Over spring break, the KidSafe kids and Writers’ Room tutors had the pleasure of working with Deborah Willis, Governor-General’s Award–nominated author and the Writer in Residence at the Joy Kogawa House.

She ran a whimsical workshop called Postcards from the Future, where the kids imagined that they had travelled to the future and then wrote a postcard back home to 2012 about what they saw in the future. They also drew the world of the future on the front of the postcards.

These fantastic, futuristic works were displayed at the KidSafe Pancake Breakfast, where three brave writers stood up and shared their visions of the future with a group of their peers, friends, family, KidSafe staff and supporters, and TV crews. Here’s just one of the creative notes from the future:

To see more postcards, check out our Spring Break Postcards from the Future Facebook album.

Thanks so much for spending time with us over spring break, Deborah. We hope to see you again in the future (get it? future?).
11/25/2012 02:16:32 am

Deborah Willis is also offering a writing workshop for teens at Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver.
With funding from the Canada Council author residency program, this workshop is offered free to interested teens. Find out more at www.kogawahouse.com.


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