The Wild Lily Institute
The Wild Lily Institute was founded in 2005, and is located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. We are an affiliate of the Canadian Federation of Poets and the Lucy Maud Montgomery Institute.
Emily Isaacson is our director and founder. She has been writing for 30 years now, and is a published author. She is also very integrated in the arts scene of the Fraser Valley. Her book sales benefit her humanitarian cause, Holistic Vision International where she advocates for human rights and minority groups, including aboriginal peoples. Emily operates a clinic in downtown Mission, B.C.
Emily Isaacson is formally trained in languages, music, and writing. She has taught creative writing at the MAC in Mission, been a docent at The Act, and worked as a gallery attendant at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford. She has served on the board of the Waterhouse Foundation for contemporary artists (2005-2013), now called the Clay Road Foundation (2014-16). This group of contemporary artists is visiting on a global scale what it means to found legacy in the art world. Coming from all backgrounds and all levels of both emerging and professional artists, they seek to make a difference in their communities with their art form.
Emily Isaacson is the author of a children's book called, Little Bird's Song which is about the nature of self-actualization and healing. Emily Isaacson is also the author of eleven poetry books. The select poetry of Emily Isaacson can be purchased on this site. To learn more about Emily's postmodern poetry that shaped the Institute, visit The Clay Road Literature Portal or read her reviews.
Emily Isaacson founded Voetelle Art & Design, the art behind the Institute, serving as our design department for the past decade. She served as a professional photographer of British Columbia (PPABC) from 2010-2012. She exhibited in 2010 at the Mission Arts Centre, where she served for three years on the board of directors of the Mission Arts Council.
Visit Voetelle Gallery where she presents her unique scenic landscapes of the Fraser Valley.