Don’t forget, January 17 is our annual Celebration of B.C.’s Award Winning Children’s Authors and Illustrators with special guests Lee Edward Fodi and Janet Whyte, and the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada 2016 Information Book Award winners Deborah Hodge (author) and Karen Reczuch (illustrator) for their book West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet. Over 20 B.C. authors and illustrators will be there as well!

We will also be selling mystery cracker jack packs for $20 each to help fund the speakers at our next events. Each package of cracker jacks contains the secret number of a prize valued between $25 and $200. You could be the lucky winner of a set of books, a bottle of wine, a framed illustration, or another wonderful treat! Please remember to bring cash or cheques as we are unable to process credit or debit card payments at the venue.

When: January 17, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Where: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
What: Celebratory drinks & delicious snacks
Cost: Free to members and students.

Register now to confirm your seat.

The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable is pleased to announce that Molly Idle and Kelli Chipponeri will be speaking at Edgy, Erie, Exceptional Serendipity 2015.

 

Come to Serendipity 2015 and find out first-hand what is involved in creating these stunning works of art (and literature) for children with special guests Molly Idle and Kelli Chipponeri.

Molly Idle is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books, including the Caldecott Honor winning Flora and the Flamingo (2013) and its equally enchanting companion Flora and the Penguin (2014). She also illustrated the delightfully unnerving Zombelina (2013), written by Kristyn Crow, and wrote and illustrated the whimsical Tea Rex: A Young Person’s Guide to Tea Party Etiquette (2013).

We are also delighted to introduce Kelli Chipponeri, Editorial Director, Children’s, at Chronicle Books, who has worked with Molly on a number of projects. Kelli previously worked at Running Press and in 2010 moved to Chronicle books as their Executive Editor. Her knowledge and expertise on the subject of picture book publishing is phenomenal.

Bring your questions and be prepared to get inside information on the children’s picture book publishing experience from this dynamic duo. Intrigued? Then be sure to register for Serendipity 2015 while the early bird rates are still in effect!

Edgy, Eerie, Exceptional Serendipity takes place March 7, 2015 at UBC.

jonArno-_horizontal-email (4)UBC’s Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program

Presents: A talk and reading from his work by Canadian poet for children and young adults

 JonArno Lawson

Entitled:

A Talk from the Bottom of the Box: Reflections of an Award-winning Poet for Youth

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

The Dodson Room, Room 302, Level 3, Chapman Learning Commons, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, University of British Columbia

Refreshments served

JonArno Lawson, one of Canada’s most noted poets for children and young adults, will discuss his creative and publishing process and read from his books. Lawson is the author of books for all ages, from collections of poetry for teens to single-poem picture books and non-fiction.

His most recent books are Down in the Bottom of the Bottom of the Box and Enjoy it While it Hurts. In 2013 he won the PRISM non-fiction award for a piece he wrote called Horse Camp.

He is a two-time winner of the prestigious award for children’s poetry, The Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. The 2009 jury stated that his award-winning A Voweller’s Bestiary, From Aardvark to Guineafowl (And H) is “not just this year’s best book of children’s poetry, it is one of the year’s best books of poetry period.”

The 2007 jury stated that Lawson’s Black Stars in a White Night Sky is a “beautifully designed book filled with well-crafted poems…. Lawson is in a class by himself.”

Lawson’s young adult poetry collection, Think Again was shortlisted for the 2011 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award.

Lawson has taught children’s poetry in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program at Simmons College, Boston, and gives workshops for children and adults.

The colloquium is sponsored by the UBC Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program, a multidisciplinary degree Program offered by the Creative Writing Program, the English Department, and the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in the Faculty of Arts; and the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education.

To read more about this and other fabulous upcoming children’s literature events go to www.vclr.ca

The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, a group dedicated to supporting the children’s literature community of Vancouver is proud to host renowned picture book artist Oliver Jeffers at the University Golf Club on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Please click on the poster to enlarge, click here to register for this event!

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 www.vclr.ca

 

 

 

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 www.vclr.ca

Are you interested in the writing and/or illustrating process? If so, you should join our guest author and illustrator to find out how you can become an author or an illustrator yourself! 

Brian Deines, acclaimed Canadian children’s book illustrator and Nancy Hundal, a local author and librarian are presenting on the art of the picture book, and the special relationships that exist between reader, story and pictures.

When? Tuesday, 8 May, 2012 from 7:00pm- 8:30 pm

Where? City Centre Library (10350 University Dr, Surrey), Meeting Room 120 (1st floor)

Cost? This incredible event is Free!

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