Writing is the Painting of the Voice -Voltaire
Creative Writing at Studio9 has taken on its own life as we collaborate with poets from Inspired Word Cafe, local musicians and songwriters as well as visiting writers to help students find a written voice that is in all of us, just wanting to leap out.
Being Studio9 School of the Arts, we do not keep this locked inside our walls, but rather take it to the city and surrounding areas in the form of spoken word poetry performances from our annual Free the Word public poetry and music cafe, to Shaw TV appearances, to invited events, and to Inspired Word Cafe events.
As with other arts and subjects we word cross-curricular based on themes and projects to produce not only written and spoken words, but also original songs. Poetry turns into lyrics and with a cup or two of music added, original songs emerge.
Students often find themselves unlocking phenomenal ideas and work from within.