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Reflecting on The Matchstick: Amnesty International’s Youth Newspaper

Hey everyone! I wanted to take some time to reflect on my journey with The Matchstick, Amnesty International’s Youth Newspaper, focusing my post on the process of getting the newspaper re-launched as well as my vision for the year ahead! I’ve…

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TIFA Small Press Market and The Arts: Community and Personal Fulfillment

As a new initiative in the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), I tabled for Augur Magazine (along with Terese Pierre and Lawrence Stewen!) at the Small Press Market in Harbourfront Center last Saturday. It was a very low-key area,…

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Literary Meet and Greet Event: An Overview

The Arts and Culture Commissioner’s portfolio for VUSAC (Victoria University Students’ Administrative Council) is really interesting and engaging. Some aspects of the position include Co-Producing The Bob, an annual sketch comedy show held at Victoria College, co-planning the Gardiner Gala,…

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Facilitation For Leaders Workshop: A Reminder of Identity, Memory, and Goal-setting

Now that the first month has passed by, I wanted to revisit my earlier goals for this work-study term. One skill I really wanted to develop was the ability to facilitate workshops and meetings. I have a quiet voice, so…

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The Word on The Street: A Reflection on Writing and Community

The Word on the Street (WOTS), Toronto’s Book and Magazine Festival, is an annual fall event showcasing authors, publishers, and performers at Harbourfront Centre. This year, the marketplace tents were set up for Sunday September 22, from 10 am to 5 pm.…

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Reflecting on the Future: Alternative Reading Week Project Leader Training

I really loved my experience with Alternative Reading Week (ARW) last year, so I decided to get more involved with ARW by becoming a project leader. In preparation for the three-day volunteer event in November, I attended an orientation session…

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Sketching the Stories of Planets: Community Action Projects (CAPs) Orientation

Last Friday, I attended the Community Action Projects (CAPs) Orientation for Story Planet, an organization that combines literacy, art, and drama to engage children as well as youth in under-resourced schools. CAPs are opportunities for students to volunteer at and…