I will be sharing How Do You Dance? At BOTH Greenlight Bookstore locations in one day!
11:30 AM - Prospect Lefferts Gardens (632 Flatbush Ave)
reading, drawing demo and signing
1:30 PM - Fort Greene (686 Fulton St)
all of the above but we will end with a DANCE PARTY!
For ages 2-102
Join me at Porter Square Books in Cambridge for the Boston area launch of How Do You Dance?
There will be a reading of the book, a presentation of some of the process that went into its creation (think lots and lots of dance videos), a drawing and a signing… and perhaps a disco ball or two.
For ages 2-102
I will be sharing How Do You Dance? for the first time in NYC at Stories Bookshop and Storytelling lab.
Join me for a reading of the book, some of the process that went into its creation (think lots and lots of dance videos), a drawing and a signing… and perhaps a disco ball or two….and most likely some dancing.
For ages 2-102
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!
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.
I will read and sign Alfie books and we will draw lots of turtles.
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!
Join me for the Manhattan book launch for Alfie (the turtle that disappeared)
I will be reading, drawing and signing, sharing some of my process and inspiration, and there will be snacks!
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!