ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As an explorer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author, Anne Mason’s
life reads like an extraordinary adventure book. Her journey began as a
young girl traveling and studying throughout Europe, especially
England, where she developed her love of teddy bears. In the following
years, she took to exploring new heights, literally, as she scaled the
frigid ascent to Mt. Everest’s Base Camp (17,600 ft). From there she
appeared as a principal actor in the 2009 adventure documentary film,
Journey to Everest, wherein the American team narrowly escaped an icy
fate after they were bumped from a flight at Lukla airport that would
later crash in the mountains.
Back in the States, while recovering from a serious illness that
suspended her traveling adventures, she took to exploring the confines
of her own imagination. It was through this inward self-discovery that
Anne first combined her passion for the teddy bear and her love of
children to create the world of the delightfully wonderful “Mr. Biddle.”
Through a single teddy bear and his forest friends, Anne began her
recovery and built up a world that would allow others to experience
the profound importance of friendship, adventure, learning and gratitude
that she had learned throughout her own travels.
Anne invites you to join Mr. Biddle in the Forest of Leeds to explore
the bits and bobs that make up all of us, and to experience the story
you’ll be retelling for years to come.
WORLD LITERACY SUMMIT
CLOSING THE LITERACY GAP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Anne Mason has been invited as a special guest to attend the World Literacy Summit held in the Sheldonian, University of Oxford, United Kingdom and will commence the 25th of March 2018. It will serve as a unique opportunity for delegates to collaborate, share ideas, learn and be united to close the global literacy gap in the 21st century. The Summit provides a platform for debate, discussion and sharing of knowledge between some of the world’s most ardent literacy and educational leaders, institutions, organizations and pioneers.
Champions of literacy will come from various countries and professional sectors to gather for a 3-day international event. Previous speakers have included Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands and representatives from UNESCO, UNICEF, Global Partnership for Education, National Literacy Trust, World Reader, Books for Africa and LitWorld, Save the Children, World Vision, Plan International, University of Auckland, University of London, Charles Sturt University, Monash University, University of KwaZulu-Natal and many more.
– World Literacy Foundation
Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
CVH 1st Class Magazine
Cheshire, England – January 2018