It’s currently pouring in Vancouver. So what better way to spend the time than with a good book, or by taking part in a fantastic literary event?
To start things off, cue Family Literacy Day on January 27th, 2012. And in celebration of Family Literacy Day, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has compiled a list of 50 Canadian children’s books involving the subject of family. There are lots of books on the list by CWILL BC authors and illustrators, and it covers books for children age 4, all the way up to young adult. But don’t stop at this list, there are tons of amazing books for kids, Canadian and beyond, just waiting to be read by and with your family on Family Literacy Day (and beyond).
Then in February are the following events, presented by The B.C. Literacy Council of the International Reading Association (BCLCIRA) and the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable (VCLR):
1) The Distinguished Speaker Dinner: featuring Dr. Lee Gunderson from the Department of Language and Literacy at UBC.
topic: Reading in Multilingual Classrooms: Comprehensibility and Children’s Literature.
venue: University Golf Club (5185 University Blvd)
date: Friday, February 24, 2012
time: 6:30 pmTo learn more, and for links to register, please visit this VCLR page.
2) Serendipity 2012: Year of the Dragon: Asian Themes for Young Canadian Readers date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
venue: University of British Columbia, Neville Scarfe Building, Room 100
This all day event features Paul Yee, Lisa Yee, and Allen Say. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
A full rundown on the 2012 Serendipity event and special guests can be found on the VCLR event page.
And on Monday, March 5, 2012, the annual, free, and ever-popular CWILL BC Getting Started in Children’s Books Panel takes place at the Vancouver Public Library. This is a great opportunity to hear local authors & illustrators talk about how they got their start in children’s lit, and to ask them questions about the business (and get honest answers).
date: March 5, 2012
venue: Vancouver Public Library Branch, 350 West Georgia St. – Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms