2014 WordsWorth Instructors
Week 1: July 6-11 (for ages 12-14) Artful: Ignite your Imagination with Jenne Newman Jenne is an Art Therapist who works with children, youth and families in Calgary, AB. It was her interest in Fine Arts and Psychology that led her to a Master’s of Creative Arts Therapy. Jenne has over ten years’ experience in […]
Frontenac House presents this anthology in collaboration with the RE:act Collective and House of Blue Skies.
Dymphny Dronyk and Kris Demeanor are the drivers and co-editors of the work. The Calgary Project documents a vibrant snapshot of the city’s visual and literary arts, while celebrating the 2-year term of our inaugural Poet Laureate, Kris Demeanor. Kris says, “This anthology is coming out at an important time in Calgary’s cultural history. There […]
Calgary Writers at Scrawl-a-thon 2014
On March 15th seventeen writers gathered at Loft 112 armed with laptops, notebooks, pens, books, and stencils. I was there ready to write for 6 hours. We carefully picked our spots and silenced our restlessness. At 4pm, a sudden wall of silence covered the room until the sound of restless typing and scribbling could be heard. The Scrawl-a-Thon writing marathon […]
Meet the 2014 WordsWorth Creative Team
Meet the WordsWorth Director: Lisa Murphy-Lamb Lisa looks forward to her fifth year (fifth year!) of spending July at Kamp Kiwanis with WordsWorth writers -both young and old. This job has taken over her life and she now finds herself manning the website, hanging out with literary-types, going to readings, finding teen writers sleeping […]
Drink the Wild Air, WinterWordsWorth 2014
February 21-23 Watson Lodge, Kamp Kiwanis We gathered in the snow with LARPing swords and words to write. We left with the fortitude to craft our words into stories and with new friends. The Frivolity The Writing The Campfires The Outdoors The Dorms The dining (notice I didn’t take any photo evidence […]
“Congratulations to Jessica Chen, winner of a spot in Drink The Wild Air!”
The Bookstore by Jessica Chen The bookstore on the corner was my home. Not literally, of course—I lived two blocks over, but I spent most of my time in the bookstore. It didn’t look like a bookstore on the outside. To know what was in the shop you had to go inside; the patina of […]
19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand
The difference between knowing you’re shit and knowing your shit. Ready for a laugh?
Fool of the New West
As cultures broad see capitals deemed Horse snort less stable than once it seemed Formed there is new wiggle in rooms Scribes awl pin light through prescription doom In blankets gold will weight there be? To sway frayed throats of Necessity Hooved aeration to fescue razed Ignored voices on borrowed lands graze Wailing, cajoling, and […]
Nominate Your Favorite Books of 2013
Teen Choice Book of the Year
Strong, wise words in a spoken word poem by Hollie McNish. Brilliance. Following are a series of profiles written by author and WordsWorth Instructor Kim Firmston during her month as Writer in Residence at Open Book Toronto.