Catch the Fire – Winners of the PYE Book Competition


PYE’s first ever book is now on sale!

To celebrate we decided to give away 5 copies.

And the winners are…

We picked the winners using a randomization machine which scrambled all the entries and picked out the top 5:

  • Hareleen Bhogal
  • Jasmine Scarf
  • Michele Chai
  • Pooja Rao
  • Carole DeMar

Thanks to everyone who entered. The book will be on sale through our website shortly so watch this space for more details.

Catch the Fire

We’re super excited and pleased to bring this book to the public. It contains loads of workshop ideas and tips as well as deep insights into the Creative Community Model and how we get the best out of groups using creativity.

Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities is the first book written by PYE Co-founders Charlie Murphy and Peggy Taylor. It looks at a worldwide movement of artists and practitioners using the arts to awaken the purpose, power and possibility in youth and adults alike.

“The arts are the languages of the soul, that express and define the best and worst of what we are and could be. They are also a powerful tool for change.

Catch the Fire is full of living examples of how the arts enable us to connect deeply with our own humanity across generations and cultures, while providing us practical tools that can transform us, our communities and the world around us (PYE power!)”
Peter Gabriel


Enjoyed that? You might be interested in these articles:

October 2013: Brazilian youth speaks
In September we ran our second youth camp on the beautiful grounds of an Agrifirma farm in Western Bahia, Brazil. On returning home Alesson Santos Oliveira who had attended the camp was asked to write about his experiences. Read what he said.
July 2013: The PYE Global Gathering
In July 2013, 90 incredible social artists gathered together on Whidbey Island, WA, USA for a week long residential camp. The results were over-whelming.
June 2013: Unleashing the creative power of young people in rural South Africa
Continuing our work in South Africa, this April PYE Lead Facilitators Nadia Chaney, Justin Silbaugh and Xola Yoyo (founder of Imithayelanga Youth Development) ran a training program for a group of young people who are in the process of becoming community leaders.


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