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WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2022 ISSUE
ASP'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY
THE LIBRARY CELEBRATES ITS AUTHORS
As a literary celebration, we proudly put together a book display featuring past and current ASP authors along with some vintage yearbooks to celebrate three quarters of a century of literature coming out from ASP.
Stories about New France, jazz music, Napoleon, a canoeing trip, Alexander McQueen, Paris streets, a recipe book, poetry, sustainable development, higher education in France, and much more.
Pick up a book, some from people you see everyday, and celebrate the works of (in alphabetical order): Steven Barclay, Anne Bayley, Ronald Bowen, Brian Brazeau, Joe Distler, Aiden Farrell, Eve Greenwood, Michael Lynch, Peggy Paul-Cavallier, Ouriel Reshef, Elaine Sciolino, William Wharton, James Wilson, and many more.
BLACK OUT POETRY CHALLENGE
1. Find a newspaper, magazine or any other piece of writing.
2. Read through any page of text and find the words that will create a poem.
3. Box the words you like.
4. Black out the words around to highlight your poem.
It's creative, fun, and the result can be amazing!
Send us your poems or come work in the library.
We supply the books, the magazines, and the markers too!
POETRY COMES IN MANY FORMS...
Poet Laureates Tracy K. Smith, Amanda Gorman, Joy Harjo
Have you read Amanda Gormans' Call Us What We Carry (2021) recited at Joe Biden's inauguration, or the bestseller An American Sunrise from Native American Joy Harjo? And what about one of the many poetry books from this year's visiting writer Tracy K. Smith?
Jason Reynolds, Elizabeth Acevedo, Kwame Alexander
Novels written in verse are very popular.
The multi-award winning Long Way Down is the powerful story of 15 year-old Will who's out to avenge his brother's death.
Dominican poet and performer Elizabeth Acevedo wrote Poet X and Fire on High in verse. Her voice comes out strong and clear.
Bestseller Kwame Alexander visited ASP in 2018. Using sports as a backdrop, his novels in verse have great appeal with themes such as family, friendship, and self-esteem.
Embodied is an "intersectional feminist comics poetry anthology". Unique, modern, powerful, important, beautiful.
AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS (ALP)
YOUR MEMBERSHIPS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE
To all ASP families, students and faculty. ASP has entered into a partnership with the American Library in Paris. Click here to discover the benefits and discounts offered to our community.
You only need to take with you proof of employment or your child's registration. Here's the letter explaining the membership procedure and the yearly rates.
Soon after the conflict in Ukraine started, science and math teacher Daria Filip wrote a very personal article for Inspirelle called A Ukrainian-Canadian in Paris Speaks of Survival and Strength to Rally Help.
The school will hold a special silent auction of art works including Ms. Filip's photographs. Details in an upcoming ASP Weekly News.
Parisians showing support for Ukraine at the Place de la République. Feb. 26, 2022 © Philipa Daria Filip
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Ms. Hutchinson's Women in Engineering class created an excellent slide show about Edith Clarke, a talented engineer with many firsts under her belt.
The Asian Culture Club chose to showcase important women from the sports, entertainment and science fields.
We also received wonderful and very creative Bookfaces of women from students and teachers.
For their part, the Students' Book Club have been looking into women in literature, and sent a questionnaire to female English teachers about their views on the subject. Here's the first portrait, our own Ms. Colina.
EXTENDED ESSAYS AND LIBRARY WORKSHOPS
I am offering three optional workshops to IB Juniors on information and advanced search techniques (Google and databases), and referencing. Here are the dates:
- Workshop 1 (information and Google): March 17 > Repeat session on April 5
- Workshop 2 (information and databases): April 13
- Workshop 3 (sourcing and referencing): April 20
The schedule and the slide presentations can be found on the IB Juniors' PSLearning page.
SHARE YOUR READING
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Here are small bits of literary news...
1. The Guardian Live Events
Tuesday 12 April 2022, 9pm–10pm Paris time
An evening with Julian Barnes
£7 plus £0.87 booking fee
Booker-winning author Julian Barnes will discuss his new novel Elizabeth Finch about love, friendship and philosophy with writer and critic Alex Clark.
2. The American Library in Paris' "Evening With an Author". Calendar of Events.
April 20 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
(Online) How Forests Think with Eduardo Kohn
Can forests think? The driving force (and question) of anthropologist Eduardo Kohn's How Forests Think is quickly answered; yes, he writes, and other entities are capable of thought, too. Eduardo Kohn is an author and Associate Professor of Anthropology at McGill University. He was awarded the 2014 Gregory Bateson Prize in Anthropology for How Forests Think. He has lectured at the New York Academy of Sciences, arguing for the ecologization of ethics.
3. La Maison de la poésie : Scène littéraire
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