UPDATE: The first airing happened and some great reviews are rolling in! Missed it? It repeats this week a few times. Not sure how long this will remain active but you can also watch here: https://www.facebook.com/RTVOttawa/videos/1968230963222655/ Start A Story is now a 30-minute kids show! The group story building workshop I run for kids from kindergarten … Continue reading Start A Story the TV Show!
John Young Elementary School invited me to read, storytell, and speak with an assembly of their primary classes this past Friday September 21st. It was my first visit of many school visits this fall. Scroll to the bottom to see the entire schedule. Some children had seen me before at book stores, and at … Continue reading And… We’re Off!
The promise was that we’d work together as a group and write a children’s story. When we were done I would storytell their tale to prove to them that they had written a great story! Then I would flesh out the text and produce a limited edition book for these young authors. Promise fulfilled! Start … Continue reading New Book, New Inspiration
What Indigo intends to do with their community rooms could be a fantastic way to draw like minded people together! I am honored that they think enough of my Start A Story workshop to invite me as one of their first community experiences! I’m really lucky to have fallen into this life as a storyteller. Some … Continue reading Starting Stories, Building Community
Registration is live for #TDSummerReadingClub at Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa! #StartAStory this summer! https://bit.ly/2r9lZrQ
One year ago today Indigo Barrhaven hosted me for the book launch of Peanut Butter & Dragon! What a year it has been exciting hearts, inspiring minds, and celebrating the creativity of those around me both young and young at heart! The support of Chapters/Indigo has been paramount to my success with no less than … Continue reading One Year Ago Today.
Rockcliffe Park Public School kindergarten Dinos shared Arrow Root cookies with me because making a story made us hungry! Anyone catching on to where our title came from? I was taken aback by the level of detail this group of kindergarteners brought to their awesome story! The teacher and I saw a number of different ways … Continue reading The Hungry Dinosaur
When the Girl Guide leaders reached out to me with short notice, I already had another Start A Story booked for that Monday morning, and it was my first day at a new job. It was going to be a tight fit to get them in, and I wasn’t sure I’d be up for it … Continue reading Eloise the Unicorn?
A recent visit to the Kindergarten Bear class at Osgoode Public School saw a very sweet class choose a story about a butterfly getting stuck in ice cream! Their story is entitled Nectar Gets Stuck. Nectar loves ice cream more than anything! So he makes sure to visit Osgoode Public School when the kindergarten Bears … Continue reading Nectar Gets Stuck
Have your child Start A Story on their birthday! They become the hero. Along with their friends at the birthday party, they write the story guided by author Timm Holmes! As a group we’ll offer suggestions, build on each others ideas, and make choices by voting for our favourites. Author Timm Holmes will complete the … Continue reading Build a Story. Be In a Book!