SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 9:30 AM — 11:00 AM HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY
Calling all kids: Join us at Halifax Central Library on Saturday, October 1 for readings with beloved authors Lawrence Hill (Beatrice and Croc Harry, ages 9-13), Brianna Corr Scott (Wildflower, ages 0-4), and Lauren Soloy (When Emily Was Small, ages 4-8). This free programming is open to all. Woozles will be on hand with books for sale. Lawrence Hill will host a reading for youth ages 9-13 from 9:30 AM — 10:15 AM in the BMO Community Room. Briana Corr Scott will host a reading for children ages 0-3 from 9:30 AM — 10:15 AM in Room 301. Lauren Soloy will host a reading for children ages 4-8 from 10:15 AM — 11:00 AM in Room 301.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM BMO COMMUNITY ROOM, HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY
In this workshop open to youth aged 10-14, we’ll explore the elements of storytelling with a focus on the “So What?” – why does what happens in the story matter to your characters, and to your readers? Learn about point of view, character development, building tension, raising the stakes… and come prepared to experiment as we go!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 1:00 PM — 2:15 PM BMO COMMUNITY ROOM, HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY
Meet Lynette Richards and Patrick Allaby, and learn about their work as graphic novelists.
Lynette has been cartooning her whole life. She chose Stained Glass as her professional medium because it is both a trade and an art that has used sequential narration for over 1000 years! Lynette owns and operates Rose Window Stained Glass in beautiful Terence Bay NS. She is a Craft Nova Scotia Master Artisan.
Patrick Allaby has published two graphic novels about type 1 diabetes with Conundrum Press, Martin Peter (2019), and The Water Lover (2021). His work manifests itself in print and on stage, where he has been performing hand-drawn slideshows since 2016. He has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo (2019) and currently lives in Sackville, NB.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 12:30 PM — 3:00 PM ROOM 301, HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY
Calling all kids: Join us at Halifax Central Library on Sunday, October 2 for readings with beloved authors Fabien Melanson, Nico, and others to be announced! This programming is presented in French.
Appel à tous les enfants : Joignez-vous à nous à la Bibliothèque centrale d'Halifax le dimanche 2 octobre pour des lectures avec les auteurs bien-aimés Fabien Melanson, Nico et d'autres à venir! Cette programmation est présentée en français.
Fabien Melanson will host a reading for children ages 0-3 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM in Room 301. Nico will host a reading for children ages 3-8 from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM in Room 301. Guest Author TBA will host a reading for youth ages 8-12 from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM.