CWILLers at WORD Vancouver 2022 Festival!

The amazing folks at WORD Vancouver Festival have put together over a week of free literary programming this year and we’re celebrating with a giveaway!

Enter to win a stack of books for kids by BC authors and illustrators for your classroom, library, or home!

Closes at midnight September 25, 2022. Open across BC, so even if you’re attending the virtual events only, you can still enter!

Enter the Giveaway

Attend midweek online sessions, Saturday children’s programming in Surrey, and Sunday all-audiences programming in downtown Vancouver and livestreaming (full schedule here.)

Check out our exhibition tables on Saturday and Sunday for free kids’ activities, bookmarks, and bonus book basket giveaways.

And read on for a complete list of the many FREE panels, readings, and workshops featuring CWILLers:


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

9:30 to 10:15 AM

Location: Online

Type: Reading · Cooking Demonstration

Audience: Grades 4-6

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IN THE KITCHEN: A FAIRY TALE

Host: CWILLer Emily Seo

Readers:

  • Karim Alrawi, Arab Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook (Tradewind Books, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi)
  • Sobhi al-Zobaidi & Tamam Qunembou-Zobaidi

Join Karim as he explores the importance of food through stories. There will be a cooking lesson by Sobhi and Tamam of Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine. Come hungry.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

1:00 to 1:45 PM

Location: Online

Type: Reading · French Language/En Française

Audience: Grades 1-3

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LES AVENTURIERS!

Host: CWILLer Suzanne de Montigny

Readers:

  • CWILLer Caroline AddersonPierre & Paul: Dragon! (Owl Kids, illustrated by Alice Carter)
  • Sarah Lalonde, La Jardinière des océans (Orca Publishing), illustrated by France Cormier

Join us for two adventurous tales and see how sometimes doing things a little differently can lead you to unexpected treasures or help you win victoriously in battle.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

10:30 to 11:30 AM

Location: Online

Type: Reading · Conversation Circle

Audience: Grades 4-6

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RISING UP FROM THE PAST

Host: Heige S. Boehm

Readers:

  • CWILLer Barbara NickelDear Peter, Dear Ulla (Thistledown Press)
  • Kathy Kacer, Louder Than Words (Annick Press)
  • Susan McClelland, Boy from Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor ( Bloomsbury · Raincoast Books, co-written by Robbie Wisean)

The lessons of the Holocaust will forever be harrowing, but these three authors take on three unique and novel approaches to present tales of adversity and resilience from the WWII era to a generation decades removed from the stories they only learn about in history books.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

1:00 to 1:45 PM

Location: Online

Type: Reading · Conversation Circle

Audience: K to Grade 3

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FINDING THE WAY IN YOUR CITY

Host: CWILLer K.A. Wiggins

Readers:

  • CWILLer Kari Rust, The House At the End of the Road (OwlKids)
  • Darren Lebeuf, My City Speaks (Kids Can Press, illustrated by Ashley Barron)

Two authors share stories of kids discovering how to connect to their city and see places in a whole new light. In one case, a group of children befriend an older man and learn about the many fascinating older objects he holds onto in his house. In the other, a visually impaired young girl experiences the places around her through all her other senses, appreciating them in all their richness.


Friday, September 23, 2022

7:00 to 8:45 PM

Location: Christianne’s Lyceum, Vancouver

Type: In-person, auditorium-style (delivery and questions)

Audience: Ages 4-12, Parents Welcome

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PAGES AND PAJAMAS: A COZY NIGHT OF STORYTELLING

Host: Christianne Hayward

Readers:

Join us in your pajamas or loungewear and let our authors/illustrators take care of bedtime stories, so you can drop into bed the minute you get home. There will be ample time to ask these storytellers your questions and, of course, to enjoy some tasty treats. This event is aimed at children ages 4 to 12 and parents/adults are invited to join as per their availability.


Saturday, September 24, 2022

10:30 to 11:30 AM

Location: Surrey City Centre Library

Type: Reading · Conversation Circle

Audience: Pre-K to Grade 1

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WHAT MAKES YOU YOU?

Host: Jamie Dunlop Khau

Readers:

  • CWILLer Rhiannon WallaceLeopold’s Leotard (Orca Publishing, illustrated by Risa Hugo)
  • Kuljinder Kaur Brar, My Name Is Saajin Singh (Annick Press, illustrated by Samrath Kaur)

Identity comes in all different formats. Finding who you are and owning it is important in both these authors’ books as their characters work through the challenges that the world offers.


Saturday, September 24, 2022

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Location: Surrey City Centre Library

Type: Reading · Conversation Circle

Audience: Grades 4-6

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TWISTS AND TURNS

Host: CWILLer K.A. Wiggins

Readers:

  • CWILLer Emily SeoThe Science of Boys (Tradewind Books, illustrated by Gracy Zhang)
  • Bree Galbraith, Wednesday Wilson Fixes All Your Problems (Kids Can Press, illustrated by Morgan Goble)

Life can be full of twists and turns especially when you’re trying to fit in, help family and friends, and ultimately find out who you are. Join these two authors as they share their characters’ unique ways of being true to themselves in a world full of questions and observations.


Sunday, September 25, 2022

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: SFU Harbour Centre— Segal Centre Room B, Vancouver & Online

Type: Panel Discussion, Q&A

Audience: All Ages, Aspiring & Emerging Professionals

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WRITING & ILLUSTRATING KIDS’ BOOKS

Host: CWILLer K.A. Wiggins

Readers:

Join a broad selection of professional BC authors and illustrators to chart paths to (children’s) publishing, the state of the industry, and core storytelling skills for picture books, middle grade, and YA.

This panel is perfect for supporters of local lit, fans of children’s fiction, and aspiring kidlit authors alike. Bring your questions and don’t forget to enter our giveaway!


Sunday, September 25, 2022

11:30 to 12:45 PM

Location: SFU Harbour Centre—Classroom 3, Vancouver

Type: Felting Workshop

Audience: All Ages/Adult

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DEEPLY FELT: NEEDLE FELTING FOR GROWN-UPS

Facilitator: CWILLer Holman WangGreat Job, Mom! & Great Job, Dad! (Penguin Random House)

Calling all crafters and makers! Kidlit creator and fibre artist Holman Wang will introduce you to the basics of needle felting — the process of repeatedly stabbing loose wool with a specialized notched needle until the wool entangles and mats enough to form sculptable felt.

Come and make a very basic wool creation, learning the skills that will help you continue with the handicraft at home. No experience necessary!


Sunday, September 25, 2022

4:30 to 5:30 PM

Location: SFU Harbour Centre—Classroom 3, Vancouver & Online

Type: Workshop

Audience: All Ages/Adult

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WHY YA?

Facilitator: CWILLer Jacqueline Firkins

Given the shifting landscape of YA books — market, genre classifications, reader expectations, etc. — this is an ideal time for YA authors (both published and prospective) to consider why they want to write YA.

Is your story suited to the current market and readership? Is it adaptable to an adult or middle-grade readership? What makes it nest firmly within YA? What do you bring to the market that’s unique? How does your book tie in with popular comp titles? What’s happening with New Adult? What makes you passionate about writing for this particular age group?

Over the hour, we’ll discuss what drives us as authors to write for YA readers, what’s going on in the marketplace, and what, at heart, makes a book YA besides the age of its protagonists.

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