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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


Guest Blog: Angie Street shares how archives are an inspiration to creative writing

The Now In Then project was the brainchild of Kate O’Malley, who was then working with Creative Ecology Wiltshire, aka CEW.  Kate has created a unique programme of opportunities for writers in Wiltshire which features writing workshops in the Wiltshire and Swindon History  Centre, mentoring for writers, a schools’ project, writers’ in residence, workshops for… 642 more words


Good Picture Book Advice from Pippa Goodhart - Keep it short!

I jumped at the chance to meet Pippa Goodhart and listen to her words of wisdom at the recent SCBWI Author Masterclass on Writing Picture Books… 495 more words

Picture Books

Tomie DePaola at the Concord Free Public Library

This year, the Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture brought beloved author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, whose career in children’s book spans fifty years, to the Concord Free Public Library on Saturday. 409 more words