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CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Jun. 8 at Durham College Whitby Campus; SPEAKER: Kat Mototsune (James Lorimer & Co.)

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
  • 5:30 PM
  • Durham College Whitby Campus

Wed. Jun. 8, 7:00 pm (dinner at 5:30)

LOCATION: It's a road trip for our June meeting! We try to have a meeting each year outside Toronto so more out-of-towners can attend. Our June meeting will be at Durham College Whitby Campus, main floor meeting room. Our speaker is worth the drive to Whitby! You can also be part of a special fixed-price dinner ($50) at the highly-rated restaurant on campus

PRESENTATIONDefining, Discussing, and Demystifying Diversity: Toward a Publishing Perspective 

By now it’s no secret that #WeNeedDiverseBooks. But how does that affect the choices Canadian children’s book publishers make? Looking at such issues as authenticity of voice and the definition of a diverse reading audience in the Canadian context, the Editor of Books for Children and Teens at James Lorimer discusses her experience in developing understanding and support of diverse literature for young people. 

Kat Mototsune has worked for nearly 30 years as an editor of educational and academic books, professional development for educators, and fiction and nonfiction for adults and children. She is especially interested in publishing books that aren’t about only white boys, as that was mostly what there was to read when she was growing up.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS: New book? Won an award? Book launch? Get yourself on the meeting agenda to make your announcement! Contact office@canscaip with the following information (with "Member announcement" in the subject line)

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

TRANSIT: Take the GO Train from Union Station to the Whitby terminal. The College Connect bus departs from the Whitby terminal every 15 to 20 minutes, and goes through Durham College Whitby Campus. 

DRIVING: Hwy 401 EAST to Thickson Rd (Whitby); LEFT on Thickson Rd; RIGHT on Champlain Ave to Durham College (1610 Champlain Ave). FREE PARKING in the Centre for Food lot. 

CAR POOL: Want to drive someone? Need a drive? Contact office@canscaip. 

DINNER WITH THE SPEAKER: Join us for a pre-meeting dinner at Bistro 67, Durham College's Centre for Food's on-site restaurant, prepared by the culinary students. Dinner is $50 (including tax and tip). Payment in advance is requested to confirm attendance and entree choicesPlease call 416 515-1559 no later than Tues. Jun. 7 to arrange for payment by credit card.

Your dinner includes:

SALAD: Dandelion leaf, living cress, julienne vegetables, toasted pine nuts

Catch (fish) of the day
Slow braised beef short rib
Grilled cedar glazed pork chop
Quinoa arancini (vegetarian option)

DESSERT: Deconstructed strawberry shortcake


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

Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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