Raquel Rivera

Raquel Rivera

Literary
Specialities: Creative writing, Non-fiction writing

Contact Info

Email address
Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

Experience working with

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

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

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Listed with QWF's Writers-in -CEGEPS; author-mentor with Quebec Roots (Blue Metropolis Foundation) ; writing mentor through the QWF Mentorship program.

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Central Quebec - Quebec City & Environs
  • Central Quebec - Rural/Regional Schools
  • Cree School Board
  • Eastern Shores - Gaspe/Coast
  • Eastern Shores - Lower St. Lawrence
  • Eastern Shores - Magdalen Islands
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Littoral - Lower North Shore
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir WilfridWilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I’m a writer, artist and performer who’s lived and worked in Washington DC, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Barcelona. Since settling in Montreal, I’ve pursued my interest in children’s and Young Adult literature, publishing books for young readers and leading writing workshops in schools and communities across Quebec and Canada. Awards and honours include the QWF Prize for Children’s and YA Literature (twice); USBBY Outstanding International Books; Quill & Quire’s “Best of 2007”(Children’s).

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

In the classroom, I connect with young readers and writers through a balance of group activities and individual writing time. My workshops focus on material produced by the students; through the lens of their own writing, we discuss creative and expressive techniques in fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Having lived and worked in a variety of cultures around the world, I encourage varying perspectives and a positive, open exchange. My education and experience in the visual arts allows me to incorporate visual literacy and/or image-making into writing workshops for younger students, and on projects such as website-building and graphic/comics-related works. My goal is for participants to understand themselves as viable contributors--and how they can hone their communication skills, for use in a variety of contexts.

Video

Artists Inspire Grants (ELAN Quebec's ArtEd Initiaves)
Spreading the Word (Blue Metropolis Foundation)
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