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Why bookstores offer a place to sit

Quite some time ago, I signed up for Quora. It was an impulse thing because I got an invite from a friend. Every so often, I scan through my emails from them and look for questions that interest me, or things that friends have written. 561 more words


Successful Culture in the School Visit at Dorval Elementary

In early November, Grade 2 students at Dorval Elementary were treated to 2-hour workshops with Quebec illustrator, Marisol Sarrazin. The workshops were made possible thanks to a grant from the… 135 more words


Quintessential Canadian Story turns 30!

Last week I was attending a meeting of the Babar YA Book Club when I spotted a beautiful new 30th anniversary special edition of “The Hockey Sweater”!   401 more words


Author talk: Dan Cruickshank - Wiltshire Manor Houses

The Now in Then project is aimed at bringing the past alive. Following successful creative writing, writers in residence sessions and workshops in schools, we now have a series of author talks planned. 533 more words

Networking / Training

Yesterday's News and Tomorrow's Talks

I was at this year’s KidLit Cafe, an annual celebration of local children’s authors and illustrators hosted by the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Children’s Literature Round Table. 499 more words


Black Dog Summer

Miranda Sherry will take you by surprise. She is this gentle, beautifully spoken, pretty blonde whose path intersects with mine in a class we sometimes have the privilege of sharing. 435 more words