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Photos from PYI 2019 by Caroline Fernandez

PYI 2022

Saturday October 29, 2022

CANSCAIP’s Packaging Your Imagination conference (PYI)
will be live-streamed and recorded.

For almost 40 years, CANSCAIP has hosted Packaging Your Imagination (PYI), a highly regarded professional development conference. Canada's community of writers, illustrators, performers and publishers for young people gather for an inspiring day of learning, business and networking.

PICK YOUR OWN PYI

ALL registrations for PYI 2022 include keynote speakers 

MONIQUE GRAY SMITH and PETER CARVER.

You choose 4 of these 12 live-streamed (or recorded) sessions. 


1.       Inside Out: Crafting Unforgettable Characters - COLLEEN NELSON
2.     Successful Writing With or Without an Agent - HELAINE BECKER  
3.       Words and Images - SARA O’LEARY and QIN LENG
4.       Literary Non-Fiction: Riding Coattails of Story - SIGMUND BROUWER
5.       Making Your Picture Books Sing - LANA BUTTON
6.       Illustrating a Picture Book with 3D Dioramas - SOYEON KIM
7.       Panel: Breaking In - DANIEL ALEMAN, ANDREA BLINICK, LISELLE SAMBURY and ANDREW KATZ (moderator)
8.       Turning Science into Story - CYLITA GUY and TANYA LLOYD KI             
9.       Illustrating a Living Earth - NATASHA DONOVAN
10.   Panel: Three Publishers & an Agent - BEVERLEY BRENNA (Red Deer Press),  STACEY KONDLA (The Rights Factory), PATRICIA OCAMPO (Kids Can Press),  JENNIFER STOKES (Owlkids Books) and YOLANDA MARSHALL (moderator)
11.   Deadly Matters: How to Build Tension - MARTY CHAN    
12.   Creating Illustrations That Communicate with Readers - MIKE DEAS

PYI 2022 is the SAME PRICE as last year! 

$125 for CANSCAIP Friends and Members
$150 for non-members

ADD A ONE-TO-ONE TO YOUR PYI DAY

For an additional $75, you can add a One-to-One
to your PYI registration.

MANUSCRIPT EVALUATIONS SOLD OUT!

SOME ILLUSTRATION PORTFOLIO EVALUATIONS AVAILABLE.

You'll have a 15-minute meeting with a publishing industry professional who has evaluated 1,000 words of your manuscript (SOLD OUT),
or up to 10 images from your online illustration portfolio.  

One-to-One meetings are held via Zoom, and scheduled between 5:15 and 8:30pm ET at the end of the PYI day on Sat Oct 29. 

One-to-Ones are verbal evaluations without written notes.

PYI 2022 ONE-TO-ONE EVALUATORS:

BEVERLEY BRENNA,  Red Deer Press

CLAIRE CALDWELL,  Annick Press

BARB KELLY,  Kids Can Press (illustration portfolio evaluations)

STACEY KONDLA,  The Rights Factory

KHARY MATHURIN,  Annick Press

VANESSA McCUMBER,  Orca Book Publishers

WHITNEY MORAN,  Nimbus Publishing

PATRICIA OCAMPO,  Kids Can Press

STACEY RODERICK,  Owlkids Books

EMMA SAKAMOTO,  Groundwood Books

KATIE SCOTT,  Kids Can Press

SAMANTHA SWENSON,  Tundra Books

TAMARA SZTAINBOK,  Scholastic Canada

REGISTRATION OPENS IN JULY

ADDITIONAL PYI SESSIONS

When you register, you can pick additional recorded sessions
for just $10 each

WHAT PAST ATTENDEES ARE SAYING

"I always come away from PYI having learned something, having been inspired, and feeling more confident about my writing."

"Always amazing--I recommend it to EVERYONE."

THANK YOU!

Your PYI registration helps support CANSCAIP—and our PYI speakers.

Learn more about CANSCAIP

CANSCAIP
720 Bathurst St., Suite 412, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Email: office@canscaip.org
Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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