Join poet, playwright, and author Shauntay Grant for a reading from her children's book "Africville" via Zoom. This presentation is co-hosted with the Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association in celebration of International Women's Week.
Join author Shauntay Grant as she discusses the creation of her award-winning picture book Africville - illustrated by Eva Campbell and published by Groundwood Books. Translator Josephine Watson joins Grant to discuss her work translating the project for a French edition released in Fall 2020 by Bouton d'Or Acadie. A Q&A with the creators will follow a reading of both the English and French editions of the book.
Tune in to hear excerpts of the freshest work from some of today's most exciting playwrights, Anosh Irani (Bombay Black, Buffoon, The Men In White) and Shauntay Grant (The Bridge, WORD, Steal Away Home). The event will be hosted by Weyni Mengesha, Frank Cox-O’Connell and Guillermo Verdecchia.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process as storyteller, playwright and award-winning author Shauntay Grant workshops scenes from a new theatrical work-in-progress, and talks about her poetic approach to playwriting. She will be joined by Zimbabwean musician Hope Masike for this very special event. Free Admission.
The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to offer a session of First Words: Poetry for the winter 2020 season. This section of the nine-week poetry writing course will be led by Shauntay Grant, Alison Smith, and Sue Goyette. This session will be offered on Wednesday evenings (7-9 pm) beginning February 12. As a welcoming space for beginner or emerging writers, First Words: Poetry provides an overview of the craft from several professional perspectives. No prerequisites or pre-existing pieces of writing are necessary for participation in this course.
Shauntay Grant joins a panel of musicians, scientists, artists and scholars from the humanities and social sciences to explore the nature of creativity and the creative process. The conversation is being convened by the Royal Society of Canada and the National Research Council.
This is a hands-on writing workshop for beginning and emerging writers of children’s picture books. You will generate ideas for stories through writing activities, explore writing tools and technique, develop and workshop a new picture book manuscript, and receive feedback on your manuscript from the instructor and workshop participants. While the focus of this workshop is on writing, you will also learn something of the business of publishing picture books. No prerequisites or pre-existing writing are required to participate – come to creatively explore the craft of writing for children.
This workshop will take place at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (1113 Marginal Road, Halifax) in three parts over three Thursday evenings: