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CANSCAIP Meeting Wed. Oct. 12; SPEAKER: Joel Sutherland

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, Room 200

CANSCAIP October Meeting
Wed. Oct. 12, 7:00 pm

SPEAKER: Joel Sutherland - 
Non-Fiction is Non-Boring!

Children love smart, funny, and engaging non-fiction books. Publishers are looking for fact-based books on every subject under the sun (including books about the sun). So why don't more aspiring children's authors use non-fiction as a way to break the ice and get their foot in the publishing door (by writing books about ice, feet, and/or doors, for example)? Joel will share his path to publication and how he has balanced writing non-fiction and fiction along the way to becoming "the ghost guy" of Canada.

Joel A. Sutherland is the author of Be a Writing Superstar and Haunted Canada volumes 4 to 6 (all from Scholastic Canada). His Haunted Canada books have won Silver Birch and Hackmatack Awards. In 2017, Scholastic will publish his YA novel Summer's End, the first two books in a middle grade series Screamers, and Haunted Canada 7Joel is the Children's & Youth Services Librarian for the Georgina Public Library.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Got a new book? Won an award? Book launch coming up? Announce it at the meetingPut "Member Announcement" in the email subject line and send the following information to office@canscaip

  • Your name
  • Book title (and/or launch, award, tour)
  • Genre and/or age range 
  • Publisher
  • 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. 

CANSCAIP office is located within the Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

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

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