It's Seusstivus on Canada Writes!
This Christmas Day, CBC Radio is adding a Seussian spin to their holiday programming: a CBC/McGill production of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" with WireTap's Jonathan Goldstein. We've caught the Seussian fever here at Canada Writes, and as of today we're celebrating two weeks of "Seusstivus" with Canadian children's authors... and one Grinchily addictive Twitter challenge.
So how are we celebrating Seusstivus? Glad you asked!
Writing tips from children's authors: In the Seussian spirit, a sled bulging full of Canadian children's authors will offer up their wisdom about why it’s important to be creative with language when writing for children, and how they play with language in their writing.
New Seussian words: We've also asked Canadian kids' authors to coin some new Seussian words to describe their writing process.
Seusstivus Twitter Challenge: On Tuesday, December 18, we'll be holding an 8-hour Twitter challenge with a Seussian theme, great kids' book giveaways, a surprise judge and a grand prize that will make you the envy of every Who down in Whoville! Members of CANSCAIP, the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers, will be reading your tweets all day and offering up writing wisdom of their own. Stay tuned for more details.
So polish up that single reindeer horn, tie it to your dog's head, get Cindy Lou a big slice of roast beast... and enjoy our tribute to the marvelous creativity of Dr. Seuss.
(Oh, and to get you into the spirit—don't miss The Grinch Who Stole Christmas tonight at 8 pm on CBC Television!)