March 2 2015 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
VPL Central Branch

Join seven professional children’s authors and illustrators to find out how they broke into this exciting and competitive field and how they built their careers.

You will have a chance to ask questions and get practical information on such topics as how to improve your writing, how to find a publisher and submit your work, what agents do, what to look for in a book contract and what the financial rewards are.

A partnership event with Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia Society (CWILL).

image001Just wanted to let you know about this amazing event which will take place March 8.  Early bird registration ends January 31, 2014!

Serendipity 2014: Children’s Literature in a Digital Age

Saturday, March 8 2014
UBC Education Building: 2125 Main Mall
8am-4pm (lunch is included)

From practical advice on using literature-based apps with children to learning how authors and illustrators are using social media and electronic publishing, Serendipity 2014 is a must-attend event for educators, librarians, researchers and literature lovers looking to the future of books for young people.

We have invited presenters that are not only at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving world of technology and children’s books, but are also dynamic, engaging and will leave you inspired and full of ideas:

  • Paul Zelinsky (@paulozelinsky): Caldecott-winning illustrator of over two dozen books
  • Arthur Slade (@arthurslade): Governor-general’s award-winning author
  • John an style=’font-size:12.0pt;font-family:”Garamond”,”serif”;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA’> (@MrSchuReads): Library Journal Mover and Shaker, elementary school teacher-librarian, blogger, 2014 Newbery Committee member
  • Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes): School Library Journal blogger, elementary school teacher-librarian, 2014 Caldecott Committee member
  • Tim Federle (@TimFederle): Author of Better Nate Than Ever and the forthcoming sequel Five, Six, Seven, Nate! (January 2014)
  • Hadley Dyer (@hedyer): Winner of the Information Book Award for Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION until January 31, 2014: Members $150, Non-Members $165, Students $75

REGULAR REGISTRATION starts February 1, 2014: Members $200, Non-Members $215, Students $100

Susin Nielsen at Kidsbooks
Photo by Tundra Books (Flickr)

The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable & Kidsbooks are pleased to present Susin & Susan.

The evening will feature talks by celebrated authors Susin Nielsen and Susan Juby. Please join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 pm at Kidsbooks (3083 W. Broadway b/t Balaclava & Bayswater) for a great evening filled with amazing authors, snacks, lively discussions and a book signing. 

For more information or to register ($10/ticket) go to

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