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Haiku Secrets at Historic Joy Kogawa House

On February 25, Jacquie Pearce will give a Haiku Secrets workshop at Historic Joy Kogawa House. In the workshop, Jacquie will teach people about writing haiku (including debunking the idea that a haiku poem needs to be 5-7-5 syllables long … Continue reading

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The Doorway to Adventure – November 2016

Lee Edward Fodi is working as a writer-in-residence at West Sechelt Elementary on the Sunshine Coast, working with two groups of students ranging from Grades 4-7. During four separate sessions, he is helping the students sculpt a fantasy story based … Continue reading

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How writing a story is like building a house

When I first started teaching creative writing to kids, one of the first classes I ever developed was “The Creative Carpenter.” It was more or less my way of trying to find a fun approach to teaching the formal elements … Continue reading

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Crafting kingdoms and characters with kids at ELC school in Bangkok

Day 2 of my writer-in-residence experience at ELC school in Bangkok is in the books. Today was a really joy, as I was able to work with the students from day 1 and help them expand their worlds by designing … Continue reading

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I entered a paradise today as I started my writer-in-residence at ELC school in Bangkok, Thailand. Many of the buildings on the school grounds are traditional Thai houses, including the library. These houses are built on stilts. Traditionally, livestock would … Continue reading

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Hit the Books… On-Line

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