessions where we explored all things literary, and featured many guest writers from the community, including Stephen Sim, Keith Cadieux, Jordan Wheeler, Ariel Gordon, and Beth Murch!

Thank you to Jan Skene who brought me back for my third round as group facilitator, The Millennium Library for hosting us, Ciarra O’Reggio for designing the anthology cover, and for the students who continue to inspire me – I can’t wait to see what they do next, and where their writing takes them!





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