ETCH 2018 Book Launch (Guelph, ON) – June 2, 2018

We can’t seem to stay away from Vocamus Press OR the Guelph Public Library. Earlier this year, Jason and I ran a workshop through Vocamus for teen storytellers at the library, so to be invited to the launch of anthology of teen storytelling (which includes a submission from one of our workshopees!) was a lovelyContinue reading “ETCH 2018 Book Launch (Guelph, ON) – June 2, 2018”

Vocamus Press Teen Writing Workshop (Guelph, ON) – February 2, 2018

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of running a story writing workshop for teens at the Guelph Public Library. Sponsored by local book advocates Vocamus Press, the workshop had a fairly broad scope (see below) so we focused on what we knew and what we’ve learned over the process of creating and releasing Group of 7.Continue reading “Vocamus Press Teen Writing Workshop (Guelph, ON) – February 2, 2018”

Bishop Macdonell Library Anime / Manga / Comics Club visit (Guelph, ON) – December 20, 2017

We finished off our 2017 on a high note with a visit to the Bishop Macdonell Library Anime / Manga / Comics Club, our first non-classroom school visit! Invited by school librarian Heather Thelwell (who we met at the Guelph Book Bash back in October and purchased 10 copies of Issue #1 for the schoolContinue reading “Bishop Macdonell Library Anime / Manga / Comics Club visit (Guelph, ON) – December 20, 2017”

Ontario Heritage Fairs Association AGM (Toronto, ON) – October 28, 2017

A few months back, we were asked to present the comic and related resources at the Ontario Heritage Fairs Association AGM. The Association “offers students the opportunity to explore the many aspects of their Canadian heritage in a dynamic learning environment and to present the results of their efforts in either French or English in aContinue reading “Ontario Heritage Fairs Association AGM (Toronto, ON) – October 28, 2017”

Unionville High School visit – October 24, 2017

Our first high school visit! One thing very much leads to another with Group of 7. Case in point, last month we presented the comic to the history heads of the York Region District School Board. In that audience was Sara Faulkner, a history, political science and ELL (English Language Learner) teacher. Sara reached outContinue reading “Unionville High School visit – October 24, 2017”

Presentation to York Region District School Board (Newmarket, ON) – September 20, 2017

Today, Jason and I travelled to Newmarket to present the comic to the History Heads of the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) and facilitate a discussion about its application in secondary school classrooms. It was a very positive and productive meeting with both sides suggesting possible avenues for student exploration including: history, art, ESLContinue reading “Presentation to York Region District School Board (Newmarket, ON) – September 20, 2017”

Bring the Group of 7 to Your School!

(April 2017: Chris and Jason with Grades 5 and 6 at Central Public School Guelph, Ontario. Notable alumni – John McCrae, Photo by Kate Brennagh) Creators Chris Sanagan and Jason Lapidus facilitate exciting workshops to support student engagement with Arts, History and Language curricula. Workshops: Exploring the process of creating a comic book Developing characters fromContinue reading “Bring the Group of 7 to Your School!”

Central Public School visit (Guelph, ON) – April 25, 2017

This past week we had the pleasure of visiting Central Public School in Guelph and talking to the Grade 5s and 6s about the comic. This was the first of what we hope are many school visits over the coming year as the comic is released and made available in full. We see the comicContinue reading “Central Public School visit (Guelph, ON) – April 25, 2017”