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Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 2018

Congratulations to BC Book Prizes finalists Norma Charles and Kallie George, who are shortlisted for the 2018 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize! Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man by Norma Charles Publisher: Red Deer Press Harry Jerome is one … Continue reading

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Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature Honours Irene Watts and Kathryn Shoemaker

Following a successful re-launch in 2016, the Vine Awards for Jewish Literature honoured four Canadian writers on October 3rd, 2017 at the Park Hyatt in Toronto. Each of the winning authors at the luncheon was presented with a unique glass Vine Awards … Continue reading

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Author/Illustrator Jami Gigot: Never without a sketchbook in her back pocket, by Pam Withers

It was the movie Toy Story that inspired Jami Gigot to move from her Madison, Wisconsin home to Vancouver – to study animation and visual effects at Vancouver Film School. Always enamoured by her love of a good story (“My … Continue reading

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Serendipity 2018 – March 3rd at UBC Robson Square

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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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Reading Lights shining brightly in Vancouver

The ‘Reading Lights’ are all up and shining brightly.  The Vancouver Public Library had committed to a project lasting three years and we have reached that point. We can now celebrate its success. There are 61 ‘Reading Lights’—20 completed in … Continue reading

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