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

CONFERENCE: Prairie Horizons 2019

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 26, 2019
  • 11:00 AM
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


  • Friday night supper and conference sessions
  • All sessions, Friday supper, Saturday breakfast, lunch and supper, Sunday breakfast.
  • All conference sessions.
  • All Saturday sessions
  • All Saturday sessions, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and supper
  • All Sunday sessions


Prairie Horizons 2019 will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 24-26 at Queen's House of Retreat. The theme this year is Voice and Vision, with Governor General's Award-Winning author and graphic novelist David A. Robertson as the Keynote Speaker. Other speakers are:

Brenda Baker (author and performer)
Miriam Körner (author and illustrator)
Rolli (author and illustrator)
Kristine Scarrow (author)
Arthur Slade (author)
Judy Swallow (illustrator)
Shelley Tanaka (author and Groundwood Press editor)
Tanya Trafford (Orca Book Publishers editor).

The two editors will also host a First Thousand Word Editorial Event for authors who wish to submit their work in advance and receive feedback. There is a limit of 14 submissions, and registration for this event is separate from the conference registration. 

You may bring books and CDs to sell at the book table. If you are an illustrator, you may also bring artwork to display or sell. 

Early bird registration closes March 30; registration closes on May 18. If you are a Friend or Member of CANSCAIP, please log in to see special member pricing. 

Important Note: As of March 19, all of the rooms at Queen's House have been booked. People wanting to stay in Saskatoon will need to book their own accommodations elsewhere, although meals can still be provided at Queen's House. Links to nearby facilities will be posted shortly on the website below. 

Recordings of the sessions will be available for sale separately. Links to the recordings will be emailed out shortly after the conference. 

See the schedule of events and other details at

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