CANSCAIP
Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants
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Events Calendar

Check the Events Calendar regularly to keep up on CANSCAIP events.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, May 24, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, May 26, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Register

    Prairie Horizons 2019 will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 24-26 at Queen's House of Retreat. The theme this year is Voice and Vision, with Governor General's Award-Winning author and graphic novelist David A. Robertson as the Keynote Speaker. Other speakers are:

    Brenda Baker (author and performer)
    Miriam Körner (author and illustrator)
    Rolli (author and illustrator)
    Kristine Scarrow (author)
    Arthur Slade (author)
    Judy Swallow (illustrator)
    Shelley Tanaka (author and Groundwood Press editor)
    Tanya Trafford (Orca Book Publishers editor).

    The two editors will also host a First Thousand Word Editorial Event for authors who wish to submit their work in advance and receive feedback. There is a limit of 14 submissions, and registration for this event is separate from the conference registration. 

    You may bring books and CDs to sell at the book table. If you are an illustrator, you may also bring artwork to display or sell. 

    Early bird registration closes March 30; registration closes on May 18. If you are a Friend or Member of CANSCAIP, please log in to see special member pricing. 

    Note: due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, the number of rooms at Queen's House is limited this year. After those rooms fill up, people will need to book their own accommodations elsewhere, although meals will still be provided at Queen's House. We will assist you in finding accommodation if needed. More information on this will be posted shortly. 

    Recordings of the sessions will be available for sale separately. They will be emailed out shortly after the conference. 

    See the schedule of events and other details at https://skcanscaip.wordpress.com

    Questions? Email canscaip@gmail.com .

    • Saturday, May 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Queen's House of Retreat, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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    Register

    Shelley Tanaka, editor at Groundwood Press, and Tanya Trafford, editor at Orca Book Publishing, will be hosting the First Thousand Words Editorial Event as part of the Prairie Horizons 2019 conference in Saskatoon. The event will take place on Saturday May 25, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

    Submit the first thousand words of your picture book, chapter book, middle grade or young adult manuscript by May 10. It will be sent to one the two editors. At the conference, your editor will give you personalized feedback on your submission.

    Only 14 slots are available, so don't delay if you would like one. Sorry, you cannot choose which editor sees your submission. You will be emailed submission instructions after your registration is received.

    If you are a Member of Friend of CANSCAIP, please log in to receive the special member price. 

    Only those registered for the Prairie Horizons 2019 conference in Saskatoon are eligible for this event.

    • Friday, June 14, 2019
    Register

    Can't make it to Prairie Horizons 2019 in Saskatoon, but wish you could? Or you are going but you know you'll want to watch the presentations over again? You have come to the right place. You can order recordings of all of the conference sessions right here. If you are a Member of Friend of CANSCAIP, please log in to receive the reduced member price.

    Links to the recordings will be emailed to you in June 2019, shortly after the conference ends on May 26. 

Past events

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 CANCELLED: CANSCAIP MEETING Wed Feb 13
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 CANSCAIP MEETING Wed Jan 9 with ILLUSTRATOR Hilary Leung
Monday, December 31, 2018 "The First Thousand Words" Editing Fundraiser
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 BRING IT! to our HOLIDAY MEETING & POTLUCK on Wed Dec 12
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 CANSCAIP MEETING Wed Nov 14 with AUTHOR Vicki Grant
Monday, November 12, 2018 VIRTUAL PYI: Packaging Your Imagination Conference on Your Computer
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Packaging Your Imagination Conference 2018 (SOLD OUT!)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 MEETING Wed Oct 10 with ILLUSTRATOR/AUTHOR Carey Sookocheff
Thursday, September 27, 2018 WEBINAR: Successful School Visits by KEVIN SYLVESTER on Thurs Sept 27 at 7:00 EST (plus recorded)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 MEETING Wed Sept 12 with SPEAKER Neil Christopher of publisher Inhabit Media
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 JUNE MEETING at The Bookshelf in Guelph (Wed Jun 13)
Saturday, May 26, 2018 Mini Prairie Horizons 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 MAY MEETING with SPEAKERS Theo Heras, Marthe Jocelyn, Samantha Swenson TOPIC Books for Babies
Thursday, May 03, 2018 ONLINE VIDEO of Arthur Slade's WEBINAR It Lives: Bringing Your Backlist to Life
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 ART SHOW May 2-31 Children's Book Illustration by CANSCAIP Members and Friends
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 MEETINGS on Wed. Apr. 11: 6:00 for ANNUAL MEETING & 7:00 for MONTHLY MEETING with SPEAKERS Peter Carver & Heather Camlot
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. Mar. 14: Illustrator Night SPEAKER Qin Leng
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Writing for Children Competition (DEADLINE for Entries May 31)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. Feb. 14: Illustrator Night SPEAKER Milan Pavlovic
Friday, January 26, 2018 ONLINE VIDEO of Marketing Children's Books by Judy Brunsek WEBINAR
Thursday, January 11, 2018 VIRTUAL PYI: Packaging Your Imagination Conference on Your Computer
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. Jan. 10; SPEAKER Mireille Messier
Monday, January 01, 2018 "The First Thousand Words" Editing Fundraiser
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. Dec. 13; SPEAKERS: Vikki Van Sickle, Naseem Hrab, Liz MacLeod, Mary Beth Leatherdale and Hadley Dyer
Saturday, November 11, 2017 CONFERENCE: Packaging Your Imagination 2017
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. Nov. 8; SPEAKER: Amanda Lewis
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. Oct. 11; SPEAKER: Sue Todd
Monday, September 25, 2017 WEBINAR VIDEO: Grants for Writers and Illustrators
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 WEBINAR: Grants for Writers and Illustrators
Friday, September 15, 2017 CONFERENCE: Prairie Horizons 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. Sept. 13; Celebrate CANSCAIP's 40th Birthday; SPEAKER: Michael Martchenko
Monday, June 19, 2017 CANSCAIP Saskatchewan Presents: Alice Kuipers and Arthur Slade
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. Jun. 14; SPEAKER: Frank Viva
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING Wed. May 10; SPEAKERS: Teresa Toten, Lena Coakley, Sue Irwin, John Spray (Tree Awards Nominees)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Annual Meeting of Members Wed. Apr. 12 PLUS world-famous Osborne Collection
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Meeting Wed. Mar. 8: SPEAKER Sarah Ramsey (Book City)
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Meeting Wed. Feb. 8: SPEAKER Lynda Hill (Theatre Direct)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 POSTPONED: Webinar on Navigating and Negotiating Publisher Contracts (Warren Sheffer)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Meeting Wed. Jan. 11: SPEAKER Christie Harkin on Diversity in Publishing
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Meeting, Book Sale & Dessert Potluck with SPEAKERS Ruth Ohi & Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Announcing winners and finalists of 2016 Writing for Children Competition
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Nov. 9; SPEAKERS: Angela Misri & Joyce Grant
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Oct. 12; SPEAKER: Joel Sutherland
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Sept. 14; SPEAKER: Anne Shone, Scholastic Canada
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Canadian Writers Summit (June 16 to 19)
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Jun. 8 at Durham College Whitby Campus; SPEAKER: Kat Mototsune (James Lorimer & Co.)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. May 11: Don Aker, Karen Bass & Charis Cotter (Forest of Reading nominees from NS, AB and NL)
Thursday, May 05, 2016 Writing for Children Competition 2016: Deadline July 31
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Apr. 13: Puppetmongers Theatre PLUS Annual Meeting of Members
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 CANSCAIP Annual Meeting of Members
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Mar. 9: Annick Press publisher Rick Wilks
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Feb. 10: Illustrator Night with Gary Clement
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Jan. 13: Estate Planning with Marian Hebb
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Meeting, Book Sale & Dessert Potluck Wed. Dec. 9: Holiday Books with Werner Zimmermann & Lisa Dalrymple
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Virtual PYI 2015 (Packaging Your Imagination Conference Online)
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Packaging Your Imagination Conference 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 NEW LOCATION for Meeting on Wed. Nov. 11: North York Central Library. TOPICS: Books for Young People with Disabilities AND Silent Books: Final Destination Lampedusa
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 CANSCAIP Art Show and Sale, November 10 to 20, L Space Gallery, Humber College Lakeshore Campus
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Writing for Children Competition 2015: Deadline September 30
Friday, September 18, 2015 CANSCAIP Prairie Horizons 2015
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 CANSCAIP Toronto meeting Wed. Sept. 9: New "Secrets" Series Panel: Five authors with moderator Kevin Sylvester
Friday, June 19, 2015 Rhyme Crimes: What Make Good Children's Poetry?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 CANSCAIP Toronto meeting Wed. Jun. 10: Illustrators Night with Julie Kraulis
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 May 13th Meeting NEW LOCATION: North York Central Library; SPEAKERS: Susan Juby & Susin Nielsen (RSVP)
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Toronto Meeting Wed. Apr. 8; SPEAKERS: Kathy Kacer and Jake Epstein
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 CANSCAIP AGM
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Toronto Meeting - March 11. Join us for Kids' Lit Quiz
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Toronto Meeting - February
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Toronto Meeting - January - Illustrator Night
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Toronto Meeting - December
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Toronto Meeting - November
Sunday, October 19, 2014 PYI Pitch Perfect!
Saturday, October 18, 2014 VIRTUAL PYI
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Packaging Your Imagination 2014
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Toronto Meeting - October (in Burlington)
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 CANSCAIP Art Show at Humber College, open to the public until Oct 17
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Toronto Meeting Wed. Sept. 10 at 7:00 (we're back at TPL Northern District Branch)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 REMINDER: Call for submissions artwork show and sale; deadline Sept 4
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 June meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 May meeting
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Toronto Meeting - April
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 CANSCAIP AGM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 CANCELLED - Toronto Meeting - March
Monday, March 03, 2014 Writing for Children Competition
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Toronto Meeting - February
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Toronto Meeting - January
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Toronto Meeting - December
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - December
Sunday, November 17, 2013 PYI 2013 Get Published Bootcamp
Saturday, November 16, 2013 VIRTUAL Packaging Your Imagination 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Packaging Your Imagination 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Toronto Meeting - November
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Toronto Meeting - October
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - October
Friday, September 20, 2013 CANSCAIP's Prairie Horizons Conference
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Toronto Meeting - September
Saturday, August 17, 2013 August Atlantic Region Meeting
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - August
Saturday, July 13, 2013 July Atlantic Region Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Toronto Meeting - June
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - June BBQ & Buzz
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Yes Oui CANSCAIP (CANSCAIP Quebec) Imagine A Story Conference
Monday, May 13, 2013 Toronto Meeting - May
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 May Atlantic Region meeting
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Toronto Meeting - April
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2013 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - April
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 March Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Montreal February Meeting
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 February Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - February
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 December Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 November Montreal Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 November Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Packaging Your Imagination 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012 CANSCAIP Montreal Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 October Monthly Meeting: Illustrators Night
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 CANSCAIP Edmonton Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 September Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 June Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 EDMONTON CANSCAIP meeting
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 May Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 April Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2012 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 March Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 February Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 December Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 November Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 05, 2011 Packaging Your Imagination 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011 Prairie Horizons Conference
Saturday, May 28, 2011 Imagine a Story
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