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We Already Know the Way: Object, Poetry and Sense with Jillian Christmas

Waitlist Only

March 2022 – June 2022
Flexible start times

Join award winning author, spoken word artist, musician and creative facilitator, Jillian Christmas, as we venture through the worlds of nature, culture, and self. Designed for grades 6–12, taking place over two progressive two-hour sessions, one virtual workshop hosted by Jillian Christmas and one presented in-person at MOA.

Drawing inspiration from chosen items found in our own homes, as well as those found within the grounds and cases of MOA, students will utilize written and spoken word to explore connecting concepts of community, belonging, and lineage. The Museum is located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam people and we will engage with that knowledge as a necessary compass, asking participants to locate themselves and their experience in the context of that knowledge.

These may provide a wonderful chance for students who are preparing for other oratory school presentations, including Poetry in Voice and Hullabaloo: youth spoken word festival.

For more information or to be added to the program waitlist, please contact

  • Fee: $550/class + taxes (museum admission included)
  • Grades: 6–12
  • Duration: 4 hours (2 hours digital, 2 hours in-person)
  • Flexible start times
  • Limit of 1 class (max. 30 students) per workshop