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Journaling Through the
(not-so-new) Neighbourhood

Intermediate • Ages 8 to 12

August 19 to 23 (5 afternoons) 

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

$298 + GST

We know that you’re not supposed to have favourites, but this is definitely one of ours and we have run it each year since 2007. Journaling is deeply rooted in the Lyceum’s philosophy; we begin all of our writers’ workshops with this practice, a quiet period of reflection that centres our thoughts and channels our creative attention. Our query? “What does it take to build community?”


We’ll spend the week getting to know our neighbours on a deeper level through a series of interviews for which we’ll craft curious and investigative questions. With this journalistic format in place, we’ll collate our knowledge at the end of each day, printing off responses and matching to the photographs we’ve taken to commemorate the experience. Once we’ve made all the new connections we can, we’ll work together on the ideal format for an online newspaper chronicle that we’ll pass on to the local business association - the sky's the limit when it comes to creatively presenting our findings. 


Note: This is not a class exclusively for the seasoned writer; at the Lyceum, there is a wealth of support for all abilities, even if your child is just looking to dip their toe into the literary pool.

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