WORKSHOP AT INNOVATION JEUNES WITH SARA DIGNARD

In collaboration with Innovation Jeunes

A workshop created by the poet Sara Dignard, as part of The Story of My Neighbourhood project, in collaboration with Innovation Jeunes.

September 9 – November 28, 2019

Closing event of Home (an exhibit of communal poetry) November 28th, 4-6 pm

Project description

Over the course of eight weeks, 15 students between the ages of 17-24 came together in order to discover their own poetic voices while expressing their relationship to the district of Peter-McGill. Beginning in September, coached by Montreal poet Sara Dignard, the students walked the streets and the allies of the neighbourhood, exploring the commercial as much as the residential, while reflecting on finding “home” in public space. Gleaning words, memories and snapshots, they birthed poems, like havens in the city, found somewhere between fleeting and abiding.