June 2, 2016

The class is full!! Here’s a massive thanks to 826 Valencia for making this possible and Michele Root-Bernstein, author of Inventing Imaginary Worlds.

April 28, 2016

We’d like to thank graphic designer Audrey Jardin for her lovely work designing this logo.

April 11, 2016

Behind the scenes at My Secret Country we are hard at work on animation. Animator Lealie Hayek, from Australia, is finalizing our first animated scene.

January 11, 2016

Codes and Cipher’s were on Meredith’s mind in fourth grade. If you’re not sure what those are, think of Turing cracking the enigma code.

December 14, 2015

From Youwarkee's imaginary world, - meet the neederander

December 4, 2015

At first glance, the planet Iveny looks like a familiar place. It has water, a breathable atmosphere and supports a bustling human population. it could be Earth, if you don’t look too closely.

But if you do…

…you’ll find that Iveny’s universe plays by different rules. As...

November 12, 2015

Check out the participatory writing process bringing My Secret Country to life. Max, Maxine and Doreanna are participants in the film (ages 10 and under), and are also collaborating to write the hybrid (fiction) part of the story where their imaginary friends go on an...

October 1, 2015

My Secret Country, the film, is all about world building, because we believe that if you can build alternate worlds, you’re that much closer to innovating in this world. And more than ever, we need innovators to bring solutions to life, for the problems we face. Mark L...

September 24, 2015

The imaginary world, Kudopel (CUHDDA-PULL), was born when eight-year-old Angelica was frustrated. She thought she was on the way to Toys”R”Us, but her Mom had to stop along the way to run a few errands. In her frustration, she decided to take control of the situation i...

September 14, 2015

Have you ever been stressed out before a big test or a presentation in front of your colleagues or classmates? You feel anxious. Nervous. What if no one likes your talk? What if you’ve overlooked an entire section on the test, and you fail all of those questions? And,...

September 7, 2015

Another creature who is part of Verasigh, Doreanna’s imaginary world, is the Goblin King. Doreanna describes him like this:

“His body shape is muscular, but his legs are not that muscular, they are more skinny. He has a bunch of scars. He has somewhat pointy ears. He ha...

August 31, 2015

Part of our challenge in creating this film is staying as true as we can to each of the participants ideas of their imaginary worlds and the creatures or friends who inhabit them. In the case of 9-year Doreanna, she likes to write but she says that she doesn’t want to...

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