In the Media
The Author Stalker (Interview with Kate Schoedinger, November 15, 2012)
Reading Specialist Kate Schoedinger launches a new internet series that brings the joy of reading and writing to an exciting new level. In the opening episode, the "Author Stalker" interviews author Sigmund Brouwer.
Literacy Week in the NWT (CBCNews Northbeat, September 25, 2012)
Angela Sterritt talks to Sigmund Brouwer for Literacy Week in the North West Territories. Once the video loads, jump to 15:40 to catch the full story. [Go to clip]
"Author Interview with Sigmund Brouwer" (ReadersBookBin.org, March 3, 2012)
"If you haven’t had Sigmund’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Literacy presentation in your school, you have missed out on a truly magnificent literacy event. [He] greeted all our Grade 7′s personally as they came into the gym, had thundering rock music playing and held everyone, from K – 7, all 430 students and over 20 staff in the palm of his hand for just over 60 minutes. He told them stories that had them rolling with laughter and stories that had them dead silent, he had them rockin to music and doing anything for some free books. Now, I admit that we have a school of fierce readers…but this was nothing short of amazing." [Read full article]
"Sigmund Scored, We Won!" (Hutt-Write Voice Blog, February 22, 2012)
"Not only is Sigmund a dynamic storyteller, he sprinkles his speech with rich, mini grammar lessons. As someone who loves every aspect of writing, I was astounded when he opened his presentation by saying that he doesn’t like to write. ‘I’ve written hundred books, but I don’t like to write’ sounds like an oxymoron. Yet, that in itself is what makes his message so powerful..." [Read full post]
"Author uses wedgies, rock & roll music to get students to 'Tell Story'" (EMC News, February 9, 2012)
"Put an award-winning children's writer, a gym full of school kids, play classic rock, add stories full of humour—about boogers, cockroach-infested hockey equipment and a giant slingshot together, and you will find kids wound up and enthused about "writing story."...[Read full article]
Sigmund Visits Niagara Falls
Sigmund Brouwer stopped by Kate S. Durdan Public School & Loretto Catholic School in Niagara Falls to deliver his message through Rock & Roll Literacy®. Reporter Katie Jones' discusses his visit. Watch now!
Aspire to Excellence with the Canada Sports Hall of Fame
Canada Sports Hall of Fame encourages students to "Aspire to Exellence" in all their activities. Since literacy is such an important part of reaching your dreams, CSHOF has partnered with Schlumberger to contribute a 100 copies of a special edition Sigmund Brouwer sports novel to the school as part of his Rock & Roll Literacy presentation.