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Bev Rosenbaum

Photo: Helen Tansey 2018

Bev Katz Rosenbaum is the author of several works of fiction. She has worked as a fiction and magazine editor, and has taught writing at the college level. Currently, Bev juggles freelance fiction editing with writing children's books. Her newest novel, Who is Tanksy?, is coming out in September, 2019 from Orca Books.  

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Who is Tanksy?. Orca Book Publishers, Fall 2019
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

Below is a short list of topics I can speak on pertaining to Who is Tanksy? and drawing on my unique experience on both sides of the desk in the publishing world. Rest assured I can adapt every topic to different age groups and time allotments!

-Working in the publishing industry (the different jobs, etc.)

-A book’s journey – from idea to publication and beyond

-Any writing craft topic, e.g. plot, characterization, etc., and/or writing humour

-Graffiti as an art form (don’t worry—I’ll make sure your kids know the difference between the legal and illegal kinds, and also the difference between tagging and artful graffiti a la Banksy!), and anonymity in art

-Writing about real events (unique challenges, can you use humour, etc.)

-Civil discourse in politics and life in general (Roots of Empathy type stuff)

-Anti-Semitism and other forms of racism (see Roots of Empathy)

-Or I can incorporate all of the above in a talk about how I came to write Tanksy

-As an accompanying activity, I can have students come up with book ideas/elevator pitches as well as very short book outlines and first pages


Presentation Length:
Can be tailored to teacher preference.
Pic books, MG, YA
K-12 (can adapt to any age group!)
Audience size:
Workshop Description:

I can coach students through coming up with book pitches, cover copy and/or first lines or pages based on issues important to them.

Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
$$250 (discounts for multiple sessions)
One session:
$See subsidy info
GST applicable