Northern Storyteller is a project designed to encourage youth in Northwestern Ontario to express themselves through writing and literacy. The focus of the project is to develop writing skills that enable youth to feel confidant in their ability to communicate. Whether their passions are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or journalism, all people should feel they have the resources they need to express their ideas.
The Northern Storyteller workshop is divided into ten key objectives chosen to maximize the voice and presence of a writer. Each objective serves to unite the writer with the skills they need to connect their craft and express their inner feelings. Through practice and feedback the goal of the workshop is to give youth a feeling of empowerment and control over their own voices and their lives. By sharpening their talents, the writers are then able to express their thoughts, engage with their readers, and excite the world with new possibilities.
Some of the key objectives include writing for a specific audience, managing a digital presence, testing out experimental formats, and keys to getting published. However, the true goal of Northern Storyteller is to provide a platform for youth to find their voices and share their stories with the world.
This page will provide updates to the Northern Storyteller project, as well industry news and highlights on community literacy projects.