Daybreak Again: November 17/18, 2012
We may not all be science buffs but science and technology are a part of daily life for all of us, from the minute our cellphones ring to looking up at the night sky. That's the idea behind the latest challenge from CBC's Canada Writes. The winner of the Close Encounters with Science Writing challenge will go home with a cool $1000 from the Canada Council for the Arts. You have until November 20 to get your short story in about your experience and stories about science and a number of writers have been selected to contribute pieces already. They include Wayson Choy, a Governor General Award winner and Marcello Di Cintio, an Alberta travel writer. Marcello is featured today on the Canada Writes website, with his essay on Fruit flies. He's also got a new book on travel out called Walls: Travels Along the Barricades.
To celebrate the joy of reading, the TD Bank / CBC Kids Book Club connects young readers with the books nominated for the $25,000 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award to be announced on Wednesday, November 21. Ahead of that, two of the nominated creators visited Connaught School in Calgary. Andrea Spalding is based on Vancouver Island. She immigrated to Canada in 1967 and began writing for children in 2003 with the book, The Most Beautiful Kite in the World. The book was illustrated by Alberta-native Pascal Milleli, a graduate of the Alberta College Art and Design. His work includes designing video game strip covers, graphics for CBC Television, and art for the Vancouver Opera. Andrea Spalding read from her latest, Seal Song, in front of some Grade 3 and 4 ESL students at Connaught School in Calgary. She also met Pascal for the very first time during their visit.
Political activist and writer, Warren Kinsella still plays in a punk band and it could that rebellious streak that informs his passion for politics and society. He's published Fight the Right which he describes as a manual for progressives and left-leaning Canadians to get their act together and unite to defeat the current Conservative government. He outlined his goals and philosphy in a wide-ranging discussion with Russell Bowers.
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