While many students have the ability to create Pulitzer-worthy pieces, getting pen to paper can be somewhat of a challenge. Especially in youth, where inhibitions and insecurities are at an all-time high, putting ourselves out there creatively can be daunting. Using a series of prompts and games, however, this workshop will take some of the pressure off of the blank page. Giving students an “in” regardless of their abilities and interest, we will try some hands-on activities that will get the ink flowing from even your most reluctant writers!
Secondary and Intermediate English Language Arts or Humanities
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet & educator who uses her words to empower students. Teaching life skills including self-expression and confidence, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada. 2016 national wild card team member, 2-time Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, Calgary Arts Development Grant Recipient, and participant in the Banff Centre International Spoken Word Program, Krogstad has since cofounded the organization YYSpeak.