Series: Community Writing and the Arts
Authors: Centre for Literacy of Quebec
Collection: Learning Materials
The 2002 Grassroots: Community Writing event was once again part of the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival. The festival theme was the architecture of language. The Centre for Literacy brought together storytellers and writers who have written and published in community-based settings rather than inside institutions, and who have built bridges among verbal, oral, and visual literacies.
This Grassroots coincided with an invitational national Symposium on Museums, Literacy, and the Arts, cosponsored by The Centre for Literacy with the Canadian Museums Association. This brought more than thirty participants from across Canada to discuss the possible ways in which the arts could work collaboratively with literacy organizations to strengthen their respective goals and engage more community-based involvement.