My Roots

Each year, we offer a free writing workshop for immigrants to Canada. Through a mix of writing exercises and easy lessons on how to write well, the workshop encouraged writers at all levels to think imaginatively about those places and landscapes called ‘home’.Workshops are facilitated by award-winning writer and teacher Aislinn Hunter.

My Roots is inspired by a partnership in 2018 with Blue Metropolis International Literary Festivalsupported by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The VWF has been able to continue this important annual program thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

The next workshop will be made available in early 2020. For 2019 photos, please click here.