(Anna Yin is an award-winning poet, Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate and the representative for Ontario for the League of Canadian Poets (2013-2017). She has six poetry books and her poems in English & Chinese and ten translations by her were in a Canadian Studies textbook used by Humber College. She was a finalist for Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award in 2011/2012. CBC Radio, Rogers TV and China Daily interviewed her about her poetry. Her poems were in ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc.
Contact anna.yin@gmail to book the workshop and apply for Poets in Schools.
Poetry Alive is designed to be fun, educational and appropriate for all ages. Through different types of poetry (haiku, concrete poems, free verse, sonnets, found poetry etc) reflecting daily life and connecting with the Natural world, Anna discusses how words, thoughts and images work together to enrich our experience of life. By combining computer arts and live audience participation, Anna helps those involved explore the world of imagination through words. Each time Anna adjusts her program to fit the needs of different audiences with various writing exercises, games or entertainment.
The above is a 2 minute video introduction to Anna Yin’s Poetry Alive workshops.
2022 Feb 4, Poetry Alive at Francis Libermann school (Toronto, virtual class)
2022 March, Poets workshop at the Corpus Christi School (Mississauga, virtual class)
April 1, 2021: Haiku workshop at Bowmore Road Jr & Sr (Toronto, virtual class visit)
April 26 2021: Haiku workshop at Mother Teresa Catholic School (Albert, virtual class visit)
May 7, 2021 : Poetry Alive at Francis Libermann school (Toronto, virtual class visit)
Mar 20 2021: Online Poetry Alive writing/editing workshops at East West Learning Club
Mar 6 2021: Online Haiku workshops at East West Learning Club
Feb 3, 2021: Haiku workshop at Bowmore Road Jr & Sr (Toronto, virtual class visit)
2020 Nov 6, Poetry Alive at Francis Libermann school (Toronto, virtual class visit)
–due to Covid-19, schools closed, but made the above online poetry alive workshops to share with them…
2020 April 30, Poetry workshop at St Augustine SS (Mississauga)
2020 April 21, Poets workshop at the Corpus Christi School (Mississauga, revisit )
2020, April 2, Poetry workshop at Francis Libermann school (Toronto, revisiting)
April 5, 2014 Poetry Tour at Markham Public Library 2013 Aug 31: Poetry Alive event at Churchill Meadows Library in Mississauga 2013 April: Poetry Alive event for Francis Libermann High School, in Scarborough 2013 Jan: Haiku workshop in as Poets in Schools (in Dovercourt Public School) 2012: Mississauga’s National Poetry Month event / Milton Acorn poetry events Videos for 2012 Mississauga’s National Poetry Month Reading (Churchill Meadows Branch of Mississauga Library) 2010, Culture Days: Poetry Alive event ( Churchill Meadows Branch of Mississauga Library) 2011, April (National Poetry Month) Poetry Alive event for high schools (St Joan of Arc High School) 2011 July 16 at Victoria Ztraine Career Development Center (Mississauga) 2011 July 30：Poetry Alive-Inspiration from Raymond Souster (in Marmora Al PurdyFest） 2011 Oct 2: Culture Days (Mississauga Central Lirary)
2011 Nov 3 Humber College Lakeshore Campus