The annual Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable event Serendipity is taking place on Saturday February 28th, 2009 (Gala dinner Friday 27thth). The theme, Telling Our Stories, is the thread linking the keynote speakers – Gillian Chan, Rukhsana Khan, Michele Lemieux, Perry Nodelman, and Pamela Porter. Also speaking will be this year’s Information Book Award winner as well as Phyllis Simon, who is celebrating Vancouver kidsbooks’ 25th anniversary. For more information on the event, and to download the registration forms, please visit the VCLR website.
Closer to the Yukon than to Vancouver? Then the 2009 Yukon Writer’s Conference might be for you. It takes place April 3-5 2009 in Whitehorse and though not specifically about children’s literature, it features North American editors and publishers representing a variety of genres. For complete information on the conference, please go here.