CANSCAIP Members and Friends are invited to our November membership meeting. Please REGISTER and you'll be sent the Zoom link on the day of the meeting.
Our meetings are held monthly, on the second Wednesday of the month. Held via Zoom, CANSCAIP meetings can be attended by Members and Friends from across Canada. (Guests are also welcome to come to a meeting--contact email@example.com to request the Zoom link.)
DATE: Wednesday November 11
TIME pm: BC 4:00 | AB 5:00 | SK/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 is sent to everyone who has registered.
MEETING FORMAT: The monthly meetings begin with opening remarks by President Sharon Jennings, followed by announcements by Members and Friends, and then the meeting speakers.
ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS & FRIENDS: Celebrating a new book? Having an event? Teaching a course? Other news? Announce it at the meeting! If you'd like to make an announcement, please send firstname.lastname@example.org the following info:
NOTE: Please keep announcements to about two minutes. You'll be asked to turn on your camera and microphone.
- Your name
- Book title, genre, publisher, publication date
- Summary of your book, event, course, award, or other news
- Subject line of your email: "Member Announcement by [your name]"
MEETING SPEAKERS: Nancy Cooper and Sarabeth Holden in conversation with Melanie Florence, about their dual-language picture books. The discussion will include their experiences in having the books published, the challenges and thrills of being translated, as well as the importance of dual language texts.
NANCY COOPER is the author of The Trading Tree, a dual-language picture book written in Objibwe and English. She is from the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and lives in Toronto with her wife and twin 12 year old boys.
MELANIE FLORENCE is the author of the picture books Missing Nimama and Stolen Words; her books for older readers include The Missing and Rez Runaway. Melanie is of Cree and Scottish heritage; her close childhood relationship with her grandfather sparked her interest in writing about Indigenous themes and characters.
SARABETH HOLDEN is the author of the picture book Please Don’t Change My Diaper! written in Inuktitut and English. Sarabeth grew up in Nova Scotia, Nunavut, New Brunswick, and Ontario, and is now the president of the Toronto Inuit Association, supporting the local Inuit community as it grows.