SD46: Writers in schools

Three outstanding writers will be visiting Sunshine Coast schools and classrooms in February to share their books, stories and insights about writing and storytelling. 

Robin Stevenson, the author of over 20 books, will be visiting eight schools Feb. 6 to 8 to talk about her latest book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community. Stevenson has spoken to thousands of kids and teens at hundreds of schools and libraries across Canada. She is a strong and committed advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. 

article continues below

Mark Winston will meet the Creative Writing class at Chatelech Secondary School on Feb. 8 to discuss writing non-fiction: how to tell a true story about personal experiences, real people and events in a compelling and creative way. Winston won the Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction for his book Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive. 

Nicola Campbell returns to the Sunshine Coast to visit five elementary schools at the end of February. Campbell is Nłe7kepmx, Syilx and Métis and is the award-winning author of four books for children. In her words: “I heard an elder speak of the importance of our languages and our culture. He said that our words are powerful; our stories are elastic; our languages are music: they dance, they move and they are medicine for our people. He said they are a spirit within themselves and we are only the channel that brings them to life. I write because I know what he said is true.” 

These opportunities are made possible through Celebration of Authors, Books and Children (CABC), a joint initiative of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast). CABC brings professional writers and storytellers into Sunshine Coast schools and classrooms to inspire and support student development as readers, writers and storytellers. 

For more information about CABC, contact Jane Davidson at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts at jane@writersfestival.ca or 604-885-9631.

– Submitted

© Copyright Coast Reporter

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Coast Reporter welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

QUESTION OF THE WEEK POLL

Is it time to accept the privately operated Trellis long-term care facility for Sechelt as a done deal?

or  view results

Popular Local A & E