MEETING: Wed Nov 14 at 7:00 with AUTHOR Vicki Grant
LOCATION: Toronto Public Library Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (1 block N of Eglinton, W off Yonge), Room 200 (2nd floor).
YOU JUST GAVE ME AN IDEA! “Where do you get your ideas?” That’s probably the question authors get asked most. Vicki Grant’s answer is: “I work at getting them.” In this presentation, she’ll show you exactly how she finds, creates and develops ideas. She’ll also give you tips on:* Toying with the truth
* Exploiting your family and friends
* Creating great stories by employing all the bad habits you got in trouble for as a kid – daydreaming, exaggeration, confabulation, eavesdropping and petty theft.
Award-winning author Vicki Grant has written 17 YA and Middle-Grade novels. Her latest novel, 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You, has been sold worldwide to over twenty territories.
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Celebrating a new book? Having an event? Teaching a course? Other news? Make your announcement at the meeting! Please send firstname.lastname@example.org the following info:
- Your name
- Book title, genre/reading age, publisher, publication date
- Summary of your book, event, course, or other news
- Will you make your announcement at the meeting in person?
- In the email subject line: "Member Announcement by [your name]"
DINNER WITH THE SPEAKER AT 5:00: Everyone is welcome to come to dinner with the speaker before the meeting. Join us at at 5:00 at the CANSCAIP table at the back of The Pickle Barrel (Yonge-Eglinton Centre, 2nd floor). For simple payment, the restaurant provides individual bills. RSVP to Cathy Rondina.
TRANSIT & PARKING: From Eglinton station on the Yonge subway line, walk 1 block N on Yonge to Orchard View. The closest parking is Yonge-Eglinton Centre's (expensive) underground lot with an entrance on Orchard View. There are Green P parking lots on Erskine, Castlefield and Sherwood.