Author Archives: Cynthia Nugent

About Cynthia Nugent

Children's book author/illustrator, instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, animator, founder of Rascal Media, MA in children's literature

New poetry picturebook by CWILL author Barbara Nickel

CWILL poet Barbara Nickel is pleased to announce her new picturebook, A Boy Asked the Wind and to extend an invitation to the launch which will feature wind songs by the Community School Choir, the premiere of the animated book … Continue reading

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Children’s science writer Shar Levine gets U of A Honour Award

CWILL author, Shar Levine, will receive an Alumni Honour Award for her contributions to children’s literature and science education. This accomplished CWILL author, a ’74 BA, is an award-winning writer and designer of science books for children. Her commitment to encouraging science … Continue reading

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Conference on identity in children’s fiction

Registration for the 2014 UBC Graduate Student Research Conference in Children’s Literature, “I Will Be Myself”: Identity in Children’s Literature, Media and Culture, is now open. The conference will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 8:00 am to 5:00 … Continue reading

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Animated trailer for CWILL BC event

CWILL BC poets Robert Heidbreder and Tiffany Stone will be presenting at a joint Roundtable and CWILL BC event called Poetry Please on November 22, 2013. I made this animated video using the art of illustrator Lori Joy Smith (with … Continue reading

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Charles van Sandwyk exhibition and talk

If you like Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, you will probably enjoy the illustrations of this Canadian artist: UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections Presents:  An Afternoon with Charles van Sandwyk Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 12:00 p.m-1:30 p.m. Dodson … Continue reading

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Seriously Exquisite Illustration

My favourite event in the calendar of the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable is their annual illustrator breakfast. On October 19, 2013 we will eat a lovely buffet breakfast, visit with fellow lovers of children’s books, and have the rare opportunity … Continue reading

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