Steacy’s Snippets

A fly on the book shelf

I read, voraciously. I read for pleasure, for purpose and everything in between! Every space I inhabit at home and at work is full of books. I give and receive books. People send me greeting cards showing people reading. I have book bags galore with [...]

Most People Are Good

Parents and caregivers often ask me to suggest a particular book to help them open up a conversation with their child. Perhaps because the topic may be difficult to talk about – like the loss of a pet, bullying or a family break-up. I was [...]

September blog

As a new school year begins I hope we can reclaim the word “reading” and proudly declare that it is an essential component that is at risk of getting lost in the translation of literacy. Reading deserves to be spoken of and committed to in [...]

Read, Eat, Savour a Poem

The final days of April are fast approaching and I’m wondering if you’ve had your fill of poetry this month?  Since 1998 (the same year that Calgary Reads was ‘born’) National Poetry Month has been celebrated in Canada to increase awareness [...]