We’re going to talk about picture books, and I’m even going to ask them to help me write one!
One of the country’s best book festivals takes place this Sunday in Rockton, Ontario, just outside of Hamilton. The Telling Tales Literary Festival is a celebration of words — written, spoken, sung — and great books.
I’ll be working with budding young journalists to teach some cool interviewing techniques. And we might even have some “special guests” drop by to be interviewed!
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!
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
- 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!
And might I just add–if you’re not, you should! But I digress.
I’ll be signing copies of my latest middle-grade novel, SLIDING HOME, on Fri., Feb. 2 at 1:00 at the Lorimer Booth.
More details here: http://www.olasuperconference.ca/event/joyce-grant-book-signing/
Drop by, say hi and pick up a copy of Sliding Home!
See you there!
I’ll be talking to kids about writing, and picture books, and “critical thinking” about the media. My main goal, for all my presentations, is to inspire kids to write (or draw) and to read.
I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new people, and seeing things I haven’t seen before. I took a two-day train ride here, so I could see the country and boy, did I! If you’ve never taken the train for a long trip, you definitely should. It’s much, much more than “transportation.” There was live music, and really interesting fellow passengers and even a stop-over to see Winnipeg. So good! Hey, I even saw my first, live-in-the-wild moose! Incredible!
If you’d like to follow my journey across Canada and around Alberta, please follow me on Twitter @JGCanada (even if you don’t have a Twitter account). Or, check out the hashtag #TDBookWeek.
And, to my fellow touring authors — I hope you have an amazing trip!
Come to my fun four-week journalism course sponsored by Toronto Public Libraries and Sophie’s Studio.
Click HERE for the details and registration information on the library website.
Sign up now because space is limited!