Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Location: Schoolroom, 3rd floor of BC Children’s Hospital
Who can attend: all BC Children’s Hospital in-patients and out-patients and their families.
*Note: please do not attend if your child has signs of cold or flu (coughing, sneezing, runny noses, fever, etc.)
VICTORIA MILES is an award-winning children’s book author who lives with her family in North Vancouver. Her latest book Mimi Power and the I-don’t-know-what was a finalist in the 2013 BC Book Prizes. The story centres around nine-year-old Mimi, who is inspired by the artist Henri Matisse. “I’m fascinated by the way children persevere to be creative, even under the most challenging circumstances,” says Miles. “I chose Matisse at the phase in his career when physical and health challenges changed the way he practiced his art. I had seen a picture of Matisse at work in his studio, cutting coloured papers for a picture. In the picture, Matisse is seated in a wheelchair–he had undergone surgery for cancer not long before. The floor around him is covered in paper clippings and it’s a beautiful mess. I love that picture; it says to me how anyone can change course if they need to, and still find a way to create.”
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