Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Word on the Street

Thanks again to the fab. CWILL-BC blog — here's a list (with links) of all of the BC writers and illustrators creating children's books who will be appearing at Vancouver's Word on the Street event. Thanks, Tanya!

Win a Writer or Illustrator!

Head on over to the CWILL-BC blog to learn more about the Fall Book Harvest and to learn how you can win a visit by a BC writer or illustrator.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

One Week Until The Word on the Street

Next Sunday, September 27, is The Word on the Street. This year's events will be held in Vancouver, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax. I will be at the Vancouver event, in the magazine tent with the magazine and also presenting in the Kids' Tent at 4 pm. See you there!

TD Books Kids' Club

The CBC and TD are holding a contest to have a kids' book club come to your school. All you need to do is organize some sort of cheer and have your teacher or principal record it and send it off to the CBC. (Well, and then you have to win of course.) The classes that win get to meet the author travelling in their area and, of course, have their scintillating discussion recorded for all to hear. This year the regions are limited to: Greater Vancouver, Edmonton area, Calgary area, Manitoba, Montreal area, and mainland Nova Scotia. (And, yes, those odd and inconsistent descriptions are from the contest details.) Details here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

September Q&Q Reviews

Quill and Quire's September issue has reviews of the latest children's books by: Arthur Slade, Valerie Wyatt, Joanne Schwartz, Melanie Watt, Marie-Louise Gay, Mireille Messier, Nicholas Maes, James Laxer, Eric Walters, Fiona Bayrock, Nancy Harty, Maureen Garvie, Kenneth Oppel, Allison van Diepen, and Jocelyn Brown.

Canadian Materials Goes Weekly

Canadian Materials is now publishing weekly, which is great news for all those wanting to keep up on the latest on Canadian books for kids. This week look for interviews with Larry Verstraete, Eva Wiseman, and Marty Chan as well as 23 book reviews. (This is a great magazine, but I sure wish they'd come up with a new, more inspired, name!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Upcoming Events: Fall Book Harvest

Mark your calendars. Fall Book Harvest is coming soon to the Vancouver area. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the Canadian authors and illustrators who are creating books for children. And, of course, it's a great chance to see (and purchase a signed copy of) their latest books. A similar event will be held in Victoria in November. Stay tuned!

For more about the Fall Book Harvest and the Hycroft Event (and other happenings from writers and illustrators in BC), visit the CWILL-BC Blog.