Friday, January 13, 2017

Victoria Children's Roundtable January: Pub Night

January: Pub Night
Monday, January 16. 7:00 pm.
Smith’s Pub, 777 Courtney Street (please note the location change)
No drop-in fee.
Everyone is welcome to bring a few children’s or teens’ books they are excited about and want to talk about, but this is totally optional. Feel free to just come and listen! People can order off the menu (snacks, dinner, drinks, whatever suits your fancy).  It’s a casual way to meet up with other people who are interested in all aspects of literature for young people.

February: How to Find a Publisher for Your Children’s Book
Monday, February 20.  Doors open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 start.
Saanich Centennial Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, 3110 Tillicum Road (next to Pearkes Arena)
Drop-in $7/$5 for students. VCLR members free.

Volunteers Wanted
The VCLR Steering Committee is always looking for helpers to run this show!  In June, I will have completed three years as the committee chair. I will be moving on to other volunteer work in the community, and I know that this committee will keep VCLR running strong.

Please contact us if you are interested in getting more involved with the promotion of children’s literature and local writers through the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable.

2017 Events
VCLR events are planned on the third Monday of each month through until June.  However, the May event may be tied to Canadian Children’s Book Week, which is a little earlier in the month.  Mark your calendars and watch for details!
 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Join VCLR for holiday stories Monday, December 5th



VCLR is hosting an early December event.


Monday, December 5 – ‘Tis the Season: Sit back and relax with a cup of hot apple cider, two professional storytellers and a night of traditional and comical stories for the holiday season.  


Andrea Brimmell and Moira Walker will warm your heart and make you smile. Saanich Centennial Branch Library, 7:30pm. Doors open at 7. Members free; Drop-in $7

Doors open at 7pm
Don't forget your holiday shopping:
Browse books for sale from School House Teaching Supplies and Children’s Bookstore.



We look forward to seeing you.

Join VCLR for holiday stories Monday, December 5th



VCLR is hosting an early December event.


Monday, December 5 – ‘Tis the Season: Sit back and relax with a cup of hot apple cider, two professional storytellers and a night of traditional and comical stories for the holiday season.  


Andrea Brimmell and Moira Walker will warm your heart and make you smile. Saanich Centennial Branch Library, 7:30pm. Doors open at 7. Members free; Drop-in $7
 

Doors open at 7pm
Don't forget your holiday shopping:
Browse books for sale from School House Teaching Supplies and Children’s Bookstore.



We look forward to seeing you.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Victoria Children's Roundtable Meeting Monday, November 21

Emerging Local Children’s Authors Panel Presentation:

Four local emerging children’s authors will share their process in writing books and how they were published
Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 3110 Tillicum Road (by Pearkes Arena)
Doors open at 7 pm – Browse books for sale from School House Teaching Supplies and Children’s Bookstore.

Runaway Mittens by Isla Shaykewich
Isla Shaykewich was just 7 years old when she wrote and illustrated Runaway Mittens. She’s all of 8 now, and will present this charming picture book.

Homecoming, Bad Business by Diane Dakers
An established biographer and journalist, Diane branches out into teen fiction with her first two works of fiction, Homecoming and Bad Business. Look for her upcoming title, Strings Attached in spring 2017. Diane is now working on her first full length YA novel.
Brother XII’s Treasure by Amanda Spottiswoode
The year is 1936, and seven children are sprung from their boarding schools and set sail along the coast of BC for an adventure like no other. They discover the true story of Brother XII, a shadowy figure who is rumored to have buried treasure on one of the islands. Look for the sequel The Silver Lining.
Shortlisted for the 2016-17 Chocolate Lily Book Award

What Grandma Built by Michelle Gilman
This debut picture book is the poignant story of one family and its extraordinary grandmother, and is a whimsical take on the difference between a house and a home.