Posts Tagged ‘Horace Pippin’

Pippin’s Gravesite in Full View

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

Just when you think no one cares . . . you find out that they really DO! WCU librarian Christina McCawley attended the program I was a part of in February at the Chester County Historical Society. After I shared my slides and talked about doing research on Pippin’s life and work, we had a […]

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 […]

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 […]

A contest to celebrate Women’s History Month

Posted on March 28th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

“Better late than never” is a saying that I find myself leaning on this month as I try to get some new writing done and also keep up with regular life. In keeping with this theme, and before March slides on by, here’s something fun to celebrate the final days of Women’s History month. Below […]

A Long Journey Back

Posted on February 4th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

In celebration of Black History Month, Melissa Sweet and I will be adding art images, quotes, and anecdotes from and about the life and art of West Chester artist Horace Pippin, the subject of our picture book A Splash of Red. Today, I begin with his first oil painting, The End of War, Starting Home, which took […]

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.

Paris in the Desert

Posted on December 11th, 2012 by by Jen Bryant

Quite a place, Las Vegas! Have you ever been there? I had not … and it exceeded my expectations for drama, scale, and a just plain off-the-charts sensory experience. The annual NCTE conference was held at the MGM Grand Hotel, one of the many hotels on the Strip that seemed (to me anyway) large enough to warrant its […]

Say hello to Jen at NCTE

Posted on November 15th, 2012 by by Jen Bryant

Dreams and labor come together this weekend at the annual NCTE conference in Las Vegas, NV. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there! If you aren’t heading to NCTE, please forward this message on to your colleagues who will be attending. Here’s where you can find me this weekend: Saturday, Nov 17th“Learning Lessons […]

 

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