Join me at Yorkdale Indigo, April 29, 1-4

Come and talk to me about The Blues or baseball or Christie Pits or writing or … whatever you want!

I’ll be signing copies of Sliding Home, along with fellow author Nancy Miller, who is debuting her first YA novel Gang Girls.

We’ll be upstairs, near the children’s books.

Hope to see you there!

Continuing your writing education

I am doing an MA, Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Gloucestershire.

The program is in conjunction with a program by the Humber School for Writers.

They asked me about my MA journey, and posted this Q&A. If you’re interested in furthering your writing education, I highly recommend the Humber/UoG MA program.

Click the link below for the Q&A.

https://creativearts.humber.ca/programs/school-writers/news/qa-with-joyce-grant-about-u-gloucestershire-ma.html

Reading for the Love of It Feb. 22/23: “Teaching About Fake News”

I’ll be at the awesome Reading for the Love of It conference in Toronto, talking to educators about “How to teach kids about fake news–and how to avoid it.”

If you’re interested in media literacy, this is a not-to-be-missed presentation (in my humble opinion) because … well, check out what you’ll get:

  • How to spark critical thinking in kids
  • How to know if an article is real or not
  • How to investigate an article
  • The entire “fake news” spectrum
  • Awesome in-class lessons
  • Resources
  • And so much more (and that’s not just click-bait, baby! Okay, that’s actually a little click-baity. But my presentation isn’t!)

I’m presenting on Thursday Feb. 22 (12:45, Cedar Room) and on Friday Feb. 23 (12:45, Maple East & West) at The Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto,

Here’s more information about Reading for the Love of It.

See you there!
#RFTLOI

Breaking In (to kidlit publishing)

L-R: Authors Jon-Erik Lappano, Joyce Grant, Heather Camlot, Melanie J. Fishbane after the 2017 PYI Breaking In panel discussion.

I recently moderated a panel about how to “break in” to kidlit publishing.

The panel was held at CANSCAIP’s annual Packaging Your Imagination conference in Toronto. My panelists were three successful recently debuted authors: Jon-Erik LappanoMelanie J. Fishbane and Heather Camlot.

This is the second Breaking In panel I’ve moderated and I think I can safely say, from the comments we received, it was helpful to many people who are trying to become published children’s authors.

If you’re trying to break in, check out the list of resources we put together after last year’s panel. It has been freshly updated this year with new dates and information.

See you next year!