Lea Beddia

Specialities: Creative writing, Storytelling

Contact Info

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Resides in
Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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Experience working with

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

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

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

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • Blue Metropolis Foundation

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I am a writer for young adults and my novels offer teens accessible literature about resilience. I am experienced in working with at-risk students, those with learning/behavioral difficulties, and gifted students in enriched classes. I use music, poetry, prompts, improv, and games to unlock creativity. Students will develop exciting characters, making them ready to draft remarkable stories. I create MEQ-aligned workshops, which follow the progressions of learning.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Writing a great story starts with creating a relatable character with wants, fears and strengths. In my workshops, students will use a combination of individual writing, games, improv and discussion to create a character and bring them to life. Once fears and strengths have been outlined, students begin to work toward creating conflict for their characters and then generate a plot outline for their story. We will use games like "Clue", "Kids against Maturity", "Brain Games," and "Nonsense" to relax our creative muscles and explore new ideas. In the final workshops, students will learn about revision. We will use improve games related to grammar and word choice. Students will have a chance to share their writing with the group to gain feedback and generate new ideas. With my experience working with children and teens, I am accustomed to working with students at various reading and writing levels and can adapt my workshops to the needs of students.

One-Day Event Description

I am not Afraid: Live Storytelling

My presentation starts with a personal oral story. I then explain how I used to have debilitating stage fright and discuss the techniques I used to push through my fears to perform live on stage. I also incorporate games and brainstorming about fears to spark students' own storytelling ideas.

I can work with any number of students at a time.

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The video is one of several live stories I have told on stage with Confabulation Montreal and serves as an example of a story I could tell to an audience of students.


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