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Haiku Secrets at Historic Joy Kogawa House

On February 25, Jacquie Pearce will give a Haiku Secrets workshop at Historic Joy Kogawa House. In the workshop, Jacquie will teach people about writing haiku (including debunking the idea that a haiku poem needs to be 5-7-5 syllables long … Continue reading

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The Doorway to Adventure – November 2016

Lee Edward Fodi is working as a writer-in-residence at West Sechelt Elementary on the Sunshine Coast, working with two groups of students ranging from Grades 4-7. During four separate sessions, he is helping the students sculpt a fantasy story based … Continue reading

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Word Vancouver 2014 – something for everyone, including dog lovers

Word Vancouver 2014 happens this weekend with events all over Vancouver for all ages and interests. The entire schedule is listed here on the Word website, but here are the kid lit specific events CWILL BC members are involved in: Shake a … Continue reading

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Interview with Serendipity presenter Travis Jonker

Posted by Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable (VCLR)on January 15, 2014 Travis JonkerWe invite you to read this interview with Teacher-Librarian, Blogger, and Caldecott 2014 juror Travis Jonker. Travis is one of our keynote speakers at Serendipity 2014: Children’s Literature in … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Bali

Della Burford recently returned from a workshop in Bali and has created a short video about her experiences. Della is an both an author and illustrator and has published seven books, including pictures books, educational works, and poetry.

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How writing a story is like building a house

When I first started teaching creative writing to kids, one of the first classes I ever developed was “The Creative Carpenter.” It was more or less my way of trying to find a fun approach to teaching the formal elements … Continue reading

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