Category Archives: young adult literature

Silvana Goldemberg: Playing with Words, by Pam Withers

Growing up in Villaguay, Argentina, Silvana Goldemberg was surrounded by reading, writing, love and humour. Not only did her grandfather tell fun stories and her mother read books to the gathered family, but late into the night, Silvana could hear … Continue reading

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Glen Huser: CWILL BC’s president loves “offbeat humour,” by Pam Withers

With a schoolteacher mother who wrote poetry, perhaps Glen Huser was always destined to be a writer. “She read to us every night. We definitely grew up with literature around us.” The second of four children, Glen grew up in … Continue reading

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Jocelyn Shipley: A sweet 16 years of writing YA

Thanks to an inspiring high school English teacher and a part-time job in the public library, Jocelyn Shipley of Parksville, BC decided as a teen she wanted to write fiction. That’s even though “I wrote a lot of bad poetry … Continue reading

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Dip into Ink Well Vancouver

Three Vancouver children’s writers have launched a new kid lit community called Ink Well Vancouver and they’re planning a series of workshops, master classes, and events. Their first offering is a six-week children’s writing workshop, ideal for anyone hoping to … Continue reading

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Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies – September 13th, 2017

Come join Suzanne de Montigny and friends for an evening of reading and music (and a gift) at the launch of her latest teen novel, Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies — based on a true story. Wednesday, September 13th, … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Rain

Brenna’s beloved adoptive mother has died and her birth mother doesn’t want to maintain contact with her. Overcome with grief, Brenna tries to care for her father and younger sister. The last thing she expects is to fall in love … Continue reading

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