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Registration with Zoom link for CANSCAIP Meeting Wed Oct 14 7:00pm EST | PANEL: Alberta Creators Marty Chan, Jacqueline Guest, Derek Mah and Karen Spafford-Fitz

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


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MEETING DATE & TIME: Wed Oct 14 at 7:00pm EST

BC 4:00 | AB/SK 5:00 | MB 6:00 | ON/QB 7:00 | NS/NB/PE 8:00 | NL 8:30

LOCATION: via Zoom. On the day of the meeting, the Zoom link will be sent to everyone who has registered.

MEETING FORMAT: CANSCAIP meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. We’re excited that our meetings can now be attended by Members and Friends across Canada. (Guests are welcome too--ask them to email to get the Zoom link to the meeting.) The monthly meetings begin with remarks from President Sharon Jennings, followed by Member announcements, and then with a presentation by speakers. 

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Celebrating a new book? Having an event? Teaching a course? Other news? Announce it at the meeting!
NOTE: Please keep announcements to about two minutes. You'll be asked to turn your camera and microphone on to make your announcement. 

Send the following info:

  • Your name
  • Book title, genre/reading age, publisher, publication date
  • Summary of your book, event, course, award, or other news 
  • In the email subject line: "Member Announcement by [your name]" 

MEETING SPEAKERS: The speakers at our October meeting are Albertans celebrating their provincial pride! Join us for a discussion of all things KidLit in Alberta from school visits, libraries and bookstores, to how authors and illustrators connect. 

MARTY CHAN writes books for kids, plays for adults, and tweets for fun. Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoulwon the Diamond Willow Award, and his latest novel is Haunted Hospital. A popular presenter, Marty weaves storytelling, comedy, stage magic, and improv into his author presentations. During the pandemic, Marty’s taken his “show” on the road with virtual workshops and writing tip videos on He lives in Edmonton with his wife Michelle and their cat Buddy.

JACQUELINE GUEST is an award-winning author with 20 published novels including The Comic Book War, Belle of Batoche and Death by Dinosaur.  She has presented across Canada, the United States, Tanzania and Ghana. Her curriculum-based school presentations have even reluctant students reading – and that’s a fact! Jacqueline is the proud recipient of the Indspire Award for the Arts, and in 2017 she was awarded the Order of Canada for her work in the literary arts.

DEREK MAH is best known for the illustrated books Monsterology and Villainology, written by Arthur Slade, and for the covers of Shane Peacock’s award-winning The Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Currently working on a graphic novel adapting the song Am I Evil made famous by the rock band Metallica.

A former teacher, KAREN SPAFFORD-FITZ has spoken to thousands of students about books, reading, and writing. Her novels, including Push Back and Unity Club, appeal to even the most reluctant readers. Karen’s newest, Volleyball Vibe, is a pandemic baby and she hopes her eighth book, Pickpocket (2021) will be a post-pandemic baby. When she is not writing, Karen is often running in Edmonton’s spectacular river valley.

720 Bathurst St., Suite 412, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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