Posts Tagged "The Legend of Hong Kil Dong"

More Korean Connections

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in Events & Presentations , Korean Books & Culture | Comments Off on More Korean Connections

More Korean Connections

At her invitation, I joined my friend, Dr. Agnes Ahn, one of the founders and program coordinators of the Korea Studies Workshop at University of MA Lowell, for a whirlwind trip to Philadelphia this weekend.   Agnes and I keynoted at the National Association of Korean Schools, Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting. We each shared an overview of our life stories and our work: on Agnes’ mission to get Korea and Korean history into the Common Core, and on my book, The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea, as a tool to explore Korean history, culture and positive bicultural...

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Bangkok!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Bk: Africa is Not a Country , Bk: After Gandhi, Bk: Legend of Hong Kil Dong, Travel | Comments Off on Bangkok!

Bangkok!

March was a busy month. I spent two weeks in Southeast Asia presenting in international schools. First stop was Bangkok. I had a day and a half to recover from jet lag and see a few of the sights, including the gorgeous Buddhist temple, Wat Po, where I met some fascinating characters:   One of the most amazing things about being in Thailand was that it was not winter.   March 11 and 12 I visited the beautiful Concordian International School, a tri-lingual (English, Thai and Mandarin) institution for Thai-Chinese students. At the request of librarian Erin Sieck, who wanted to make...

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The INNERview

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Korean Books & Culture | Comments Off on The INNERview

The INNERview

During my June trip to Korea, I was invited to be the subject of “The INNERview” on Arirang TV. The hour-long program, #71, aired the week of July 8.  It can be viewed on YouTube here. Arirang TV (livestream here) broadcasts 24/7 news, culture and all things Korean, in English, for overseas Koreans and the English language community in South Korea. The INNERview includes a wide range of interesting subjects – Koreans, Korean Americans, and a few foreigners like me who’ve made deep connections with Korea. Here are a few behind-the-scenes pictures of the taping: Kim Cha Ryung...

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Teaching Korean Students

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Comics & Graphic Novels, Events & Presentations , For Educators, Korean Books & Culture | Comments Off on Teaching Korean Students

Teaching Korean Students

My most recent trip to Korea gave me an opportunity I’d never had before: I was invited to present one of my books to two different groups of Korean children – in Korean! The first group was a class of 6th graders from Daejeon on an overnight retreat near Sejong City, run by the Humanity Recovery Movement Council (Huremo) a nonprofit focusing on personal development through the use of journals – called “love diaries” – to “help children think and plan for themselves and make their dreams come true.” I talked about my own childhood dream of...

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Korea, Again

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Family & Friends, For Children's Book Creators, Korean Books & Culture | Comments Off on Korea, Again

Korea, Again

I’m writing from Seoul where I’m connecting with old friends as well as doing a few presentations, including talking about my graphic novel, The Legend of Hong Kil Dong, with a classroom of Korean 6th graders  – in Korean! Quite a stretch for my language skills, requiring learning/trying to recall a whole set of vocabulary: editor, research, picture book, manuscript, theme, final art, etc. (Another group of vocabulary is easier because it’s just a Korean pronunciation of the English word: sketch = su-keh-chi; character = keh-rik-tuh, and so on.) Next week I’ll...

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