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

CWILL Writers’ Retreat 2019

A wonderful weekend on Mayne Island learning all about about writing dialogue from our brilliant and prolific CWILL author, Ellen Schwartz. The setting was heavenly and the conversation witty and intelligent. I managed some watercolour sketches during the free time … Continue reading

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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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