Series: Community Writing and the Arts
Authors: Centre for Literacy of Quebec
Collection: Learning Materials
In 2003, in collaboration with Blue Metropolis, The Montreal International Literary Festival, The Centre for Literacy presented the fifth annual Grassroots: Community Writing and Arts event. This festival, "Reading And Writing the Word and the World", brought together writers and performers from street theatre in Vancouver and Toronto, from adult new writers' programs, from neighbourhood writing and film-production alliances, from youth antiviolence programs, and from community radio to share their perspectives on writing, listening and performing as ways of creating and reshaping their worlds. They shared their stories, poems, and performances, during a public reading and met in workshop format to explore how reading the word relates to reading the world, and to share experiences of using puppetry, mime, masks, poetry, music, photography and other modes of expression as literate practices.