Deborah Jackson

Monday, September 26, 2011

Book Bash with the Kidlit Authors

Come party with children's writers and illustrators! On Friday, October 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., authors from near and far will gather to celebrate at Collected Works Bookstore (1242 Wellington St. W., 613-722-1265)

Come meet the people who are creating the latest books for young adults, tweens, and children. Hear about new releases directly from the authors, and have them autographed on the spot.This party launches the SCBWI Canada East fall conference (October15-16).

Those who will present their latest work at the party include author R.J. Anderson (Ultraviolet, Spell Hunter, Wayfarer) and illustrator Ben Hodson (Richard Was a Picker, Jeffrey and Sloth, Hear My Roar), both featured speakers at the SCBWI conference. Governor General Award winner Rachna Gilmore (That Boy Red, The Flute) will also be on hand, along with writers Catherine Austen (My Cat Isis, 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, All Good Children), Lizann Flatt (Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here), Alma Fullerton (Burn, Libertad), Deborah Jackson (Time Meddlers, Time Meddlers: Undercover), Caroline Pignat (Greener Grass, Wild Geese, Timber Wolf), and Marsha Skrypuch (Stolen Child, Daughter of War). Both adults and kids are welcome. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

SCBWI Canada East's fall conference ("The Courage to Create," October15-16) is open to adults who want to learn more about publishing. Please pre-register if interested. For more information see SCBWI website.

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