Author Speaker Facilitator
Telling good stories.
About Carissa Halton
Stories that make you think
A national magazine award-winning writer, Carissa's work has appeared in Today's Parent, The Globe & Mail and Post Media Newspapers among others. Her debut book, Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood, was a finalist for the Edmonton Book Prize. Her essays have been anthologized. Jumping genres, she is currently writing a novel.
Her stories of love, loss and resiliency transfer seamlessly from the page to stage. As a seasoned motivational speaker, Carissa challenges audiences to build trusting community in their workplaces and neighbourhoods. Her keynote and workshops can be delivered in person and virtually. With humour and compassion, Carissa Halton entertains and enlightens.
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Stories that bring meaning and connection
Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood
An extended love note to a notorious neighbourhood. Each story helps readers discover the beauty, tragedy and power of compassion in their own communities.
Writing creative non-fiction, essays and lifestyle pieces
Carissa's profiles and articles delve deeply into politics, culture and identity. Her lifestyle and design writing focus on the human story.
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