Story time with the BNY's Childrens Book Makers!
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Story time with the BNY's Childrens Book Makers!

Join me, Ruth Chan and Chris Silas Neal as we share our Brooklyn Navy yard-made children’s books at BLDG 92! Event is FREE and you can register on the event page: https://www.brooklynnavyyard.org/visit/tours-and-events/storytime-bny-june1

Heder will be reading “Fraidyzoo,” and “Alfie (The Turtle That Disappeared),” and sharing a sneak peak of the forthcoming, “How Do You Dance?”

Chan is known for her lovable animal characters in books such as “Where’s the Party” and “Georgie’s Best Bad Day.”

Silas Neal has a way with colors and shapes and is the artist behind books such as “From Tree to Sea” (written by Shelley Moore Thomas) and “I Won’t Eat That.”

Between listening to stories and hearing from the artists how they think of and create their stories and illustrations, children will get the opportunity to draw and get ideas to help write their own stories. Books will be available for purchase!

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The Making of a Picture Book presented by Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Making of a Picture Book presented by Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab

  • St Francis College, Workshop Room 3213 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me and other talented creators at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

A panel on process, from the first spark of an idea, through drafting and revising and production! We’ll talk how books get made and see a behind-the-scenes glimpse of great authors and illustrators at work. Moderated by Maggie Pouncey, owner of Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab (and author of the forthcoming picture book, The Fort on the Moon), with Ruth Chan (Georgie’s Best Bad Day and Where’s the Party), Vashti Harrison (Little Leaders and Little Dreamers), Thyra Heder (Fraidyzoo and Alfie), and Sean Qualls (Grandad Mandela and Why Am I Me?). With screen projection.

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L.A. launch at Pop-Hop!
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

L.A. launch at Pop-Hop!

A new year has passed and turtles are slow to catch up...come join me celebrate a delayed west coast launch of Alfie (The Turtle That Disappeared) at Pop-Hop in Highland Park! There will be reading, drawing, turtle videos, and other special surprises. 

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The Stoop Series: Children’s Books for Brooklyn Now
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Stoop Series: Children’s Books for Brooklyn Now

Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab comes to BRIC for a panel discussion with Brooklyn children’s book authors and illustrators Ruth Chan, Thyra Heder, and Javaka Steptoe, who will share their process of bookmaking. Complete with visuals and a live drawing demo, these local talents will show you the ins and outs of how to make a picture book, from the first spark of an idea to the gorgeous final product.

BRIC’s Stoop Series welcomes you in for dynamic conversations that connect art, performance, media and other creative fields with big ideas that are important to Brooklynites. The Stoop Series highlights voices we don’t hear enough, creative solutions that deserve more attention, artistic endeavors that make you see the world differently and tools for enhancing your own creativity. Join us on the Stoop -- there’s something different every week!

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Jun
20
to Jun 25

Sundance Screenwriter's Lab

I had the incredible fortune of attending the June 2015 Sundance Screenwriter's Lab for an animated feature project I am working on with my friend Brent Green.  It was truly one of the most creatively exciting and exhausting weeks of my life.  I look forward to the work ahead!

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