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March 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
CANCELLED: South Florida Writer’s Association
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After school, a child sees an orange orangutan doing something that is odd. He goes to find out the reason for the orangutan’s actions and ends up in a walk to discover why other animals are also doing things that they don’t normally do. Join in and find the answer. Orange Orangutan is the debut picture book for author Mister Figg. Illustrated by Susan Massey McClellan. Edited by Rita Fidler Dorn.
If given a chance to change the world in any way, is there a better way than to turn everything into all the treats that we enjoy as candy? If this happened, what would the world be like – the sky, mountains, buildings, cars, people, everything? The possibilities can be endless. Find out in this fun tour. A World of Candy will be a new release and the second picture book by Mister Figg. Illustrated by Susan Massey McClellan. Edited by Rita Fidler Dorn.
‘Out Loud: June’s Venture’ tells the story of June, a shy and lonely girl who struggles to make friends. In an effort to make some, she joins a school sandcastle competition.
But things don’t turn out the way she hoped when she gets left out by her peers and tormented by a bully.
Trying to get away from her problems, she meets Jonas, a kid ready to take a stand for what’s right. Together they end up stumbling upon Gull—a stranded seagull yelling for help, and Skull—a monster looking to destroy everything in its path. Navigating through all sorts of adventures, June begins to discover her hidden courage and her own sense of worth. As her journey unfolds, she learns to feel good in her own skin and how to use her voice to stand up for herself and others, while making some good friends along the way.
About the Author:
Mister Figg is a children’s writer from South Florida. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Miami, Florida. He is ‘Haitian-Puerto Rican-American’. Whether it is an adventure in a backyard or set in fantasy, his stories usually take readers away from the everyday world. His goal is to always create a story that is entertaining while providing a lesson or two. Mister Figg is a former high school Language Arts and Journalism teacher in the Dade County Public School system. He has a BA in English from Florida International University. You can find more information about Mister Figg at www.misterfigg.com or you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @realMisterFigg.
Luz Agudelo grew up in the tiny town of Zaragoza, Colombia. As a young girl she spent hours upon hours in the town library and loved writing plays for her classmates to perform. For a time Luz was an au-pair in Wilmington, NC. During her stay, she enjoyed drawing, coloring and cutting out characters in order to make up stories with her host children. While earning her B.A. in psychology at Florida International University (FIU) and volunteering with AmeriCorps, Luz wrote the first draft of Out Loud. Recently, she decided to dust off her old manuscript and reconnect with her passion for writing stories. Luz currently lives in Doral, FL with her husband and rescued cat companions.