Category Archives: young adult literature

Norma Charles makes news with Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man

CWILL’s own Norma Charles was interviewed by the North Shore News about her book Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man. The interview by Jeremy Shepherd, entitled Harry Jerome runs into YA novel territory, appeared online February 5, 2019 – just in … Continue reading

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Kidsbooks champions CWILL at CBC’s 2018 Food Bank Day

Phyllis Simon of Kidsbooks kindly donated three bags of books to CBC Vancouver’s 2018 Open House & Food Bank Day on Friday, December 7th! The bags, each worth $200, were grouped for: 1) Babies and preschoolers; 2) Elementary school kids, … Continue reading

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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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