Hurry up, spring! I’m sick of my winter boots and ready to hit the road, preferably a road that is not covered in snow.
1000 Islands Writers Festival, Gananoque, April 27-30
As a Queens’ alum, I have fond memories of picturesque Gananoque and the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Looking forward to returning for events with CanLit faves Kelley Armstrong & Heather Smith!
Tickets & details here
Canadian Children’s Book Week, Manitoba, May 7-12
This fantastic program administered by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (are you a member? WHY NOT?) sends authors and illustrators to provinces/territories that are not their own. I’m looking forward to visiting schools and libraries across Manitoba. Public events include:
Mon, May 7th, 9:30-10:30am Neepawa Public Library
Tues, May 8th, 1-2pm Pinawa Public Library
Wednesday, May 9th, South Central Regional Library readings
Thurs, May 10th, Jake Epp Library, 1:30-2:30
Also thrilled that I will be able to attend the McNally Robinson Writing Contest Gala on Thurs, May 10th, 7pm- Grant Park
Forest of Reading Celebrations
Looking forward to meeting Red Maple readers at various celebrations for this year’s program.
- Niagara May 4th
- Toronto May 15th
- Durham May 17th
- Peel May 18th
CANSCAIP Mini Prairie Horizons, Saskatoon, May 26
If you’re in the prairies and interested in writing for kids, I will be part of a stellar line-up of speakers for this one day mini-conference. My session is called 13 Going on 30: What age group are you writing for? In this presentation I will explore age and audience categorizations, restrictions, and expectations.
Tickets & info here
Montreal YA Fest, Montreal, May 27
More details to come, but I’ll be joining a fantastic line-up of YA authors at Montreal’s very first dedicated YA festival on Sunday, May 27th.
Hope to see you soon!