Category Archives: literacy

Inspiring young imaginations in Korea

Myself and two other CWILL authors recently returned from Korea, where we taught a creative writing camp for kids and presented at the Canadian Embassy in Seoul. A contest to celebrate Canada150 The event at the embassy was an award … Continue reading

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Calling BC Writers and Illustrators: Phase 3 of Reading Lights is on its way

Do you write stories or poems for children 12 years and younger? Would you like them to be featured under a Reading Light? Have look at the Reading Lights installed this year by visiting the official website. The Vancouver Public … Continue reading

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Booktalk on Stepping Stones by Margriet Ruurs: January 16th

The BC Literary Council and the Lower Mainland International Literacy Association have asked Margriet Ruurs to talk about her latest book, Stepping Stones, A Refugee Family’s Journey, in celebration of Family Literacy Day: Monday, January 16, 2017 Norma Rose Point … Continue reading

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Jocelyn Shipley’s first middle-grade novel, Shatterproof, was just published in the Orca Currents series for reluctant readers 10-14. Nate gets talked into running a scam based on his resemblance to the teen star of the TV show Shatterproof. At first he just … Continue reading

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WORD Vancouver: A free festival of reading and writing

Word Vancouver Inspiring Words. A free festival of reading and writing. Words, words, and more words will abound at various free events between September 21 and 25, all part of Word Vancouver; the big festival day happens on the 25th … Continue reading

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Reading Lights Phase 2 is here!

CWILL BC is pleased to announce that the books for Phase 2 of the Reading Lights project have been chosen. Reading Lights is a program in which plaques featuring children’s books by BC authors and illustrators are installed on lamp … Continue reading

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