Join the Shoe Project in Vancouver this Fall


162 W 1st Ave #203

Vancouver, BC

Are you an immigrant or refugee woman interested in writing?

Join the Shoe Project in Vancouver this Fall

September 21 –November 23, 2021, (10 Meetings) 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the BMO Theatre Centre

Private performance coaching follows              

Final performances in January 2022


What will we do?

Twelve women will work with Vancouver writer Caroline Adderson to create a 600-word personal memoir about their journey to Canada, told through a pair of shoes. The writing component is followed by voice coaching and a public performance of the stories, for those who are interested.

Who are we looking for?

  • Women (age 18 to 80) who have immigrated or come as refugees to Canada as adults (and did not go through the Canadian school system) and who have learned English as an additional language.  


  • They want to tell their story, are interested in others’ stories, and want to be able to write expressively in English. 


  • Recent participants have come from Syria, China, Kurdistan, Iran, Brazil, Philippines, Tibet, Nepal, Russia, Columbia, Eritrea, Somalia and more.


Participants must commit to the entire program; we pay for the right to publish the completed stories.

To apply contact to register for an interview or for more information.