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Monday, February 22, 2021

Wine Bottle, Yuko Nagayama Online Course

Whilst working on the preparation of my presentation at the International Conference on Poetry run by CBCA I enjoyed and learned a lot in Yuko Nagayama's online course. Yes, I inserted the favourite wine name. Very busy with the projects though, it's very content and happy. We'll challenge a wine bottle or something around us as still life. #stilllife #yukonagayama #online #workshop #nhk #watercolour #pencil #drawing #winebottle #cabbage #eggs #nカルオンライン永山裕子 #水彩画 #透明水彩画 #スケッチ画 #オンラインレッスン #オンライン講座

Friends, let's enjoy life!


Friday, February 19, 2021

Haiku, Japanese shortest poetry style

I’m preparing for the presentation in the International Conference on Poetry run by CBCA for the Children's Book Council of Australia. I'm writing the article for children, being asked by CBCA. Haiku is the world shortest poetry style developed in Japan. Today, it has become very popular in the world! In English, three lines or one breath. My own haiku and the translation.

A baby the first step
in all fresh green
sunshine showering.


Haiku comes out from your heart and reaches others in any language.
Look forward to my article in the CBCA's newsletter. 

について 国際会議 での プリゼンテーション 準備中 です. 俳句 , 世界で, 最も 短い 定型詩 です. 英語 では, 3 or 一息 なります. 自作 の俳句 です. 俳句はどの言葉でもあなたの から 出て, 相手に 届きます.
Thank you for support. I'm enjoying my work everyday! 


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Call for Papers, International Conference of The European Network of Picturebook Research

Very excited for the research essay opportunities on picturebooks!! The time frame is a bit tight. Friends, you can use research skills and academic essay writing skills.   

The 8th International Conference of The European Network of Picturebook Research (DATES: October 3–4, 2021.) the Call for Papers Due Date 26 Feb 2021
Write on the picturebooks outstandingly contributed to the development of picturebooks in cultural and historical phases.

- Picturebook histories: Milestones in the development of the picturebook
- picturebooks as primary sources for study of a specific culture’s history
- Histories of technology and production
- Histories of interpretations

I’d say special thanks for Prof Ingrid Gogolin, a sociolinguist, an enthusiastic advocacy of the disadvantaged in education who kindly introduced/led me to international scholarly peak bodies of children literature. I’m grateful for Language on the Move Team and Prof Ingrid Piller. I met Ingrid G through the international conferences run by LOTM and their activities. (*Oh, Ingrid Gogolin is so sweet and caring!!) Then, I’ve begun to study about such as IBBY, International Board on Books for Young People and above,IRSCL International Research Society for Children's Literature. Interesting. This scholarly institution was originally from Goethe University, Germany. Two Ingrid, too!   

When our picturebook “We Children and the Narrow Road to North” comes out, it will help readers understand cultural and language diversity, yet our commonality or humanity and the eternity in haiku poem / literature  – is author Libby Hathorn and my hope, wish and dream. I’m preparing for my 20 minutes presentation for another  2021 International AAAProfessional Development Conference Poetryas you know the below blog post. 

Friends, dream big and enjoy our small achievements. One day, they will lead to our big goals, I believe. Best wishes, special thanks, Sadami