We think the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Backyard Biodiversity is awesome!

If you’re having a hard time figuring out what to do this weekend in light of Vancouver’s recently fickle weather, here’s a reminder that Backyard Biodiversity, a children’s book and art exhibition, opens at 12pm, Sept 27th, at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.  The exhibit kicks off with readings and art activities. And for those definitely rainy days to come, there is lots of other kid-friendly scheduling throughout the weeks and weekends during the exhibition. And none of them require rain gear.

Inspired by the exhibition, staff at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum remember their favourite childhood books, over on Vancouver Is Awesome!.


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Word Vancouver 2014 – something for everyone, including dog lovers

Word Vancouver 2014 happens this weekend with events all over Vancouver for all ages and interests.

The entire schedule is listed here on the Word website, but here are the kid lit specific events CWILL BC members are involved in:

Shake a Paw, and evening of dog stories, in memory of Joan Betty Stuchner, takes place on Friday Sept 26th, 6:30pm. This event features Linda Bailey, Caroline Adderson, Jacqueline Pearce and Cynthia Heinrichs. Cynthia will be reading from Joan’s work.
Christianne’s Lyceum (3696 West 8th Ave, by Alma)

Kids Word starts at 11am on Sunday, with lots of children’s book authors, including many CWILL BC members, performing readings from their books.
Material is appropriate for under age 8 from 11:00–2:00, then ages 6+ for the rest of the day.
Vancouver Public Library, central location, inside the Children’s Library, Harvey Southam Room - full schedule and info here.

Getting Started and Staying Motivated as a Published Children’s Book Author or Illustrator, is part of Word Talks, and takes place at 11am on Sunday. The event features Norma Charles, Dan Bar-el, Cynthia Nugent, Jeremy TankardRaymond Nakamura, and moderator Kathryn Shoemaker.
Vancouver Public Library, central location, Alma VanDusen Room – full schedule and info here.



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VCLR – Take a Teacher to Breakfast Campaign

This year’s Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Illustrator Breakfast event features the fantastic Mary-Louise Gay. Also, in acknowledgement of the rough time teachers have had recently, the VCLR has announced a special pricing campaign for the event this year. Read all about it on the VCLR blog.

Don’t wait too long, the early registration opportunity ends soon (September 30th, 2014).

If you are an author, illustrator, teacher, librarian, or just a fan in any way of children’s literature, this event is well worth attending.

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Darlene Foster will be the featured author at the Kidsbook Reading Event on Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 PM at Y’s Books, 4307 Main Street, Vancouver.

Meet Darlene Foster, author of Amanda in Alberta: The Writing on the Stone – the fourth book in the Amanda travel adventure series.

Ys Books Poster

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CWILL BC and the Backyard Biodiversity Exhibit at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Join CWILL BC and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in September for an exhibition of B.C biodiversity themed books and book illustration.

The opening event takes place on September 27th, from 12:00-3pm, and there will be readings and art activities.

For more information on daily events at the museum, please visit: http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/today



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BC Arts Council grant for Creative Writers deadline

Writers, please take note that the upcoming BC Arts Council Grant deadline for Creative Writers is September 15, 2014. More information on the grant is available on the BC Arts Council website: www.bcartscouncil.ca

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