Award-winning author and poet Joy Kogawa lends her support to Megaphone's writing workshop program:
"Greetings to Megaphone, to those who write in it, to those who read it, to those who produce it and to those who sell it. Thanks for every bit of connecting.
These days I think of a story about forest creatures who fled from a forest fire and stood outside helplessly watching the fire, except for a hummingbird who flew back and forth taking a beak-full of water from a stream and dropping it on the fire. A bear watching, looked up and asked, somewhat annoyed, 'What are you doing?' And the hummingbird replied, 'I'm doing what I can.'
I think when we're doing 'what we can' we'll be amazed to see what happens. It's certainly true in my life.
See you flying over the forest fire, Megaphoners."
Megaphone runs a series a writing workshops in treatment centres, social housing buildings and community centres in the Downtown Eastside and downtown Vancouver. Many of the stories and poems from these workshops are published in Megaphone Magazine.
This spring Megaphone needs to raise $10,000 to help fund this program. Please donate $25, $50 or $100 today and help ensure that these voices continue to be heard.