Nicole's organizing a book drive for rural communities in Africa, so she's hoping to receive some donated books at the festival. She also find book spine poetry to be a fun, unique way to introduce poetry to people!
She's looking forward to connecting with other artists and learning about different mediums, and seeing the public's contributions and reactions to them.
Nicole Blinn is a grade twelve student at Centre scolaire de la Rive-Sud. Her three biggest passions are combined in this project: poetry, books, and social activism! She hopes to study Development in university; and wants to start both a literacy program and poetry workshops in rural areas.
Afterglow presents the arts in an accessible manner to Bridgewater. Afterglow introduced Nicole to poetry; and she's been hooked ever since. It's a fantastic festival that brings together not only artists, but the community as well.