CBC Radio’s 2006 and 2007 Poet Laureate, Michelle Muir (aka Nuff Said) is a poet, a Spoken Word artist, a full time teacher for the Peel District School Board in Mississauga, a professional storyteller, a university lecturer and motivational speaker. In 1999, she began “Nuff Said,” a spoken word entertainment company. She is a member of the Board of Directors for People For Education, conference presenter and in- house writer for Nelson Publishing and CBC Radio. Dubbed an ambassador for literacy, Ms. Muir performs for audiences across Canada and the United States. Whether she is working in the classroom, or presenting at literacy conferences, or performing spoken words for high school and post secondary students, or making visits to elementary schools, to story tell in her “alter-ego” characters, “Auntie Michee” and “Lady Fro”; Michelle Muir uses words as her muse. She has worked with Canadian storyteller, Robert Munsch, author Lawrence Hill and comedian Russell Peters, has written and performed pieces for organizations such as the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Canada, Toronto and Peel District School Boards, Toronto Public Libraries and Vanier Correctional Facilities in Milton. In 2009, Ms. Muir released her debut collection of poetry and spoken word CD entitled, Nuff Said, published by TSAR Books. Michelle is currently working on a collection of children’s poetry, a literacy resource for teachers.
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