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A VISIT WITH VIVIAN OWENS
Vivian Owens is the mother of three children, who all play musical instruments, and she is the wife of an engineer who plays the clarinet. Vivian, herself, makes no claim to musical talents but loves to read Black Poetry out loud. In fact, during her childhood, she helped raise money for her middle school by reciting Black Poetry at the famous Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, Florida. While raising her three children, Vivian taught full time in the classroom. Her work with children led her to create books with characters not seen often in the mass media.
Vivian's passion is writing stories for young adults' enjoyment. Stories come to her during all hours of the day or night; and they particularly come when she is taking her evening walk.
Recognition for Owens' books include a Best Children's Book Award for Nadanda the Wordmaker from Writer's Digest.
What to Expect From a Visit With Vivian Owens
Customized Writing Workshop
Book Readings/Book Talks
Number of sessions for students: Up to 4 Sessions per day Professional Fees: Honorarium to be negotiated
All expenses to be paid, including: transportation, hotel, meals, and workshop materials.
The author lives in Florida most of the year. Prior to an Owens' visit, the author would appreciate a "Get Acquainted" endeavor to introduce students to books by Vivian Owens. A special discount applies for books purchased directly from Eschar Publications, LLC.
THE ROSEBUSH WITCH What do children fear when things go bump in the night? From a scientific, yet entertaining viewpoint, this fear comes unveiled to reveal that maybe there is an explanation.
HOW OSWA CAME TO OWN ALL MUSIC Oswa shows heroism without shirking character. As he travels across the earth and comes to realize his deep love of nature's music, he bows to Mother Cloatee, who owns all music, and agrees to go on three dangerous missions. For ages 3-up.
NADANDA THE WORDMAKER At fourteen, Nadanda feels that her mom hates her and wishes she had died instead of Nadanda's father. With a twist of events Nadanda goes from feeling strange to feeling scared, and with masked men chasing her, she is sure she doesn't stand a chance. That is, until someone rescues her. Mystery and suspense color this story and makes Nadanda a bonafide sleuth, along with her friend, Claudine.
I MET A GREAT MAN Unhappy with the turn of events in his family, John Senegal despairs over leaving his mother in Detroit while he goes off to Alabama to stay with his grandparents. On the train that takes him into Jim Crow territory, he sits beside one of America's leading scientist, George Washington Carver. When problems crop up on his grandparent's farm, John prevails upon Dr. Carver to help him. With this simple encounter, John learns how to turn his life around for the better.
I MET A GREAT LADY Ordinary Ivy Ingram lives in a family of achievers and is not quite sure where she fits in, as change takes place. Then, the National Congress of Negro Women choose Ivy for a special award and sends her off to meet one of the most important women of the 20th Century - Mary McLeod Bethune. What will Ivy say to this great lady?