co-facilitated by John Ouzas and a rawlings
2011, 2012, 2014

The Great Canadian Writer’s Craft is an in-depth summative project designed to support Canadian high-school curriculum while connecting students with a wider, active, contemporary literary community. Poet angela rawlings collaborated with teacher John Ouzas on the project while facilitating creative writing workshops for his students in 2011. Their subsequent efforts spawned The Great Canadian Writer’s Craft, and includes cumulative exercises exposing students to a variety of writing practices (from contemporary poetry to journalism, short autobiography to editorial feedback, and media literacy to thank-you letters). The long-term, open-access, public results of this project are these fantastic interviews, conducted by students. For a complete overview of how the project works as well as 2011 and 2013 participants, please click here.