Sylvia Gunnery is the author of many books for young adults and children, as well as professional books on writing curriculum. She has presented at schools, libraries, and conferences across Canada. In 2022, the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia awarded her a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for "exceptional qualities and outstanding service to our Province in the field of the arts." Sylvia lives at Crescent Beach on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.
Get It Right: Find Your Voice in Writing for Children and Youth
You have a great story you can't stop daydreaming about. Or you've started one and find yourself staring at a blank page...again. Or maybe you're curious to learn more about writing for younger audiences. Grab this opportunity to get your daydreams off the back burner, fill up those blank pages, and explore writing for children and youth. Immerse yourself in your own writing through a variety of focused activities. Share and discuss the choices you make in theme, language, and style to develop a strong writer's voice.
The Story Behind The Cover
How does a book become a book? Sylvia Gunnery explains how stories develop from the first spark of an idea, through the writing process (especially the revision stages), then to cover designs, and finally to the publication of a book ready for readers. A PowerPoint of visuals, adapted for various age levels, complements the presentation, with lots of room for student comment and questions.