Antigua Writes 2017
Evanson has been facilitating innovative literary and performance
workshops for youth, at-risk youth, BIPOC, WOC, and
emerging/mid-career/established writers across Canada and abroad since
2005. She specializes in the interdisciplinary art form of spoken word
which emphasizes a combination of writing and performance skills. She is interested in the return of creative writing to its oral, poetic, mystic and rhythmic roots.
a background teaching ESL to young adults and professionals in
Istanbul, Turkey (2005) and at International Language Schools of Canada
in Vancouver BC (2008-12), Evanson's teaching philosophy is based in
the communicative approach and propelled by 20 years of professional
experience. Workshops are participant-centered, trusting environments
conducive to authenticity, creativity and craft for writers and
performers at all levels.
She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and English Literature from
Concordia University and certificates in Teaching English as a Second
Language (TESL) and Turkish Language. Her fluency extends to English,
French Spanish, and an intermediate understanding of Turkish.
A Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based writer and performer, Evanson is also director
of The Banff Centre Spoken Word Program, and full member of:
- The League of Canadian Poets (LCP)
- Quebec Writer's Federation (QWF)
- Writers in the Community (WIC)
- Culture in Schools Program / Répertoire de ressources culture-éducation
- English Language Arts Network (ELAN)
- Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
- Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Quebec
- Northern Griot Network
Ubud International Writers Festival 2016
International Language Schools of Canada 2012
|What participants say:
"Not only did my writing muscles get a work out, my spirits were lifted."
"I felt alive in the process…and that gave me
the key to the poem…by the time I was done I was quite eager to share
it…so eager in fact that my heart was beating a wild tattoo against my
rib cage…I could hear it…"
"So great. I am new to writing and
performing and haven’t received much structure/training so this was
informative and powerful."
"Well prepared, excellent communicator, very soulful and in tune with offering in creating a safe space for exploration."