Saturday, April 7, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable

Tiffany Stone

Celebrate poetry month with author Tiffany Stone, who will play with words and perform her poetry.

Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library 3110 Tillicum Road
(by Pearkes Arena)
Browse books for sale from School House Teaching Supplies

 and Children’s Bookstore.
 Doors open at 7 pm
This program is generously sponsored by
IslandLink Library Federation and co-hosted by the Greater Victoria Public Library.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018 Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable

Tell us a Story
Monday, February 19, 2018 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.
Members: Free. Drop-in: $7. Membership: $20

Sheryl McFarlane is the author of fifteen books for children. Waiting for the Whales, Jessie’s Island, and A Pod of Orcas are a few of her best-selling, award-winning books. The Smell of Paint was her first young adult novel, and she is working on a second. Her newest picture book, I Love Kisses, is a reminder that love is diverse and universal. Sheryl enjoys reading, renovating old houses, and growing raspberries for her grandchildren.

Kyla Ilic has had a passion for books since childhood, and she has kept some of the classics such as Peter Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden. Letting her imagination run wild, she decided it was time to pursue an adventure of her own through self-publication with Pippin’s Press.

Alison Gear is an educator and writer currently living in Victoria where she is working on two new children’s books. She spent twenty years living on Haida Gwaii where she was an Early Learning Coordinator for School District 50. She has an MA in Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia. Alison is passionate about literacy and learning and believes the power of words and stories can make a difference in every child’s life. Taan's Moons was a 3 month art project involving Kindergarten (some mixed Grade1/2) classes of all six elementary schools on Haida Gwaii, BC.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable 2018 Start to the year

A new year has started, and the VCLR Steering Committee has some great programs planned for you!

We work very hard to bring you authors, workshops, and a place of community. Please come out and support your Roundtable this spring.  If the low attendance we had in the fall continues we will likely end, and close our chapter of the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable.

All events are at 7:30pm at the Saanich Centennial Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library (located behind Tillicum Mall).   Doors open at 7:00pm.                             

Here are the events that will be happening this spring:

Monday, February 19:

The Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable is excited to welcome you to Tell us a Story which will be a panel discussion. The following authors will share their writing and publishing experience and then there will be a Q & A period.

Sheryl McFarlane has written a number of picture books including Waiting for the Whales and This is the Dog; a board book series, and a young adult novel.

Alison Gear, author of beautifully illustrated book Taan’s Moons: A Haida Moon Story Kyla Ilic is a self-published illustrator and book maker

Wednesday, April 18:

Celebrate poetry month with author Tiffany Stone who will play with words and perform her poetry.   Adults and children will be entertained and informed by her lively performance with puppets. We may do a poetry writing exercise. This program is held in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library, and is open to everyone at no cost.

Monday, May 7:

Canadian Children’s Book Week touring author, Alice Kuipers – to be confirmed.

Bestselling author Alice Kuipers is from London, England and moved to Canada in 2003. Her first novel, Life on the Refrigerator Door, won several awards. The Death of Us is a CLA shortlisted title. Her picture book Violet and Victor Write the Best Ever Bookworm Book was selected as an Amazon best pick and Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale was a Winter Indie 2015 Selection. She has an upcoming chapter book series with Chronicle Press and she is writing a memoir with Kids Can Press.

We hope to see you at these events!

Warm regards,

Andrea Brimmell

Friday, December 8, 2017

Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable update

There will be no meeting in January, but stay tuned for a local author evening on Monday, February 19. We will be featuring Sheryl McFarlane, speaking about her newest book,  I Love Kisses.