teacher

Margaret MacPherson

Classroom Visits:

Margaret also does classroom visits to fit the class time frame
Y-You(th) Write - from Non-fiction to Nonense
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Project Funding:

Many of the projects I work on are funded through different agencies, follow the links below for more information on these funding bodies:

The Young Alberta Book Society

Canadian Authors Association - Writers in Schools Program

Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Artists and Education

Margaret is her father’s daughter and her father was a born educator. Margaret can come into a classroom and instruct and entertain as easily as a harp seal takes to Arctic waters! She’s a natural and you don’t have to take that cart blanche.

Here is a partial list of schools and institutions where Margaret has presented. Ask any teacher or librarian, and your confidence in Margaret’s abilities to challenge and inspire children and adults alike will grow.

Universities, Colleges, and Adult Education ...click here to see a list

Canadian Authors Association workshop presenter 2011
Canadian Literature Centre Blue Pencil Cafe workshop 2011
Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, 2011
University of Manitoba, Creative Writing lecture 2011
Alberta Writers Guild presentation On Telling the Truth 2010
Canadian Authors Association Writer in Residence 2008 & 2009
Edmonton Life Long Learners Association, Writer in Residence 2008
Canadian Authors Association, presenter 2007
Wainwright Council for Adult Lifelong Learning, 2004, 2005
Provost Memoir Writing (two venues), 2004
University of Calgary, 2004
Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, 2004
Wainwright Seniors Lodge, Memoir II - Going Deeper, 2004
Wainwright Seniors Lodge, Memoir Writing, 2003
King’s University College, Edmonton, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Alexandra Writing Centre, Calgary (eight-week program), 2000

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Libraries and Museums ...click here to see a list

Ottawa Public Library 2007
Edmonton Public Library 2004, 2005, 2007
Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, 2005
Northern Alberta Libraries Conference (Keynote address), Grande Prairie 2005
Wainwright Public Library 2004, 2005
Northern Alberta Libraries Tour (Young Alberta book Society), two 1-week programs, 2003, 2005
National Library and Archives, Ottawa, 2004
Nellie McClung Public Library, Victoria, 2004
Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, 2004
Strathcona County Library, Young Alberta Book Society 2004

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Educational Venues ...click here to see a list

Wordsworth Young Writers Camp, Bragg Creek Alberta 2010
Young Alberta Book Society Bennett Centre Camp, Edmonton, 2009, 2010
Young Alberta Book Society, Story Avenue, 2008
Children’s Literature Roundtable, Edmonton, 2003, 2004
Provincial Court of Queens Bench, Edmonton, 2003, 2004
Bennett Centre Camp, Edmonton, 3-day program, 2001

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Schools ...click here to see a list

Red Deer College Confluence Campus, Rocky Mountain House, 2011
Vegreville Composite High School, 2011
Fox Run School, Sylvan Lake, 2009 2010
Medicine Hat, Alberta (five schools), 2009
Lower Canada College, Montreal, 2005
Fultonvale Elementary Junior High, Strathcona County, 2005
F.R. Haythorne Junior High, Sherwood Park, 2005
Lendrum Elementary. Edmonton, (one-week program), 2005
Westmount Junior High, Edmonton, 2005
Oliver Junior High, Edmonton, 2004, 2005
Bannerman Junior High, Edmonton, 2004
Lower Canada College, Montreal, 2004
Caslan Elementary Junior High, Northlands School District Art Smart Program (two weeks), 2004
Patricia Heights Elementary, Edmonton (two-week program), 2004
Avonmore Junior High, Edmonton, 2003, 2004
King Edward Elementary, Edmonton, 2003, 2004
Nellie McClung Charter Schools, Edmonton, 2003, 2004
Bishop Greschuk Catholic Elementary, Edmonton, 2003
King Edward Academy Junior High, Edmonton, 2002, 2003,
Tom Bains Junior High, Calgary (one-week program), 2002

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Sample Workshops

WRITING AND THE ARTISTIC LIFE
Paintings from Poetry, Sculptures from Song
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THE DEMOCRACY PROJECT
Writer-in-Residency for any grade level
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THE VELVET FIST
the art of manuscript critiquing
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LITERARY BOOT CAMP
beefing up your prose, toning your talent
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MAKING THE DEAD SPEAK
a creative non-fiction project based on Nellie McClung: Voice for the Voiceless
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CONCRETE ORANGE
Word play poetry session
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WOMEN WRITING LIFE
an exploration of issues that bind women together...
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THE GRANDMA PROJECT
A Record of Oral Histories for Kindergarten up
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A TALK:   Cross Dressing Your Genres
transform a story into a poem, into a lyric, into a script...
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