Poetry circles, installations, a street level art gallery for marginalized artists, and a museum exhibit sharing stories of homeless are some of the ways Lesley-Anne holds space for those most overlooked in society. Her presence extends to communities and gatherings where she accompanies others in various ways on their creative path.


Naramata Centre, Expand Your ResilienceThe Resilience of the Imagination, Summer Program, Facilitator, Aug. 2021

Naramata Centre, Gathering Poems for Winter, Guest Poet, Dec. 2020 (Zoom readings and presentation, 2 sessions)

Metro Community, Creative Curator, Artist in Residence, Mentor, 2014 — 2018

Karis Recovery House, Poetry Circle and Expressive Arts Facilitator, 2017 — ongoing

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission Courtyard, Poetry Wall, Sept. 2016 (project facilitator/mentor)

Metro Community, Wall of Hope, Apr. 2016 (project facilitator/mentor)

Society for Learning in Retirement, Oct. 2014 (workshop/reading)

Metro Central, Poetry Circle Facilitator, Sept. 2014 — 2018

The Well E-Zine, Co-Editor & Contributing Writer, 2008 to 2010 (print)

Pink Ink Workshop for Writing Women, Creator, Administrator, 2007 — 2009

“Lesley Anne is the rare combination of a gentle spirit and a powerful, passionate voice…her humility in practice has allowed others the rare invitation to participate in the life-giving opportunity for collaboration.”

Laurence East

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