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Nahid Kazemi named IBBY Canada's 2018 Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence.

IBBY Canada is pleased to announce that Nahid Kazemi has been selected for the 2018 Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program, to be held at Northern District Branch of Toronto Public Library. During her residency in the month of October, Nahid will present art activities for school children at the library, lead evening workshops in the library for adults and teens, make presentations to art students in high schools and colleges and offer portfolio reviews. AH of the Illustrator in Residence programs are free.

Nahid Kazemi has a BA and MA in Visual Arts (painting) from the Art University of Tehran and has taught drawing, illustration and graphic design at the University of Sooreh in Iran. She has illustrated 60 books for children and adults and has been published around the world, including in Canada, USA, UK, Slovenia and Iran. Her Canadian publishers include Groundwood Books (I'm Glad That You're Happy), Editions de I'Isatis (Les mots d'Eunice) and Annick Press (Syria Story). Nahid moved to Canada in 2014, and lives in Montreal.

The Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program, launched in 2013, offers a published children's book illustrator a month-long residency in a Canadian public library. The previous illustrators include Martha Newbigging (2013), Patricia Storms (2014), John Martz (2015), Dianna Bonder (2016) and Ashley Barron (2017). The program honours the life of Joanne Fitzgerald (1956-2011), whose children's books include Plain Noodles, Emily's House and Doctor Kiss Says Yes, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award. The program is a joint project of IBBY Canada, Toronto Public Library, the Canadian Urban Libraries Council and the Young family.

For more information, please contact: Emma Sakamota, Promotions Officer, IBBY Canada at

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Date:Sep 22, 2018
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