The Shoe Project
The Shoe Project continues at the Bata Shoe Museum.
The Shoe Project waiting list has opened up. If you are an immigrant to Canada with high intermediate English
skills who wants to express yourself better in writing, and would enojoy talking with other women
about immigration journeys and SHOES, please send a letter telling us. We'll contact you.
The Shoe Project: New 3-minute video: Find out what we do at The Shoe Project and how you can get involved.
The Shoe Project: Standing Room Only 2: Meet the members of the Shoe Project and sample their stories.
View the 20-minute video collage taken at the June 6, 2013 performance at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto.
At CBC’s Ideas, Katherine talks to Paul Kennedy about The Shoe Project. You can stream the program at http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/06/10/in-their-shoes-ii-1/.
Katherine writes about The Shoe Project:
The Shoe Project operates under the umbrella of the Mary A Tidlund Charitable Foundation.
The design of the webpages in this section is taken from the Bata Shoe Museum webpages designed by Nicole Cahill; all of the photos are by Suzanne McLean © 2012 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada.
The Shoe Project is an ongoing writing workshop for women who are new to Canada, led by Katherine, and funded by a private sponsor.
We meet for eight weeks in spring and fall. We exchange stories of arrival, and the role shoes play in old and new lives. At the end of each
session we have either a 'Snapshot Exhibit' or a performance. We
are fortunate to be able to meet in the Bata Shoe Museum, and visit their storage under the guidance of Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack. The Shoe Project tours, too! Our shoes have been exhibited at Bow Valley College in Calgary and Mohawk College in Hamilton.
For more information write to: email@example.com
These are the stories - and shoes - from Session 1, Session 2 and Session 3. Bios of the writers follow the stories.