The Best Mess — Nurturing Young Authors

Saturday, May 7, 2011
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch
6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Come on along! This is a free event for children aged 9 and up – and parents, writers and teachers!

Now’s your chance to hear Ted Staunton, TD Canadian Children’s Book Week touring author, creator of over 30 books! For more about his books, check out his website.

You will find picture books, the Morgan series for Grade 2 to 4 readers, the Dreadful Truth series of humorous looks at Canadian history, the junior novel Hope Springs a Leak, and YA sequels, Sounding Off and (new this year) Acting Up.

Meet BC authors and illustrators reading aloud and sharing their “best mess”— the process of creation unique to each one. If you are an aspiring writer, you will pick up some tips and techniques to get you going.

Alison Acheson, author/creative writing instructor, Molly’s Clue (2010)
kc dyer, young adult author, Facing Fire (2010)
Melanie Jackson, author, Fast Slide (2010)
Denise Jaden, young adult author, Losing Faith (2010)
Rebecca Kool, author, Fly Catcher Boy
Sara Leach, picture book writer, Sounds of the Ferry
Jacquie Pearce, author, chapter book, Mystery of the Missing Luck (2011)
Max Tell, story teller, Monkey Mumbo Jumbo Show and (CD)

Special thanks to the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL BC), Canadian Children’s Book Centre and Burnaby Public Library for hosting this event.

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