Saturday, November 17, 2018
9am to 12pm at Scarsdale Middle SchoolScarsdale third, fourth, and fifth graders are invited to this exciting event to meet award-winning authors, sports writers, journalists, bloggers, illustrators and more. Students will experience real-life writing activities in a small group setting, as well as gain a better understanding of a day in the life of a writer. Through hands-on workshops, we hope to create an inspirational day for all children in attendance. Registration will open in late October. Please refer to the PTA eblasts for registration and event details this fall.
We will have a wonderful selections of workshops available to view closer to the date of our fall event.
Keynote address: Gabriel Gale, Creator and Writer of Ages of Oz
Did you know that The Wizard of Oz was just one of fourteen Oz books written by L. Frank Baum over 100 years ago?
Did you know that Glinda was originally written to be a fiery red-head like Wonder Woman, not a blonde pink-dressed “Good Witch” floating in a bubble?
Did you know that none of the “Wicked Witches” were written to be green OR sisters?
Did you know that the ruby slippers were written to be silver?
Gabriel Gale will tell you all about it AND about his reimagining and expansion of the Oz universe in Ages of Oz!
Gabriel Gale is a Brooklyn, NY native and the creator of Ages of Oz, which he conceived ten years ago after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art from The Cooper Union and a Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University. Ages of Oz is a true adaption and expansion of the Oz that we all know and love. After deconstructing and rebuilding all of the magic, characters, objects, and settings from Baum’s original fourteen Oz books, Mr. Gale created a world of his own and fit it into 1000 years of Ages of Oz history. Mr. Gale's fantastical and epic Oz universe stays true to L. Frank Baum’s intentions while breathing life into countless Oz characters -- five Wicked Witches and their armies, mythical beasts, elemental fairies, rock creatures, sea fairies, sea devils, dragons, robots, one-legged and two-sided people, and many more!
The Ages of Oz brand was launched in 2017 with a middle grade fiction book series. The first and second books in the series, A Fiery Friendship and A Dark Descent were published by Simon & Schuster in May 2017 and 2018, respectively. The series tells the story of Glinda -- a 13-year-old student uncertain of her future -- as she grows to become the most powerful sorceress in Oz! Themes explored include equality, unity, thinking for oneself during a tumultuous political climate, and learning from the past in order to move forward into the future. Mr. Gale is working to develop Ages of Oz into a transmedia brand – currently focusing on the development of an animated series – with support from Writer's House, Simon & Schuster, and A-list Hollywood Producers and Directors.
To learn more, visit www.welcome.agesofoz.com or on Facebook @GabrielGale or Instagram @agesofoz.
Stay tuned for information on registration dates and procedures.
Interested in being a part of YWW?
We need your assistance! To volunteer, please contact YWW CoChairs: Leah Dembitzer and Kerry Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.