Virtual Literary Walking Tour With Melanie Florence
December 29, 2020
Canadian literature through camping!
Join award-winning author, Melanie Florence, as she takes you through Algonquin Park, Canada’s oldest provincial park in a series of photos and memories. This tour will feature personal anecdotes as well as references and readings from various books that explore the park and nature.
This workshop includes writing exercises so be prepared for some literary inspiration!
It will be at 3pm on December 29th.
Melanie Florence is an award-winning writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. She was close to her grandfather as a child, a relationship that sparked her interest in writing about Aboriginal themes and characters. She is the author of Missing Nimama, which won the 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the 2017 Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award and was a finalist for the 2017 First Nation Communities READ award. Her picture book, Stolen Words, won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, is shortlisted for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and was given a starred review by Kirkus, who listed it as one of the best picture books of 2017 to give readers strength. Her other books include Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools, He Who Dreams, The Missing, One Night, Rez Runaway and Just Lucky, published in September 2019.
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