Once a year, UBC’s Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program hosts a colloquium with a respected speaker from the creative or scholarly side of children’s literature.
Paulette Bourgeois is author of the Franklin the Turtle series and other award-winning picture books and nonfiction. Franklin is the best-selling picture book series in Canada and has had huge global success, with articles written about it just recently in the popular press. The title of her talk is “The Inside Story of Franklin the Turtle: From Book to Brand,” and she’ll speak about the marketing and branding of her series as an example of what is happening in today’s children’s literature.
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2012, 4:30-5:30 pm at UBC in the Dodson Room, Barber building.
Free; no registration required; refreshments served.