Sunday, November 22, 2009

December Roundtable Meeting

Please join us for our next Roundtable Meeting on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:30pm. Our presenter will be Penny Draper.

Penny is an author, a bookseller, and a storyteller who lives in Victoria, BC. Originally from Toronto, she received a degree in Literature from Trinity College, University of Toronto and on the side, attended the Storytellers’ School of Toronto. For many years, Penny shared tales as a professional storyteller at schools, libraries, conferences, festivals, and on radio and television. She has told stories in an Arabian harem and from inside a bear’s belly – but that is a story in itself.

Penny Draper’s first juvenile fiction novel,Terror at Turtle Mountain was a finalist for the Silver Birch Young Reader’s Choice Award in Ontario, as well as the Diamond Willow Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and Book of the Year for the ForeWord Magazine Awards in the USA. It is part of Coteau Books for Kids Disaster Strikes! Series. The series also includes Penny’s second book, Peril at Pier Nine, and her latest, Graveyard of the Sea.

Penny will show slides and tell us about her research for the Disaster Strikes! series. She is also going to treat us to some storytelling.

In the Spirit of the Holidays...

There will be Christmas goodies to enjoy and please don't forget to bring gently used children's books to donate to a literacy project of our choice.