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Leah Bailly

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: North Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Virtual
Languages: English
Grant Eligibility: Eligible to apply for AIC

I am a multimedia writer and publisher who loves introducing students of all ages to digital art projects. I like to combine all kinds of audiovisual materials including music, creative writing, photography and video to make complex projects such as podcasts, web-magazines and electronic stories. This is a wonderful way to explore issues that matter to young people-- in mediums they find fun and engaging. By using the tools of our digital culture, we make innovative, fun, dynamic story-telling projects guided by issues of their choice. My own work has appeared online and in print journals and anthologies across the US and Canada and on CBC and NPR radio. I have won awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Yaddo Centre for the Arts, Breadloaf, Graywolf, and the Alberta Literary Awards. I hold a PhD in Creative Writing & Literature from the University of Southern California, where I was the Editor-in-Chief of Gold Line Press. I currently teach Creative Writing & Literature at Capilano University.

Testimonials & Reviews

Leah stimulated insightful and thought provoking conversation and was open to new ideas. She was encouraging and open minded about my writing. I love our final project, it really makes me proud of our class and our community. Student, Age 16
Leah Bailly's passion was apparent throughout the entire workshop. Her ability to relate to us made the discussion comfortable and productive. She is very personable and an empathetic listener. I wrote about things I wouldn't feel comfortable about normally. Student, Age 16

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