X-Page invites you to celebrate Peace Week. In the X-Page space, you will craft and share stories to celebrate our differences that make up the mosaic of the Canadian experience. It is the hope that sharing our stories will promote peace, understanding and acceptance.
The X-Page is a writing exercise. Their workshops use exercises based on Lynda Barry’s teaching and philosophy. It's the opposite of a blank page: it’s the space where we enter into an image using all of our senses.
Carrie Snyder is the author of four books of fiction, including Girl Runner, which was translated into a dozen languages and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Prize, and The Juliet Stories, a finalist for the Governor General’s award. Her new novel, Francie's Got a Gun, is published by Knopf Canada (summer, 2022). She is a consulting editor for The New Quarterly magazine, and teaches creative writing at the University of Waterloo. She is also the co-founder of the X Page Workshop, and has served as an editor, mentor, and project coordinator with the workshop, which is going into its fifth season this winter. Carrie Snyder lives in Waterloo, Ontario.
Anandi Carroll-Woolery is an auditor with the Government of Canada. Anandi participated in the 2020 X Page Workshop and her story was titled “The Virgin.” She returned to the X Page in 2021 and 2022 as a mentor and editor. She is the host of Your Region This Week and a variety of specials on Rogers tv. She an active member of Toastmasters International. Anandi is a member of the local theatre troupe “Flex We Talent”, where she has served as writer, producer, and director for many of their projects.