A week of culture and literacy

This past week, a bevy of CWILL BC authors took to the stage to perform at venues around the lower mainland.

On Friday, September 25th, Lori Sherritt-Fleming and Silvana Goldemberg led a fantastic workshop—Writing with Writers—to celebrate Canada Culture Days at the Brighouse branch of the Richmond Public Library. Lori and Silvana led an interactive, hands-on workshop that featured word games with rhymes and puns that inspired attendees in the creative process.

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Later that evening, several CWILLers participated in “Adventure Awaits!” at Christianne’s Lyceumn as part of the Word Vancouver festivities.

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Tiffany Stone did a reading and drawing activity connected to her new picture book, Teatime, and—most magically—shrunk down to fit into a teacup. Not a believer? Here’s the photographic evidence:

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Afterwards, Kathy Beliveau, author of the Yoga Game, read from her book and led kids in a dynamic session of yoga.

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Finally, author and illustrator Lee Edward Födi read a scene from his latest book, Kendra Kandlestar and the Search for Arazeen, and then did a short presentation to show the audience the source of the scene’s inspiration: exotic markets from around the world.

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It was a packed house—and no wonder! After all of the performances, the young attendees got to embark on a treasure hunt in the fairy garden! (And how awesome is it to get to read at a venue that has a fairy garden?)

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On Sunday, a whole slate of CWILL authors participated at the Word Vancouver festivities at the downtown branch of the library, starting with two writing panels.

Panel #1, “Getting Started and Staying Motivated as a Published Children’s Book Author,” featured authors Aleesah Darlison (a guest of CWILL BC, visiting from Australia), Janet M. Whyte, D.R. Graham, Lori Sherritt-Fleming, and Mark David Smith.

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Panel #2, “The Creative Process . . . Tips and Techniques for Mapping Out Stories,” featured authors Lee Edward Födi, Tiffany Stone, Lois Peterson, and Melanie Jackson.

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Both panels had standing room only! Attendees not only got to hear from each of the authors speak about a particular area of expertise, but came away with a stack of handouts.

Later in the afternoon, illustrator Kathryn Shoemaker hosted the Kids’ Words tent, where many CWILL authors performed, including . . .

Tiffany Stone (Tea Time) . . .    wots2015_reading_tiffanystone

Kallie George (Clover’s Luck) . . .

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Robert Heidbreder (Song for a Summer Night) . . .

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Jeremy Tankard (Melvis and Elvis) . . .

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Melanie Jackson (Eyesore) . . .

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and Brandee Bublé (Jayde Jaybird), shown here with Kathryn Shoemaker.

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About Lee Edward Fodi

I’m a children’s author, illustrator, and specialized arts educator—or, as I like to think of myself, a daydreaming expert. I'm the author and illustrator of the Kendra Kandlestar series and The Secret of Zoone. During my free time, I'm a traveler, adventurer, and maker of dragon eggs. I live in Vancouver with my wife and unhelpful cat.
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