Book launch alert: Join author Darlene Foster as she celebrates Amanda in Holland

darlenefoster.jpgDarlene Foster will be in BC to launch book seven in the Amanda Travels series, Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action.

Two events are scheduled:

Albany Books
Tsawwassen, BC
Saturday, October 19th, 1 to 3 PM

Chapters Pine Tree Village
Coquitlam, BC
Sunday, October 20th, 1 to 4 PM

Come on down and meet Darlene—and Amanda!


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Come hang out with Kidlit creators!

Kidlit lovers are invited to check out a fantastic fundraising event for the Vancouver Writers Festival:
Kidlit, Craft Brews, and Canapes!
Come hang out with Mariko Tamaki, Faith Eric Hicks, Ashley Spires (CWILL is proud to say that she is one of our members), and Cale Atkinson.
Details and tickets can be found here. All proceeds go to youth education programs as part of the Vancouver Writers Festival.
Kidlit Craft Brew and Canapes
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Ink Well Vancouver events – Fall 2019

Ink Well Vancouver is hosting two events this fall, and we’d love for you to join us.

On October 3rd, 2019, we’re having a social evening called The Finer Pints of Picture Books. This is a chance to gather with fellow writers, enjoy a drink, and chat about our shared love of children’s literature. It’s a free event, so bring friends along! (Wolf & Hound Pub, 7 pm)

On November 17th, 2019, we’re holding a workshop called Revision Rethink. We’ll be exploring a variety of revision techniques and new strategies to create publication-ready work. (Carousel Theatre, Granville Island, 9:15 am)

To find more information about both of these events, as well as instructions on how to register, please visit our website.

Good luck with your writing this fall, and we hope to see you soon!

— Tanya, Rachelle, and Stacey, Ink Well Vancouver

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Join local authors & illustrators at Word Vancouver literary festival

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Word Vancouver festival and many CWILL members will be on hand at the children’s stage to help celebrate.

Word Vancouver is a FREE literary event, so come join your fellow book lovers at the downtown public library on Sunday, September 29th. You can check out the full schedule of events at the children’s stage HERE.

word 2019

CWILL members who will be appearing throughout the day include:


Tiffany Stone
Tallulah Plays the Tuba
(Annick Press)




Kallie George
Anne’s Kindred Spirit
(Penguin Random House)




Norma Charles
Tree Musketeers
(Ronsdale Press)




Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Mya’s Strategy to Save the World
(Penguin Random House)




Lee Edward Fodi
The Secret of Zoone




Mahtab Narsimhan
Embrace the Chicken
(Orca Books)




Kit Pearson
Be My Love




Illustrator Kathryn Shoemaker will also be on hand, providing many MC duties!


CWILL will also have a booth at the table, so make sure you stop by to say hello and to grab some freebies—and some autographs!


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Word Vancouver – September 29th, 2019

Visit CWILL’s table at Word Vancouver on Sunday, September 29th, 2019, as the festival commemorates 25 years of celebrating readers, authors, and illustrators!

For more information, check out the 2019 Program Guide. Hope to see you there!


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Stacey Matson book launch – September 19th, 2019

Stacey Matson is keen to share her newest novel, Finding Cooper, with the world. It’s a mystery that includes the real-life, unsolved FBI case about famed skyjacker D.B. Cooper. It takes place in Vancouver (and Ladner), and it has a dog in sunglasses on the cover–what more could anyone want??

Join Stacey at her book launch at Kidsbooks:

Thursday, September 19th at 7 pm
Vancouver Kidsbooks | 2557 West Broadway

Stacey would love to see you there! RSVP at Eventbrite:

* Free cookies if you bring the real-life D.B. Cooper!

* Just kidding! Free cookies for everyone!

* But especially if you’re D.B. Cooper.

— Stacey Matson

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