“Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.”  – Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Alessandra Naccarato is a dynamic educator with nearly a decade of teaching experience, committed to facilitating inquiry and self-discovery through the arts. With Graduate degrees in Creative Writing and Community Economic Development, she has offered hundreds of workshops, courses, and teacher training programs with esteemed arts organizations, school boards, festivals and NGOs across Canada and internationally. Passionate and committed to fostering authentic expression, she is known for creating anti-oppressive spaces that are both challenging and supportive.

Over the past three years, she has facilitated creative writing course at the University of British Columbia, acted as the coordinator and senior mentor of Booming Ground, offering six-month mentorships in poetry and creative non-fiction. She holds annual artist-in-residence placements in the Toronto District School Board and educator contracts with the Harbourfront Centre for the Arts in Toronto and Vancouver’s WordPlay Poetry in Schools program.