Posts Tagged ‘A Splash of Red’

Kick Back and Learn Something

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by by Jen Bryant

With all of the demands on individuals and families today, one way to squeeze in some quality time with everyone in your household is to find a book or a movie that you can enjoy together. (Not easy, I know!) However . . . here are a few suggestions to get you & your family […]

And the Winner Is…

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

July Contest winners were chosen from all of the book-lovers who “liked” my Facebook page, commented on or “liked” Fb posts or blog posts, signed up for my Flying Tidings newsletter, or otherwise interacted with these pages. BIG thanks to all of you who entered—and because the response was so terrific, we decided to give […]

Overlapping Circles

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

I recently met with over a hundred 2nd  and 3rd graders from DC elem schools at the wonderful Politics & Prose book store in Washington, DC. We talked about Horace Pippin’s life and work and how he used his creativity to strengthen his arm and clear his mind after the horrible battles he fought in […]

Imagine

Posted on June 6th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

Imagine you’re a veteran of the terrible trench warfare of WWI, a steel plate serving as your shoulder joint after you were shot by a German sniper. Back home in Pennsylvania, suffering from PTSD, you somehow manage to return to your childhood love of drawing and painting. You and your wife live on your meager […]

A Busy Spring

Posted on May 9th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

Spring is always a busy time for writers as there are many conferences to attend and schools to visit. A few weeks ago, I was in San Antonio for the 58th annual conference of the International Reading Association. I participated in two signings that celebrated the launch of the new Poetry Friday anthology, published by […]

Jersey Girl

Posted on April 25th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

I truly enjoy writing about poets and artists. I’m also an author who is very inspired by PLACE. So of course, as a Jersey girl, one of my favorite books is A River of Words: the Story of William Carlos Williams. Born in 1883 near Rutherford, New Jersey, Willie’s parents met in Puerto Rico. His […]

IRA

Posted on April 16th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

I’m getting reading to spend time with some of my favorite people on earth: the educators, old friends and new, whom I’ll meet at the International Reading Association conference on April 19-22. Is it a coincidence that the IRA conference coincides with National Poetry Month? Maybe. Maybe not.             One of my favorite quotes is […]

Another great man

Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

This week is special for many reasons, as we honor and remember the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., celebrate the second presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, and look ahead to Black History Month in February. To continue this theme, here’s a short, excellent video clip narrated by a Philadelphia school student, in […]

New book now available!

Posted on January 8th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

Who was Horace Pippin? Watch this short video … Order A Splash of Red from Indiebound. Order from Amazon.com. Order from Random House. Download the free Discussion Guide. Learn more about the book and Horace Pippin here and here.

Interviews!

Posted on December 18th, 2012 by by Jen Bryant

I’m looking forward to meeting with illustrator Liz Long for an interview about A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin in January. Liz has already talked with illustrator Melissa Sweet, gathering materials for our new website, A Splash of Red: asplashofredbook.com designed by Curious City.

 

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