A Feast of Fun

Cary Fagan, Kyo Maclear, Sydney Smith

A Feast of Fun
Event Number: 5
Tickets: $17.00

$9.50 for students

A Feast of Fun

Cary Fagan, Kyo Maclear, Sydney Smith

Tuesday, October 17
10:00am - 11:00am
Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St.

Line up for a smorgasbord of stories this morning. In Cary Fagan’s tale, a long-empty birdcage leaves its attic home to find a bird to keep. Kyo Maclear spins an environmental fable that stars Warble, a small yellow warbler who lives on the beautiful island of Icyland, where he pursues his hobby of human watching. And Sydney Smith’s Town Is by the Sea follows a day in the life of a boy in a sparkling seaside town as he imagines his father digging for coal deep down under that same sea. A dash of history, a splash of environmental awareness and a good dollop of humour will make this a literary feast to remember.

Suitable for Grades K-3.

Event Authors:

Cary Fagan

Ontario

Cary Fagan is an award-winning writer for children as well as a respected author of adult novels and anthologies. His critically-acclaimed works include A Bird’s Eye, a finalist for the Rogers Trust Fiction Prize, and the story collection My Life Among the Apes, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. This year, Fagan has many children’s books coming out, including Mort Ziff is Not Dead, Little Blue Chair and Wolfie and Fly. The Old World, Fagan’s  short story collection based on old found photographs, gives a vivid and mesmerizing peek into the lives of strangers.

@caryfagan
cary-fagan.com

Kyo Maclear

Ontario

Kyo Maclear is an essayist, novelist and children’s author. Her essays, short fiction and art criticism have been published in Brick, Canadian Art, The Guardian, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail and many other publications and anthologies. Her first children’s novel Spork, about a mixed kitchen utensil, was inspired by her mixed Japanese and British heritage. Maclear has two upcoming children’s novels, Yak and Dove and The Fog, and a memoir, Birds, Art Life, about her search for inspiration to write and how she found solace in birds and the natural world.

kyomaclear.com

Sydney Smith

Ontario

Sydney Smith is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He was raised in rural Nova Scotia and began drawing at a young age. He studied drawing and printmaking at NSCAD University. His work has appeared on festival posters, album covers and magazines. He illustrated the highly acclaimed and wordless, Sidewalk Flowers, which won a Governor General’s Award and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. Currently his illustrations feature in Smoot a Rebellious Shadow and the breathtaking Town is by the Sea, which follows a boy and his wandering mind on his walk around Cape Breton.

@Sydneydraws