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Award winning children’s author to speak at St. Lawrence College

2010-02-11

St. Lawrence College welcomes literacy advocate Sheree Fitch to its second annual Literacy and our Community: Building Stronger, Healthier Communities lecture. The lecture will take place on February 24, from 3:30 to 7 pm on the Brockville campus of SLC. 

Sheree Fitch is a writer, poet, speaker, educator and the author of over twenty-five books in a variety of genres. Fitch received the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for a body of work inspirational to Canadian Children in 1999. Her talk entitled, The Lipslippery Joy of Words, will look at literacy issues from a variety of angles

Sheree will provide the audience with a magical, inspirational, exuberant discussion on why “A book cannot be book unless it is read, a poem cannot be a poem unless it is said.” 

“Literacy and our Community: Building Stronger, Healthier Communities will be of interestfor early childhood practitioners, school educators, adult literacy learners, parents and community practitioners,” said Beverlie Dietze, campus dean, Brockville. 

Registration information:
Wednesday February 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Light dinner included)
Registration: Telephone 613-345-0660, extension 3759or email jjones@sl.on.ca
There is no fee for this event. Registration is limited. Please register by Feb. 19

About Sheree Fitch
Since the publication of her first book, Toes in My Nose (Doubleday, 1987), she’s traveled the globe as a visiting author, writing instructor, and literacy educator. A popular presenter at literary festivals, libraries, and conferences, Fitch has received many awards including the Vicky Metcalf Award for a body of work inspirational to Canadian children and two honorary doctorates for her contribution to Canadian literature and issues affecting women and children. Sheree’s collection of adult poetry, In This House Are Many Women (Goose Lane), was published in 1992 and reissued in 2005. Her novel for young adults, The Gravesavers (Doubleday 2005), garnered critical acclaim and is currently in development for film. Visit http://shereefitch.com/ for more information.