Award-winning author Nadia L. Hohn will be reading from her most recent book A Likkle Miss Lou and leading us in a poetry activity. Have your craft and writing supplies ready!
Nadia is a dynamic “story lady” who has presented to audiences in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jamaica, and Trinidad. Her first two books, Music and Media in the Sankofa Series were published by Rubicon Publishing in 2015. Her award-winning first picture book, Malaika’s Costume was published in 2016, Malaika’s Winter Carnival in 2017, and Malaika’s Surprise in 2021 by Groundwood Books.
Nadia is also the author of Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter, an early reader by Harper Collins published in December 2018. A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett-Coverley Found Her Voice, nonfiction picture book about the performer, playwright, author, and Jamaican cultural ambassador, Louise Bennett-Coverley otherwise known as Miss Lou, was published in 2019 (Owlkids). Nadia was 1 of 6 Black Canadian Writers to Watch in 2018 by CBC Books. Nadia was a touring presenter in Alberta for the 2019 TD Canada Children’s Book Week. In summer 2019, Nadia was the writer in residence at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, British Columbia and for Open Book. Nadia has served as a mentor for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s BIPOC Connect and instructs writing for children at the University of Toronto’s School for Continuing Studies.
Nadia is an elementary school teacher in Toronto. She holds an honours arts degree in psychology from the University of Waterloo as well as Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). She is a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree program at the University of Guelph-Humber. Nadia is currently working on middle and young adult novels, a play, and more picture books.