I would like to extend my congratulations to two former and one present WordsWorth instructors whose writing has made the 2012 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist. 2012 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature • Jacqueline Guest (Bragg Creek)—Ghost Messages, Coteau Books. • Barb Howard (Bragg Creek)—The Dewpoint Show, Fitzhenry & Whiteside • Cathy […]
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A chance to win your tuition and travel to WordsWorth 2012!
Thanks to Servus Credit Union Martyn Godfrey Awards and to YABS, ONE lucky winner will have their tuition and travel paid to attend WordsWorth! This post lifted from the YABS website has all the details. They’re not funny awards. They’re awards for funny kids. Do you know any awesome young writers or comedic kids? We […]
Introducing our new Creative Team Member Colin!
Colin Matty is an artist from Edmonton with a background in improvisation, spoken word poetry, play writing, and stage acting. Having been a regular member of Rapid Fire Theatre for 6 years, he has had the good fortune of working with some of the best improvisors in Canada. In October, as 1/4th of Team Edmonton at […]
Erinne is pumped to return (week two) and so are we to have her!
Dear Wordsworthians, old and new, I, Erinne Sevigny, am pumped to be returning for week two as a creative muse. Also, I’m curious about how those geocaches lasted the winter. My ankle is still giving me trouble after that unfortunate basketball accident last year, but I just can’t get enough of that beautiful place nor […]
Week Two Classes and Instructors!
Week Two Classes and Instructors. More information about each course and the instructor can be found on this blog. High Velocity Verse with Cathy Ostlere Thriving Under Pressure with Derek Beaulieu Wordbound with Shantelle Simone Landry Your Voice Outloud-Spoken Word Workshop with Mary Pinkoski Elements of Fiction with Alexis […]
Easy going, outdoorsy and loving-her-work-with-students, Danielle is back!
Hey Young Writers! I am so looking forward to these two weeks of summer. This will be my third year working as a Creative Muse; I can’t believe that time has gone by so quickly! WordsWorth is a beautiful oasis of words and friendship that manages to inspire even the least prolific writers (which would […]
Experience Contemporary Libretto with poet and multi-disciplinary artist Sandy Pool (Week one)
Course Description: Like writing poetry? Song lyrics? Drama? How about writing ALL of them at the SAME TIME?!! In this collaborative workshop, you will learn all the ins and outs of writing contemporary libretto! (I know, I know…you’re probably thinking what the heck is a libretto?? Or perhaps you are picturing a woman on a stage , wearing horns, […]
Julia is returning as part of the Creative Team again. Happy, happy!
Hey all, I’m Julia, and I am super stoked to be returning to Wordsworth as a creative team member for the third time and subsequently, aiming for a perfect trifecta of awesome summers. There are some things that I like. Some of these things include: Debating team Peeta vs. team Gale […]
Be prepared to play, create and laugh! With Spoken Word Poet Jen Kunlire (week 1)
Greetings Word to the Worth! I am excited to come back to WordsWorth a second time around! This summer we are the LAST poets standing; during week 1, we will explore what it would be like to be the last exiles of storytelling and poetry. Be prepared to play, create and laugh! Last Poets Standing […]
Ever think about writing a novel in verse? Take the course by Cathy Ostlere (week two)
High Velocity Verse Workshop So you want to hear the whole story. Why I swerved off the high road, hard left to nowhere, recklessly indifferent to those coughing my dust, picked up speed no limits, no top end, just a high velocity rush to madness. The above lines are from the amazing book, Crank, by Ellen […]