April Ford

Specialities: Creative writing, Haiku, Non-fiction writing, Podcasting, Screenplay writing, Spoken Word/Slam Poetry, Storytelling, Zines

Contact Info

Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

Experience working with

  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers in the Communities Program

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • English Montreal
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
April is an intervention worker and creative writing instructor for at-risk youth. She’s a Pushcart Prize recipient for her short story “Project Fumarase” and has held fully funded residencies at Ucross Foundation and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

I have extensive experiencing helping at-risk youth, university students, community groups, professionals, seniors, and non-traditional learners pursue their passions and discover their aptitudes for language and creative expression. As an educator, I'm interested in how we can use our built-in skills—along with potential we might not yet realize we have!—to tell original stories and make our experiences accessible to others.

Through fiction, poetry, memoir, drawing, and public speaking, I provide tools for learners to find their voices, try out new voices, and even be a voice for others. As every individual and group is unique, I adapt content and activities accordingly, always with the goal of challenging and empowering learners.
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