21 03 2010

I always love it when I discover a new way to promote literacy. The Young Alberta Book Society has a tremendous program for connecting kids and authors. Called TaleBlazers, this festival runs from October 4-29.

Here’s an explanation of this joint project from the website (http://www.yabs.ab.ca/TaleBlazers.asp).

“During Taleblazers, YABS coordinates presentations and workshops by Alberta writers, illustrators, and storytellers in schools, public libraries and other venues province-wide. YABS subsidizes these presentations by paying for all travel and accommodation, thereby helping to make these important visits much more affordable for the hosting schools and libraries. We reach an audience of about 60,000 students each year with readings and workshops by Albertan literary professionals.”

How cool is that? They provide literary programs for schools and libraries, many of which couldn’t afford to host an author visit. What a great way to connect kids and literature!

Here’s a round of applause for this literary venture!!



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