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

Meeting, Book Sale & Dessert Potluck with SPEAKERS Ruth Ohi & Debbie Ridpath Ohi

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • TPL Northern District Branch, Room 200


DATE: Wed. Dec. 14 at 7:00 pm

Join us for our very special December meeting with books to buy and desserts to nibble!

SPEAKERS & TOPIC: The author/illustrators will talk about being sisters in the biz and share some of their experiences.  Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author/illustrator of WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? She has illustrated NAKED! and I'M BORED by Michael Ian Black,  the RUBY ROSE books by Rob Sanders, and Judy Blume chapter book and middle grade reissues. 
Ruth Ohi has illustrated over 60 books (19 of which she is also the author). Her recent books include SCRIBBLE and FOX AND SQUIRREL THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER. She has been shortlisted for awards such as the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book, Shining Willow, Rainforest of Reading and Blue Spruce.  

DESSERT POTLUCK: Our December dessert potluck is a CANSCAIP tradition, so bring something yummy! (And if you don't bring anything, come anyway. There's always plenty!) Coffee, plates and forks supplied.    

BOOK SALES: Feel free to bring copies of your newest book to sell (3 to 5 is usually enough). Everyone looks after their own sales, so bring loonies and toonies to make change. We suggest rounding prices (e.g., $10.00 instead of $10.95) to make sales easier to tally.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Got a new book? Won an award? Book launch coming up? Announce it at the meetingPut Member Announcement and your name in the 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 speakers. 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: We meet in Room 200 (2nd floor) at Toronto Public Library Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (1 block N of Eglinton, W off Yonge). 

TRANSIT: TPL Northern District Branch is 1 block N of Eglinton station on the Yonge subway line.

PARKING: The closest Green P parking is 75 Holly St. (1 block E of Yonge, S of Eglinton). Other Green P lots are on Erskine, Castlefield and Sherwood, 3 to 5 blocks N of Eglinton. The Yonge-Eglinton Centre has (expensive) underground parking, with an entrance on Orchard View Blvd. 

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