Eden Mills Writers' Festival
Jennifer's essay "In Between" has been selected by Judges Susan Olding & Sylvia Olsen as a runner-up in the Creative Nonfiction category. They had the following to say:
"In Between" is an understated and poetic personal essay about the death of a parent during pandemic times that adopts bird and sky imagery to underline
its themes of loss and relinquishment."
Children's Book Author
"For many years, I have been charmed by Jennifer Paquette’s ability to tell a story. Her artistry and clarity of concept are always impressive as she draws us into her vision."
Professor Emeritus, Sheridan College
Jennifer fell in love with stories when, as a child, she would read under the blankets long past bedtime, flashlight in hand. She spent her teen years acting in school plays, then toured with a repertory theatre company in the early 80's.
Jennifer is a Theatre Ontario award-winning director and designer and the founder and retired artistic director of CAST Theatre Company, a multi-disciplinary arts program for young people that operated out of the Market Centre Theatre (1996-2016). She is a prize-winning short story writer (Eden Mills Literary Contest, Stratford Writers Festival) whose creative work has appeared in Canadian Stories Magazine, TheNational Arts Centre's Canada Performs Series (Moments of Glad Grace) and elsewhere.
Jennifer has published two children's books - wish - a collaboration with artist Shane Norrie (BookArt, 2019) and Iris and Cora - Adventures of the Tall Cousins, illustrated by Krystan Maclean, (FriesenPress October, 2021) and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Jennifer loves design of all kinds, Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders (the people and the pups), and hanging with her gaggle of granddaughters. She co-owns and operates jpvoiceovers with her partner in all things, Jason. They work out of their home studio in Stratford, ON
Written by Jennifer Paquette
Art by Shane Norrie
This hardcover edition featuring eighteen pieces of abstract art encourages readers to think, dream, and create without boundaries!
Inspired by a group of young artists ages 1-8.
"When we give kids abstract art we are opening possibilities for creative thought."
Denaye Barahona - Child Development Expert & Podcaster
"Every reader will interpret the verses and paintings in the book uniquely, based on their own experiences."
Stratford Beacon Herald
Published by BookArt -- Montreal, QC. Contact author to purchase.
"Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences."
~ Sylvia Plath