Exciting news: A two-book deal!

I’m just so thrilled to announce that my Love Lettering Project-based picture book has been picked up by Yvette Ghione at Kids Can Press in a two-book deal!! Cue the confetti cannons!!! It will come out in Spring 2021, with Book 2 out the following spring. A huge thanks to my agent, Kelvin Kong at…

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Writing the City, Part II: The Junction

Do you love the Junction? Do you love to write? Join me for a *free* 8-week writing workshop at the Annette Street Library where we will find our creative voices, inspired by the Junction. Annette St. Library: 145 Annette St., Toronto Adult workshops (18+): Thursdays from 6:30-8pm: Sept. 20, 27 / Oct. 11, 18, 25…

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July 2, 2018: My love letter to picnics on CBC Radio

It’s no secret that I love picnicking. I LOVE PICNICKING! I love picnicking so much, I picnic in the winter because I can’t wait until summer. 2018 has been the most picnic-filled year I’ve ever had, what with the two or three, sometimes even 4 picnics I had a day in Buenos Aires. Just the…

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Oh, grant season

Grant season, oh grant season…such a fickle season, but this year, the grant gods were shining down on me and thanks to the Ontario Arts Council, I’ll be teaching  city-based Love Lettering Project-inspired writing workshops for youth and adults at Parkdale Library this fall! There will be a few drop-in sessions, and an 8-week workshop for…

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The David Suzuki Foundation: Love letters to nature

This spring, I had the great honour of partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation for their 30×30 Nature Challenge where we asked people to write love letters to nature. We kicked off the month with a public event, and ever since then, I’ve been floored by the response. I’d scroll through Instagram and Twitter daily (using: #30x30challenge and #lovenature)…

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I love arts education. So much.

This spring, I had the great honour of working with 50 Grade 3/4 students as an Artist Mentor through the tdsbCREATES program. I used The Love Lettering Project as the jumping off point for social and civic engagement, and they created the most thoughtful letters. In the workshop, we wrote love letters to the school, to the students’ neighbourhoods,…

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North north north + love love love

  I’ve just returned from a week in the north. There was so much light, I couldn’t bear to sleep and miss any moment of the glorious sun. Everything about it was incredible. To mark the 10th year of The Love Lettering Project, I collaborated with DreamCatcher Mentoring for a three-city tour of Canada’s North. Supported in part…

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May 4-9, 2014: The Love Lettering Project heads north

I have always wanted to head up north. North-north. For real north. Not the Torontonian version of north which takes forever, but is still only a few hundred kilometres from the CN Tower. And this weekend, I’m doing just that. Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Fort Smith… And 16 hours of sunlight… I’m heading up there with my…

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So, so much love to kick off 2014

I’m not sure why I’m surprised, but I am thoroughly gob-smacked by the generosity and goodness of my fellow Torontonians. I asked a week or so ago if anyone might want to send along a love letter to this city we live and man alive, people went above and beyond. Such beautiful, thoughtful, crafted love…

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