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CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. May 11: Don Aker, Karen Bass & Charis Cotter (Forest of Reading nominees from NS, AB and NL)

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, Room 200

DATE & TIME: Wed. May 11, 7:00 pm
PRESENTERS: Forest of Reading nominees Don Aker, Karen Bass and Charis Cotter 

PRESENTERS: Authors Don Aker, Karen Bass and Charis Cotter, in town for the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Forest of Reading Awards (White Pine, Red Maple, Silver Birch, etc.), will be speakers at our May meeting. Don't miss this chance to meet these three authors "from away"!

Don Aker is the author of 20 books, ten of them bestselling novels for teens, and has won numerous awards for his realistic fiction. His latest, Delusion Road, is shortlisted for OLA's White Pine Award, CLA’s Young Adult Book Award, and the Ann Connor Brimer Award. Don lives in Nova Scotia.

Karen Bass just launched her sixth YA novel, The HillUncertain Soldieris shortlisted for OLA's White Pine Award. She loves connecting with readers, and also loves meeting other authors (and doesn't always succeed in hiding her fan girl tendencies).  Karen lives in Alberta.

Charis Cotter visits schools across Canada and in the US, doing writing workshops and presentations based on her books. The Swallow: A Ghost Story has been shortlisted for many awards, including OLA's Silver Birch Award. The Ferryland Visitor: A Mysterious Tale will be published in June. Charis lives in Newfoundland.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS: New book? Won an award? Book tour or launch? Get yourself on the meeting agenda to make your announcement! Contact office@canscaip with this information: 

  • Your name
  • If you'll be at the meeting to make your announcement in person
  • Book title
  • Genre and/or age range 
  • Publisher
  • Synopsis of your book (2 or 3 sentences)
  • Launch, award, tour, if applicable
  • Please put "Member announcement" in the subject line of the email 

PRE-MEETING DINNER WITH THE SPEAKERS: To join us for dinner with the speakers, RSVP to Cathy Rondina. We meet at 5:30 pm at The Pickle Barrel (1 block N of Eglinton, W off Yonge, 2nd floor of Yonge-Eglinton Centre). 

LOCATION: Our monthly meetings are at Toronto Public Library Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (1 block N of Eglinton, W off Yonge) in Room 200 (2nd floor).

TRANSIT: TPL Northern District Branch is 1 block north of the Eglinton subway stop on the Yonge line.

PARKING: The closest Green P parking lot is 75 Holly Street (1 block E of Yonge, S of Eglinton). There are other Green P lots on Erskine, Castlefield and Sherwood, 3 to 5 blocks N of Eglinton. The Yonge-Eglinton Centre has underground parking, with an entrance on Orchard View Blvd. 

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

Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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