Toronto Writers Collective

I’m very excited that my application to become a volunteer facilitator for the Toronto Writers Collective, facilitating writing workshops for under-served communities, has been accepted. Looking forward to the three-day training in the Amherst Writers & Artists method I’ll be receiving, and having the opportunity to help people from diverse backgrounds tell their stories.

Voices for Diversity and Social Justice available now

I am deeply honoured to have my poem, “Breaking the Ice,” which was based on my experiences teaching ESL to immigrant women in the Regent Park community of Toronto, Ontario, featured in this new anthology, published by Rowman and Littlefield in the U.S. The anthology itself is a great read, full of poetry and personal essays that combine my three greatest passions: education, social justice, and the written word. It’s available now for sale on the publisher’s website, and hopefully soon in libraries too. Check out the Rowman and Littlefield website for details. Special thanks to Paul C. Gorski, one of the editors of the collection, for inspiring me with his scholarship and activism in the field of social justice, both as a writer and teacher as well. His educational web site, EdChange, as well as many articles he has authored, have helped me greatly, not only with my own students, but as an adult learner myself, while pursuing my Bachelor of Education in Adult Education at Brock University.