Spring 16 Newsletter

Spring 2016 Event Sponsor: www.masconline.ca Like us on MASC’s second annual Teen Authors & At lunchtime the students enjoyed a beautiful Illustrators Conference Your Story was a performance of poetic songs by Métis artist resounding success! We Moe Clark, as well as a book sale “Getting A LOT of great hosted a group of 65 high hosted by Perfect Books and a new info on writing not school students at display by the Ottawa Public only any story, but MY Confederation Learning Library. The day ended with artist STORY” Centre for the day, on autographs and draws for free books. “It was really interesting February 11th. This being able to ask artists We are very grateful to our event conference has grown out questions and get a feel sponsor Leacross Foundation for of the solid success of the for what it’s really like in their solid support of Your Story, MASC Young Authors this field of work. All the and to the OCDSB as well. Many and Illustrators tips I’ve got feel like thanks to the wonderfully Conference and offers they’ll really help.” enthusiastic artists for bringing such high school students a excellence to the day and kudos to my terrific similar opportunity to work with MASC colleagues and volunteers who helped professional artists. They came from all in planning and making everything run so corners: Ottawa, Gatineau and various towns seamlessly. in Eastern Ontario to take workshops with Wendy Hartley, English Programme Director five amazing artists: Tim Wynne-Jones, Moe Clark, Caroline Pignat, Graham Ross and Allison Van Diepen. Photos: MASC Meeting “Your Story” artists at the Plenary Session