CWILLers kick off TD Book Week at Christianne’s Lyceum

Left to right: Linda Demeulemeester, Christianne Hayward, Laura Farina (in front), Mahtab Narsimhan, and Norma Charles at Christianne’s Lyceum

TD Book Week was off to a great start with a warm welcome/launch party at Christianne’s Lyceum. Two members of CWILL, Norma Charles and Linda Demeulemeester, read with me in front of an engaged audience. Thoughtful comments from Christianne and the attendees gave us an opportunity to share our inspirations and writing processes. Over snacks and crafts for the kids, we had a chance to chat and get to know each other.

Thanks to Laura Farina and Christianne Hayward for hosting us, and to Cynthia Nugent for her support!

— Mahtab Narsimhan

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CWILL BC at Write On Vancouver

Don’t miss CWILL BC authors and illustrators Norma Charles, G. Rosemary Ludlow, Danielle Marcotte, Anita Miettunen, Suzanne de Montigny, Lori Sherritt-Fleming, Tiffany Stone, Janet M. Whyte and others at Write On Vancouver:

Saturday, May 13th 2017 | 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

— Vancouver Public Library and CWILL BC

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Book Launch: Noah & Great Bear – May 10th 2017

Join Danielle S. Marcotte as she launches Noah & Great Bear: An adventure in the Yukon, an illustrated 32 page-long storybook for 4 to 8 year olds:

Wednesday, May 10th 2017 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Black Bond Books | Trenant Park Square Shopping Centre
5251 Ladner Trunk road, Delta, BC

This is a free family event for all ages and for everyone! Refreshments will be served. 10% off all regular-priced merchandise bought in the store.

For more information, see http://daniellesmarcotte.weebly.com/news–nouvelles

— Danielle S. Marcotte

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Write On Vancouver – Saturday, May 13th 2017

Join CWILL BC at Write On Vancouver

Saturday, May 13th 2017 | 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
VPL Central Branch | 350 West Georgia Street

Write On Vancouver is the Vancouver Public Library’s day-long celebration of local writers and publishers. Learn how to write a page turner, get a book deal, self-publish your ebook, design a book cover, and market your book!

Keynote:

Classes:

Workshops:

Panels:

Readings:

No registration is required. All events are first come, first seated.

— Vancouver Public Library

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Authors for Indies – April 29th, 2017

Join CWILLers Rachelle Delaney, kc dyer, Kallie George, Darren Groth, Melanie Jackson, Julie Lawson, Anita Miettunen, Ashley Spires, and Tiffany Stone at Authors for Indies on April 29th! For the full schedule and bookstore locations, check out the Canadian Authors for Indies Day website: https://www.authorsforindies.com/booksellers-list?field_afi_address_administrative_area=BC

Authors for Indies is a national campaign in support of independent bookstores. On Saturday, April 29th, hundreds of Canadian authors will volunteer as guest booksellers at indie bookstores across the country. This is the day authors give back to the bookstores who support them every day of the year.

Independent bookstores are more than just retailers. Indie bookstores are spaces where you can open a book at random, fall into another world, and take it home with you forever. Where you can enter and breathe in that new book smell. Where you can talk to people who are passionate about recommending exactly the right book. Where you are part of a reading community.

If that’s how you feel about bookstores, then come out on Saturday April 29th. Every participating bookstore will feature different activities. We’ll be there to chat about good books, give readings, sign books, or call Bingo games, if that’s what the bookstore wants us to do. There could be music, cupcakes, kids’ events, art tables, or contests. For sure, every store will feature Canadian authors.

— Authors for Indies

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Children’s Chronicles with Jacqueline Pearce – April 22nd, 2017

Author Jacqueline Pearce will read from her novels The Reunion and Flood Warning and talk with kids about writing on Saturday April 22, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at the New Westminster Quay as part of the New Westminster Literary Arts Society’s Children’s Chronicles reading series.

Find out how food and family photos can inspire stories, try out a writing activity, and make a “story seed” bookmark. For kids ages 8-12, located upstairs in the kids’ area of the River Market (810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster). Previous presenters in this reading series include Alan Woo and Duane Lawrence.

— Jacqueline Pearce

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