CANSCAIP
Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants
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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. 

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