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Vicki VanSickle

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Lee Losell Categories: Uncategorized

In this interactive, high-energy demonstration, Vikki demystifies the writing experience and demonstrates how everyone has “a little bit of writer in them”. Including excerpts from her acclaimed middle grade novels, a behind the scenes glimpse at publishing, story-building activities, and lots of time for discussion. All you need to get started is your imagination, a…

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Terri Mack

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Lee Losell Categories: Uncategorized

Come and join author Terri Mack and illustrator Bill Helin as we honour the importance of community and celebration! Bill will begin our session with a traditional drumming welcome from the Tsimshian nation. Before we begin to explore the book, Mouse Celebrates the Winder Solstice, we will spend some time discussing what seasons are, what…

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Roy MacGregor

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Lee Losell Categories: Uncategorized

Roy will involve the audience in writing a kids’ mystery. They will learn about plotting, red herrings, surprise twists and suspense in a free-for-all, fun discussion with the author. They’ll talk about the tricks of the trade from Agatha Christie to the Screech Owls. These events often get wild and loud – so be prepared.

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Gary Kent

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Lee Losell Categories: Uncategorized

Gary and Kim will use PowerPoint to present their “Gubby” books, with an emphasis on Fishing With Gubby. Their presentation will include a number of illustrations from both books accompanied by a fishing story or two and thoughts on how the writer and illustrator work together showing the development of an illustration from early doodles…

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Wallace Edwards

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Lee Losell Categories: Uncategorized

Wallace will discuss how he became an author/ illustrator. He will show some books in detail, answer questions, and show some artwork that involves optical illusions from his book “The Painted Circus”. Wallace will give an interactive drawing demonstration based on his book “Mixed Beasts” where he combines suggested animals into a single creature. He…

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Mike Deas

Mike Deas

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Lee Losell Categories: Uncategorized

Author and Illustrator Mike Deas discusses the process through which he created his graphic novel Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus as well as the illustrations for Tank and Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede, and the Graphic Guide Adventure series both written by Liam O’Donnell. Taking the audience through the production of…

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Bill Helin

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Categories: Uncategorized

Bill Helen is a Canadian artist, teacher, and designer in the Northwest Coast style and a member of the Tsimshian First Nation of northwestern British Columbia. His ancestry is from the Gits’iis tribe in the village of Lax Kw’alaams, B.C. His father was Arthur Helen-(pronounced Hel-een) (Haymaas). And his father was a leader of a…

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