Monday, February 25, 2008

Christopher Dinsdale at Reading For The Love Of It 2008

Chris Dinsdale was honoured to be a presenter at this year's Reading For
The Love Of It 2008, Canada's largest language arts conference, at the
Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. Chris was asked by the organizers
to present on the topic "Using Literature to Investigate Canada's
Aboriginal Peoples and Early European Explorers". After explaining to
the audience how he developed and researched the storylines for both
Broken Circle and Stolen Away, Chris then tied the novels to the Native
Studies expectations of the Ontario Grade Six curriculum through a
series of successful cross-curricular, novel-based activities. Finally,
the delegates met with Chris as he signed books at the Bacon and Hughes
booth on the exhibition level of the conference facility. It was a
memorable day for Chris, for not only did he have the chance to present
to his colleagues but he also formed friendships with many of the other
authors attending the conference.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Brenda Chapman in the flesh!

Brenda Chapman visited Amanda Gray's Grade Six class at Elmdale Public School in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 20th as part of Bookfest Week.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Literary Evening Series

Napoleon and Company author Brenda Chapman was a guest of the Ottawa Public Library Foundation's 2007/2008 Literary Evening Series in November, entitled "An evening with author Jane Urquhart at the Chateau Laurier". Brenda is pictured with Jane and fellow RendezVous author R.J. Harlick, among other local authors.