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Home Province: British Columbia

Craft: Author-Illustrator

Genre: Advanced Picture Books

Target Audience: Ages 7 -10

Cost for School and Public Virtual Presentation with CCBC subsidy: $200.00, plus applicable taxes

Website: www.nancyvo.com

 

 

Virtual Presentation Information:

Workshop Option # 1

This presentation is based on the new picture book written by Sarah Ellis wrote and illustrated by Nancy Vo, As Glenn as Can Be, scheduled for release by Groundwood Books in Spring 2022.

Illustrator Presentation

There is a brief reading of the book – choice for a teacher or audience member to read aloud. The audience is introduced to images of Toronto in 1932 and there is discussion about the young Glenn Gould who was born in the same year. Historical photos of the city are used to support the notion that Glenn Gould came of age at the same time that Canada came of age as a nation. Other discussion topics touch on illustrating a picture book written by someone else, historical accuracy vs artistic license. Videos are shown of works in progress so that the audience gets a sense of how the images were made. The presentation concludes with a drawing demonstration of either Gould, his house, or his car. The class will be emailed an educational resource, Glenn Gould/Canada timeline.

Best for:
Presentations for school groups of up to two classrooms ranging from Grades 3 to 5, ideally in conjunction with the school music program or Canadian history. Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. The presentation will be a combination of video images shared to screen and speaking to the audience through video conference.

Length of workshop is one hour.

Workshop Option # 2

This presentation is based on, The Outlaw (2018) and The Ranger (2019), the first two picture books from the Crow Tales trilogy published by Groundwood Books.

Author/Illustrator Presentation

The presentation opens by showing images of the city, past and present. This sets the theme for a Western theme. Then there is usually a reading from one of the picture books. Depending on the age of the audience, there is a brief talk about the making of a picture book. Images of works in progress and how I work are discussed. The presentation ends with a drawing session where I draw crows in the style of other illustrators to show that there are many different interpretations of the same subject.

Best for:
Presentations for school groups of up to two classrooms ranging from Grades 2 to 4. Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. The presentation will be a combination of video images shared to screen and speaking to the audience through video conference.

Length of workshop is one hour

Book List

 As Glenn as Can Be written by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Nancy Vo, Groundwood Books, 2022

The Ranger written and illustrated by Nancy Vo, Groundwood Books, 2019

The Outlaw written and illustrated by Nancy Vo, Groundwood Books, 2018

Biography

NANCY VO was raised where the sun rose in the prairies and set behind the Rockies. She studied Architecture and Fine arts. By day, she works as a facility planner. By night, she makes picture books. She now lives in Vancouver, BC where she enjoys good coffee and bad puns. The Outlaw and The Ranger are the first two books in her picture book trilogy, Crow Tales.