Bridging the Gap

Kyo Maclear, Serah-Marie McMahon and Tina Athaide

Bridging the Gap

Kyo Maclear, Serah-Marie McMahon and Tina Athaide

10:00am

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

120 mins

Join professional children’s authors to discuss how non-fiction writing for children can bridge the gap between the hard facts and developing an intrinsic understanding and empathy of issues around revising history, human rights and the environment. Presenting perspectives through the use of narrative gives space to develop an awareness of historical or global events on the lives of the individual. This fascinating discussion explores how these writers present challenging and, at times, disturbing issues in an accessible and informed way.

Moderated by Brandon Mitchell, Mi’kmaw graphic novelist and educator, and presented in partnership with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

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Join professional children’s authors to discuss how non-fiction writing for children can bridge the gap between the hard facts and developing an intrinsic understanding and empathy of issues around revising history, human rights and the environment. Presenting perspectives through the use of narrative gives space to develop an awareness of historical or global events on the lives of the individual. This fascinating discussion explores how these writers present challenging and, at times, disturbing issues in an accessible and informed way.

Moderated by Brandon Mitchell, Mi’kmaw graphic novelist and educator, and presented in partnership with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Featured Authors

Kyo Maclear is an essayist, novelist, editor and children's author. Her books have been translated into 18 languages, published in over 25 countries. Her non-fiction books include the hybrid memoir Birds Art Life (2017), winner of the Trillium Book Award, and Unearthing (Knopf and Scribner, 2023). She teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Guelph. kyomaclear.com kyomaclearkids.com

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Serah-Marie McMahon is the co-author of Killer Style, founded WORN Fashion Journal, and edited The WORN Archive, published by Drawn & Quarterly. She edits and writes children’s books in Toronto, Ontario.

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Tina Athaide was born in Uganda and grew up in London and Canada. Tina now lives with her husband and daughter in California, where she teaches students with special needs.

Read more about Tina Athaide

10:00am

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

120 mins

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