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Join the Shoe Project in Vancouver this Fall

Are you an immigrant or refugee woman interested in writing?

September 21 to November 23, 2021 * 10 Meetings * 5:30-8pm at the BMO Theatre Centre

Private performance coaching follows * Final performances in January 2022 

What will we do?

Twelve women will work with Vancouver writer Caroline Adderson to create a 600-word personal memoir about their journey to Canada, told through a pair of shoes. The writing component is followed by voice coaching and a public performance of the stories.

Who are we looking for?

  • Women (age 18 to 80) who have immigrated or come as refugees to Canada as adults (and did not go through the Canadian school system) and who have learned English as an additional language.  
  • They want to tell their story, are interested in others’ stories, and want to be able to write expressively in English. 
  • Recent participants have come from Syria, China, Kurdistan, Iran, Brazil, Philippines, Tibet, Nepal, Russia, Columbia, Eritria, Somalia and more. All are welcome!

Participants must commit to the entire program; we pay for the right to publish the completed stories. 

To apply contact to register for an interview or for more information.