Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Finding your Voice
Authors in Schools Program
Quotes From Middle School Students
Youth needs to be heard. Youth needs rights. Youth needs you.
You helped me get out of my comfort zone by encouraging me to be a poet on a stage with a mic.
I have no words for how many great emotions I have. I have learned more about myself than how I would by myself.
This opportunity was such a gift. In my poem I wrote: use your present as a gift. You definitely helped me do that with this opportunity.
Thank you for teaching me lots of cool things.
About Our Writing Workshops
When we’re back in person in classrooms, in libraries, and other public venues the writing will be published here. Please check our archives to view previous student writing.