April 16 - Awards Ceremony for LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition “HOME”
LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition ‘HOME’
Date/Time: April 16, 2017 (Sunday), 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB), 38 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
LET’S CELEBRATE WRITING!!
* Cash prizes, Certificate and Short Story Competition Book for every student winner
* Professional comments on the winning stories by published author and editor
* Writing workshop for all the student participants
OUR GUEST SPEAKERS:
Molly Ann Morrison
Molly is from the USA. In 2011, she moved to Africa to work with a non-profit organization. In Africa, she wrote and illustrated many books for local children, which taught them important lessons as well as encouraged them to read more. In addition to writing her own books, she also facilitated workshops for aspiring writers who could use books to tell their own stories. These activities aimed towards increasing literacy in Africa and were supported by "Friends of African Village Libraries", an American non-profit organization.
Now, Molly has lived in China for over two years and she still feels passionate about the power of stories to change people’s lives. Last year, she wrote and illustrated a children’s book called “Yao Yao and the Dragon Kite” which allows children to enjoy an English story that is relevant to Chinese culture. Molly worked with bookshops, coffee shops, schools and online platforms to promote the book and reach a larger audience. After this book, she released six e-books for children called “Listen and Repeat” which were promoted and sold online. Due to the e-books’ success, the book series will be published and ready for sale in hard copy later this year.
Loksan is an independent policy and communications consultant from the UK, working with governments, international organizations and corporations. Fluent in Chinese, French and Spanish, Loksan started his career in Brussels, working on EU policy. Then, he spent two years in West Africa, working for the British Government, while setting up his own consultancy business.
Loksan has lived in China for more than two years, working with organizations like the United Nations and Save the Children. This work has involved writing research and strategy reports, for which a strong command of written English is essential. Moreover, in China, Loksan has written press releases and other publications for organizations like Audi and the World Health Organization; and has edited the Little Star Magazine. In addition, Loksan’s passion for writing leads him to write regularly for media outlets. As such, he has written for British newspapers, including the Guardian and the Sunday Times, and has reported for BBC World.
Loksan studied a Bachelor’s degree in economics at McGill University, and a Master’s degree in public policy at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.
Contact: 010-6465 7788 (CISB) or 18612016507 (LittleStar Magazine)
联系电话： 010-6465 7788 （北京加拿大国际学校）18612016507 （邢，LittleStar Magazine)