Cenovus Wordpower

Since 2007, for a week in early spring, the Wordpower teams have brought the magic of live literary artists into classrooms.

Wordpower Family Night

Join us on YouTube at 7:30pm on December 17, 2020 for Wordpower Family Night! This free virtual concert of stories brings together 7 Alberta authors, illustrators and storytellers to celebrate the wrap up of the 2020 Cenovus Energy/Young Alberta Book Society’s Wordpower tour. The evening is sure to bring some smiles and cheer as the presenters tell stories to warm your hearts.

About the Tour

Sixteen artists travel in pairs to the selected region on Sunday, conduct approximately four to six sessions of 40 to 60 minutes with up to 100 students at a time in local schools each day, participate in one or two evening presentation events during the week, and then head home on Friday evening. Artists also create a simple 1-page teacher guide handout on their presentations to assist teachers in making connections between the presentations and curriculum after the visit.

Although the Spring 2020 Wordpower had to be postponed due to the pandemic, we’re rescheduling all of the planned visits to happen online during the 2020-2021 school year. Wordpower East will be happening in schools in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche, Wood Buffalo region. Wordpower West takes the program to schools in Edson, Hinton, Whitecourt, High Praire, and Grande Cache.

Wordpower_2021_Application for current YABS members.

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