CANSCAIP SEPTEMBER MEETING
DATE & TIME: Wed. Sept. 14, 7:00 pm
SPEAKER: Anne Shone, Scholastic Canada
Is Funny “Worthy?”
We’ve all heard the comment that funny books may get nominations but they don’t win the awards. But humour DOES win with kids, for entertainment value and so much more. Getting humour right on the page is anything but easy, and it can go deep. This will be a look at how humour works in different children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, and why that matters.
Anne Shone is a Senior Editor at Scholastic Canada. Anne has worked in book publishing for close to 20 years, concentrating on children’s books for the last 15. In that time, she has worked with many of Canada’s top children’s book authors and illustrators. Recent highlights include picture books (Scribble by Ruth Ohi, What Is Peace? by Wallace Edwards and Mittens to Share by Emil Sher, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher); novels (Speechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang and Young Man with Camera by Emil Sher); and nonfiction (Colossal Canada: 100 Epic Facts and Feats by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky), to name just a few.
ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS: New book? Won an award? Book tour or launch? You can announce it at the meeting! Please put "Member Announcement" in the email subject line and send office@canscaip this information:
- Your name
- Book title (and/or launch, award, tour, if applicable)
- Genre and/or age range
- Summary of your book (2 or 3 sentences)
- Will you make your announcement at the meeting in person?
PRE-MEETING DINNER WITH THE SPEAKER: Please join us for dinner with the speaker. RSVP to Cathy Rondina. We meet at 5:30 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.