Member Profile

Bev Katz

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

Publications

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

WITS

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, and another list of associated activities I can do with kids. You can have me talk or do an activity or both. Go crazy—mix and match and customize! Rest assured I can adapt every topic and activity to different age groups and time allotments!

Possible topics to speak on:

-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

Possible interactive activities:

-Having kids come up with their own graffiti images and talking about why they created those images

-Creating a group graffiti mural on kraft paper

-Having kids come up with book ideas/elevator pitches as well as very short book outlines and first pages

-Having kids come up with the above based on graffiti images I show them

-Having kids come up with the above based on real, meaningful events

I look forward to working with you!

 

Presentation Length:
Can be tailored to teacher preference.
Genre:
Pic books, MG, YA
Grades:
K-12 (can adapt to any age group!)
Audience size:
Any
Workshop 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, and another list of associated activities I can do with kids. You can have me talk or do an activity or both. Go crazy—mix and match and customize! Rest assured I can adapt every topic and activity to different age groups and time allotments!

Possible topics to speak on:

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

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

-Graffiti as an art form (don’t worry—I’ll make sure your kids know the diff 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 (which can inspire but also pose unique challenges)

-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

Possible interactive activities:

-Creating a group graffiti mural on kraft paper (with graffiti paint markers)

-Having kids come up with their own graffiti images and talking about why they created said images

-Having kids come up with book ideas/elevator pitches as well as very short book outlines and first pages

-Having kids come up with the above based on graffiti images I show them

-Having kids come up with the above based on real, meaningful events

 

 

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