Event Alert: Meet Darlene Foster
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by CWILL BC admin
1M ago
Darlene Foster is launching her latest book in the Amanda Travels series, Amanda in Scotland: The Standing Stones. Amanda visits the Scottish Isle of Arran where the past and the present collide as she attempts to solve a mystery. Will the answer be in the standing stones? Join Darlene:  Saturday, July 13 From 1 – 3 pm Albany Books 127 – 1315 56th Street Tsawwassen, BC ..read more
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Event alert: Meet Hayley Lowe!
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by CWILL BC admin
1M ago
Join author and illustrator Hayley Lowe as she celebrates her new picture book, THE PIE REPORTS! Saturday, June 15 11am – 2 pm Gabi & Jules Handmade Pies & Baked Goodness Port Moody, BC ..read more
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Event alert: Meet Christine Read
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by CWILL BC admin
1M ago
Read BC, and meet local author Christine Read and get a signed copy of her debut book Queenie Jean is in Trouble Again. Saturday, June 1 1-3 pm Indigo, Park Royal West Vancouver ..read more
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In memoriam: Irene N. Watts 
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by CWILL BC admin
6M ago
CWILL’s beloved and long-time member, Irene Watts, passed away on November 21, 2023, at the age of 92 years old. As an educator, dramatist, and writer, she was an important voice in Canadian’s children’s literature.  Irene was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1931. When she was a child, her grandfather gave her a puppet theatre, a gift that she credits for sparking her creative life. At the age of seven, she went to England on the Kindertransport to escape Nazi Germany. She immigrated to Canada in 1968 with her husband and children. In Canada, Irene became a teacher and worked in theatre for ..read more
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Come celebrate the launch of Blue Camas, Blue Camas
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by CWILL BC admin
8M ago
BC author Danielle S. Marcotte will be reading from her new book, Blue Camas, Blue Camas, at Black Bond books on Sunday, November 19th at 1pm in Ladner. All are welcome! The first thirty customers who purchase the book will receive a free copy of Danielle’s previous book, This Airplane Can Dance ..read more
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Join Claire London for the launch of her new book
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by Lee Edward Födi
10M ago
Claire Lordon is launching her new graphic novel memoir One in a Million. Her medical misfortunes may be one in a million in this relatable memoir, but so is her determination, grit, and passion to beat the odds and reclaim her life. Join Claire at: Iron Dog Books 2371 East Hastings Street Vancouver October 11th at 7pm ..read more
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CWILLers at Word Vancouver 2023 Festival!
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by CWILL BC admin
11M ago
The Children’s Writers & Illustrators of BC are excited to partner with our friends at Word Vancouver to offer tons of family-friendly offerings this year! We welcome kids, teens, families, lovers of kid-lit of all ages, students and young/emerging writers and artists to connect, learn, celebrate, and read local with us this fall at Word Vancouver Festival of Readers & Writers. Join 35+ local authors & illustrators across TWO(+) days for THREE kinds of kid-lit fun: Festival Programming: author & illustrator presentations, panels, performances & more! Drop-In Fun: local aut ..read more
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“Collaborating with BC Children’s Authors & Illustrators” BCMA Webinar Replay!
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by CWILL BC admin
1y ago
Special thanks to the BC Museums Association for the opportunity to connect with their members and share ideas, inspiration, and opportunities for collaborating with BC children’s authors and illustrators on June 7! (We were also incredibly impressed with their well-organized professional development and continuing education resources for their members and webinar mastery—a true inspiration!) Missed the live version? You can watch the full replay on their site or below: Looking for ways to serve and engage kids and families more deeply, frequently, and creatively? This fast-paced and eng ..read more
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So you want to get published…
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by CWILL BC admin
1y ago
Here at CWILL, we get a lot of questions about getting published, which is one of the reasons we host an annual panel event with the Vancouver Public Library—we’ll give you the insider perspective! So don’t hesitate, sign up now to join six of our authors and illustrators for an online discussion on how they broke into this exciting and competitive field.  When: March 14, 2023, 7:00pm-8:30pm Where: Online event Ask questions and get practical information on topics such 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 ..read more
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CWILL BC 2022 Releases
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by CWILL BC admin
1y ago
Our members (and their publishers!) have been hard at work this year. We’re proud to see over 50 titles (including a solid collection of sweet-and-spooky Halloween-ready books!) by BC authors and illustrators published across all juvenile age ranges and categories. Looking to add more quality kidlit to your shelves? Browse & Shop 2022 Releases on Pinterest Search, Sort & Shop 2022 Releases in Google Sheets ..read more
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