VSEAL’s Poetry for our Future! program is always looking to expand and welcomes proposals for workshops from:
Please submit a workshop outline and approach in line with the age group of learners at a proposed venue. Each 1-hour workshop will be remunerated at the rate of $125. For more information or to submit a proposal, please email email@example.com.
VSEAL’s publishing projects include the biannual Vallum: Contemporary Poetry magazine and the Vallum Chapbook Series. In order to further fulfill its goal of promoting literacy within the local, Montreal community, VSEAL also administers an outreach program, Poetry for our Future!, which hosts workshops in schools, shelters, and charitable organizations throughout the city, and occasionally in Ontario. These workshops focus on literacy, creative writing, literary appreciation, and self-expression as empowerment.
The Poetry for our Future! workshop series is coordinated at no cost to the host organization or its participants. VSEAL covers the administration costs and the facilitators’ honorariums, yet in order to sustain this good work, VSEAL relies on the support and generosity of donors. Please consider making a contribution to maintain and expand the development of literacy, literary appreciation, and new creative writing talent.
In order to secure VSEAL’s long-term sustainability, VSEAL is currently enrolled in the Quebec Government Mécénat Placements Culture program, administered by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec. This program matches every donation made to VSEAL 3-to-1. From these matched donations, 70% are given directly to VSEAL by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec after two years. The remaining 30%, to be endowed over a 10-year period at community Fondation du Grand Montréal, will then be returned to VSEAL. This means that every donation made to VSEAL is eventually tripled in value.