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 7. Joel 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 meeting! Put "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
- 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.