Mar 6 – 27, 11am – 12pm >>
This Saturday morning workshop, designed especially for Indigenous children ages 7 to 12, will encourage children to their own stories and get them down on paper. Hour-long sessions held on Zoom will take the form of sharing circles, so children can share stories, brainstorm ideas, talk about inspiration, and get feedback on written work. Participants in the workshop will receive a package of books by Mi’kmaq authors, including L’Nuk: The People by Theresa Meuse, I’m Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas, and Wolverine and Little Thunder by Alan Syliboy.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Mi’kmaw author Theresa Meuse was born and raised in the Bear River First Nation community. In her late twenties, she moved to Halifax and entered Dalhousie University as a mature student. After graduating, she remained in the city and worked for two Mi’kmaw organizations over the next ten years. She then became Chief of her community for a two-year term, which then led her to become a First Nation Educator and Advisor for several years. In 2003, Theresa published her first children’s story book entitled, The Sharing Circle, and had two more since then, L’nu’k and The Gathering. She presently works as a Mi’kmaq Indigenous Student Support Worker in three school here in the Metro area. Theresa enjoys sharing her culture with others and spending her spare time creating crafts.
Location: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (online with Zoom)
Dates of 4-week workshop: Saturdays, Mar. 6 + Mar. 13 + Mar. 20 + Mar. 27 (11:00am to 12:00pm)
Registration for this workshop is open to Indigenous participants only. The workshop is free.
A $10 deposit ($5 for members) is required to register. This deposit will be refunded immediately after the first workshop date. If the deposit poses a barrier to your registration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can waive your deposit fee.