JC Sulzenko loves writing poetry and stories for children and grown-ups alike. She still believes that reading by, with and to children is more important than almost anything, except fresh air, chocolate and writing, of course.
After the success of Fat poems Tall poems Long poems Small comes Boot Crazy, JC’s fifth book for children aged three to seven, her first in rhyme.
JC is well known for her workshops for emerging writers and for young writers from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her presentations have been included in programs offered by The Ottawa International Writers Festival, the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Public Library, MASC, the Canadian Authors Association and Ottawa Independent Writers, among others. She served as Poet-in-Residence at Ottawa’s the School of Dance (2004) and Alta Vista Public School (2006.) In 2007, the Ottawa Kiwanis Club welcomed her as a featured Read-a-thon author.
The Ottawa Public Library/Ottawa Children’s Literature Round Table’s Kid Lit Galas and the Ottawa International Writers Festival have showcased her poetry and her books for children. Her poems also appear in a number of chapbooks and anthologies and have been heard on radio and television.
Festivals: 2007 (Year Round), 2007 (Fall Step Into Stories), 2009 (Fall Step Into Stories)