The Republic of Childhood Youth Forum will host the event Write on! Chapbook Showcase and Breakout Sessions. The showcase features the literary work of students from Woodroffe High School, as well as youth with lived experience of homelessness involved with Carleton’s Centre for Urban Youth Research.

The showcase will also feature 2019 Ottawa Book Award winner and Carleton graduate student, Kagiso Lesogo Molope.

Media are invited to attend the student showcase.

When: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Where: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St., Ottawa

After having participated in a series of intensive writing workshops, the young authors will share their literary creations.

The showcase will include guest presentations by Prof. Jacqueline Kennelly of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Prof. Claudia Mitchell from McGill University and Maya Shetreat.

About the Republic of Childhood Youth Forum

The Republic of Childhood Youth Forum is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded collaborative initiative between the Ottawa International Writers Festival, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. The forum promotes writing experiences that centre children’s voices and celebrate their stories. The forum joins children and youth in Ottawa with researchers, policy-makers, and community members. The young writers exercise their rights to self-expression and participation by sharing their stories and insights about Canada’s current and future challenges.

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