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

Meeting Wed. Jan. 11: SPEAKER Christie Harkin on Diversity in Publishing

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • TPL Northern District Branch, Room 224


DATE: Wed. Jan. 11 at 7:00 pm

Join us for our first meeting of 2017.  

SPEAKER & TOPIC: Christie Harkin: Diversity in Publishing

Christie Harkin is the publisher and fiction editor at Clockwise Press, and former children's publisher at Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Clockwise Press is built on a commitment to diversity, inclusion and global awareness in young adult and children’s literature, so readers can find themselves in and identify with the stories, characters, and communities in the books they read. As well, their aim is to foster a love of reading in both avid and reluctant readers, through engaging and inspiring books that suit reading aptitude at any level.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Got a new book? Award? Book launch? Get yourself on the agenda to make your announcement at the meetingSend the following information to

  • Your name
  • Book title 
  • Publisher, genre and/or age range 
  • Summary of book and/or launch, award, tour, or other news (suggested length 3 to 5 sentences)
  • Will you make your announcement at the meeting in person? (suggested time 2 to 3 minutes)
  • Put Member Announcement and your name in the email subject line 

DINNER WITH THE SPEAKER: Everyone is welcome at 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: We meet in Room 224 (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 parking, at a premium price, is the underground parking at the Yonge-Eglinton Centre, which has an entrance on Orchard View Blvd. The closest Green P parking lot is at 75 Holly St. (1 block E of Yonge, S of Eglinton); others are 3 to 5 blocks N of Eglinton off Yonge, on Erskine, Castlefield and Sherwood. 

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