The Literacy Council of Haida Gwaii brought me to the community for a week of creative literacy projects, hosting slam poetry and songwriting workshops and presentations. It’s been rewarding, though not without a tremendous amount of creative effort. I’m very thankful for the relationships in this tight-knit community that provided the offer to stay in this super cute little house on the water while the owner is away.
There were some magical moments today in the slam poetry workshops. No matter where I go, it is an amazing thing when artists of any age take the risk to share their creativity with others. Cause lets face it…it’s scary!
Sometimes the environment is safe and supportive and other times it’s just…not. Today we had both…but real courage was shown and the moment owned by some Haida Gwaii slam poets with bold souls who honoured their gifts by sharing their words with those around them.
Which brings me to the point of this post. If any those young poets happen to find their way to this space, you are welcome to contact me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Tribe of One Facebook Page or Youtube Channel if you’re looking to share ideas and inspiration.
Go boldly where you have never gone before! 🙂
Rik Leaf is a world traveler, Slam Poet, Songwriter, Storyteller and Author of Four Homeless Millionaires – How One Family Found Riches By Leaving Everything Behind.