My Roots

Th e My Roots Workshop is an expanded vision of what education outreach can be. Taking place each year, the writing workshop encourages new immigrants to develop and share their stories of place through a mix of writing exercises and writing craft lessons, the workshop encourages writers at all levels to think imaginatively about those places and landscapes called ‘home’. Workshops are facilitated by award-author and editor Doretta Lau.

My Roots is inspired by a partnership in 2018 with Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival supported 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 2021. For 2019 photos, please click here.