AFTERWORDS
LITERARY FESTIVAL

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CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMMING

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TICKETS ON SALE JULY 4, 2022

YOUTH PROGRAMMING PRESENTED BY OUR CHILDREN MAGAZINE

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 CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMMING 
READINGS 
WITH WITH BRIANA CORR SCOTT, LAWRENCE HILL & LAUREN SOLOY


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
9:30 AM — 11:00 AM 
HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY


Join us in Paul O’Regan Hall 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 (Mermaid Lullaby, 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 read at 9:30 AM, Lauren Soloy will read at 10:15 AM, Briana Corr Scott will read at 11:00 AM. One ticket gets you access to the entire event.

FREE TO ATTEND
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 CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMMING 
TELLING STORIES THAT MATTER
(AGES 10-14)

WITH CHAD LUCAS


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! Registration is required for this free workshop with Chad Lucas, author of Thanks A Lot, Universe.

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 PANELS & READINGS 
YOUNG ADULT COMIC BOOK PANEL
WITH LYNETTE RICHARDS, PATRICK ALLABY & MOLLIE CRONIN


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
1:00 PM — 2:15 PM 
BMO COMMUNITY ROOM, HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

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! Her debut graphic novel, Call Me Bill, is published by Conundrum Press/Emanata. 

 

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.

 

Mollie Cronin is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, and curator from Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS). In 2015 she received a BA in Art History from NSCAD University before accidentally becoming a cartoonist that same year. Her comics and fat-positive illustrations have been featured on the hit Hulu show Shrill, illustrated Sofie Hagen’s 2019 book Happy Fat, and have been made into clothing, tattoos, and a newspaper comic strip called Art Brat Comics. Cronin currently teaches comics classes in NSCAD’s extended studies program and is writing her first graphic novel about a fat punk girl living in a swamp.


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 CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMMING 
READINGS (FRENCH LANGUAGE)
WITH FABIEN MELANSON, NICO &
DENIS M. BOUCHER

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
12:30 PM — 3:00 PM 
ROOM 301, HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

PRESENTED BY LE CONSEIL COMMUNITAIRE DU GRAND-HAVRE

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Appel aux jeunes : Rendez-vous à la Bibliothèque centrale de Halifax le dimanche 2 octobre pour des lectures et des ateliers avec les auteurs Fabien Melanson, Nico et Denis M. Boucher. La programmation se déroulera en français.

Calling all kids: Join us at Halifax Central Library on Sunday, October 2 for readings with beloved authors Fabien Melanson, Nico, and Denis M. Boucher! This programming is presented in French.


FREE TO ATTEND
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PRESENTED BY LE CONSEIL COMMUNITAIRE DU GRAND-HAVRE

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En participant à cet atelier haut en couleur et interactif, les jeunes écrivains pourront acquérir les connaissances de base qui leur permettront de bâtir un récit d’aventures. En s’appuyant sur les romans de la série Les aventures des Trois Mousquetaires, l’auteur démontrera, entre autres, comment donner vie aux personnages, établir le cadre de l’histoire et monter une intrigue bien ficelée. Les participantes et les participants en apprendront également sur les différents types de narration et le développement des dialogues.

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