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 on her basement floor and going to book launches where WordsWorth writers -both young and old are the reason. It’s not a bad life, eh? When not attending/planning/celebrating all that is WordsWorth, Lisa does some of her own writing, hangs out with her family and is currently the director of Calgary’s newest writing and creative space Loft 112.
Meet the Creative Team
Danielle is so excited to be returning to WordsWorth as part of the creative team; she recently returned to Alberta from the West Coast after completing her BMus in music education. Danielle is enjoying her adventures in teaching music in the Calgary school district and looks forward to being inspired by the dedicated writers and personalities WordsWorth gathers around itself. This summer, you will likely find Danielle in the Death Polo Court, enjoying the delicious food, dancing around the campfire or soaking up the early morning sun with book in hand.
Slam poet, playwright, improviser, actor, performance artist: Colin wears many hats as a creative. When not slinging jokes with Rapid Fire Theatre, Colin runs a poetry shop from Edmonton’s streets, bringing the mysterious power of verse to a weary world and reminding people that “hey, this whole poetry thing is pretty neat”. This is the 3rd year Colin has had the privilege of stewarding the fine youths of Wordsworth towards a brighter future in the arts, and it continues to be the highlight of his summer.
I’m a word-loving plant nerd, and aspiring English teacher (and aspiring homesteader). I have a B.A. in English from the University of Calgary, and am halfway through a B.Ed. Among my favourite contemporary writers are Michael Ondaatje, Barbara Kingsolver, and Wendell Berry. I get excited about anything that combines literature with ecology, nature or gardens. I don’t frolic through meadows— I comb through them slowly, looking for things to eat! Although I can usually be found river guiding in the mountains, this summer I felt the call to WordsWorth, an incredibly unique creative community in the woods.
Marc Herman Lynch
Marc has recently completed his Creative Writing Master’s at the University of Calgary. He had taught in the creative writing faculty, and his writing can be found in Nöd magazine, Filling Station magazine, and the Elora Writers Festival short-story competition.
BIO: Sebastien is a student and spoken word poet living in Vancouver. He loves chess, movies, comic books and theatre. He is the reigning Vancouver Youth Slam Champion and the 2013 UBC Slam Champion. Sebastien spent many happy summers as a student at Wordsworth. He can’t wait to be back.