We are pleased to introduce Emma Healey! Well a picture of her (above), and a link to her book and twitter account (below) at least...
Who is Emma Healey?
Emma Healey is an author (Elizabeth is Missing), a bookbinder and a soon-to-be-Instagram megastar. We first got in touch with her because we are big fans of the book-related videos (see below) that she makes, but now we have an exciting opportunity for Reading Activist groups to work with her.
How is Emma working with Reading Activists?
Emma is the new Reading Activists Instagrammer in Residence. Over the course of six months, Reading Activist groups will be commissioning Emma to make six short videos inspired by a book of their choice using the video app Instagram.
Here's how it works:
- In one of their regular sessions, groups discuss their favourite books, and then choose one of these books to draw up a brief for Emma. The brief could be a very short summary of the story, a key quote from the book, a favourite scene, or just a simple idea for a funny piece of animation.
- The brief is sent to Emma. She interprets this as an Instagram video, and then we share it online, along with the original brief.
- Other Reading Activists are invited to respond to Emma's video and the original brief with their own video.
Check out the videos Emma has created so far below. The first is based on Ylenia from Gateshead's response to What's Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long, the second is a response to Cos You're My Sister by Lois Rock and it was made with the help of St Helens Reading Activists and the third is a response to the brief from Reading Activists in Kent and the book they chose was The Positively Last Performance by Geraldine McCaughrean.
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Don't forget - you can take part in the project by responding to a brief with your own video! Once you've made your video, tweet it at us, send us a link or share it via Instagram