The Shoe Project returns to Canmore and Banff with another evening of stories from the Bow Valley’s immigrant and refugee women.
"Shoes accompany us on all our journeys. They say who we are, where we came from and where we are going.” – Katherine Govier
The Shoe Project is a writing and performance workshop for immigrant women who tell the stories of their journeys to Canada, through a pair of shoes. The project was created by novelist Katherine Govier and incubated at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.
Writing their shoe memoirs while being mentored by Canadian writers and voice coaches helps the participants be heard in their communities, and in the Canadian mainstream. Join them for this very personal performance as they share their powerful stories.
Special thanks to the project organizer and alumnae Noriko Ohsada.
Photos by Alexis McKeown Photography