K-12 Contemplative Practice of Writing

The Contemplative Practice of Writing


All are welcome.  If you came last year, join us and share your CPOW experiences!

This workshop is a playful place where participants will experience how the mindful making of lines and marks on paper prepares us for creative and innovative work.


CPOW is a radical move beyond journals into a private, productive headspace. I have made my living as a writer and editor for almost twenty-five years, and recently I have begun to dig deeper into understanding how tactile acts of writing fuel thought and unleash wisdom.


This is a hands-on workshop featuring strategies that teachers can enjoy in their own lives and integrate into classroom practice.  Come and try the original CPOW Book 1, and give your feedback on our new CPOW Classroom Edition.



Target Audience

All Grades K-12

To Bring/Important Notes

All supplies are included, but participants can bring their favourite pen or pencil if they would like.


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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  • K Jane Watt

    K. Jane Watt, PhD is an award-winning Fort Langley based editor and writer.  She is the founder of the small publishing company, Fenton Street Press, the author of the recent history book Surrey: A City of Stories and the children's books the The Boy Who Paints and The Girl Who Writes, and part of the team that created the new book We Are Kwantlen to be released in spring of this year.  She is the Past President of the British Columbia Historical Federation -- a not-for-profit representing 100 societies across the province who tell the diverse and changing stories of British Columbia --  and Managing Editor of British Columbia History magazine.