Yes Oui CANSCAIP meetings take place in a casual and convivial ambiance where participants:
- Discuss aspects of children’s book publishing (i.e. contracts, agents, promotion)
- Offer news about contests, courses/workshops, conferences, critique groups, etc.
- Share information on resources/organizations of use and/or interest to kidlit creators
- Support, encourage, inspire, energize one another and more!
Yes Oui CANSCAIP meets during the last week of each month from September to May, in alternate
locations in Montreal and on the West Island.
You do not have to be a CANSCAIP member to attend our meetings which are held free of charge.
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*Maya Byers, owner/buyer, Livres Babar Books and Babar en ville
*Wendy Wayling, children’s librarian, Westmount Library
Previous Meetings This Season
Yes Oui CANSCAIP hosts “A Harvest of New Books”
Wed., Oct. 27th at 7 p.m.
Montreal West Town Hall (50 Westminster South in Montreal West)
Local children’s book authors Nancy Gow, Jennifer Lloyd, P.J. Bracegirdle, Jill Murray, Alan Silberberg and local children’s book illustrators Susan Mitchell and Yayo (Diego Herrera) will speak about their latest books. Their titles will be on sale at the event and attendees will be able to have them autographed.
This event is free and open to the public.
More about the presenters:
Nancy Gow is a picture book author whose first book, Ten Big Toes and a Prince’s Nose, just came out this month.
Jennifer Lloyd has written three picture books. Her latest book is Ella’s Umbrellas.
P.J. Bracegirdle has written two middle-grade novels for children. His latest book is Unearthly Asylum, the second book in The Joy of Spooking trilogy. The first book in the series is Fiendish Deeds. He also wrote the picture book, Comet Can’t Wait for Christmas, which his wife, Susan Mitchell, illustrated.
Jill Murray has written two novels for teens. Her latest book is Rhythm and Blues. Break on Through was her first book.
Alan Silberberg has written two middle-grade novels for children. His latest book is Milo: Brain Freeze and Sticky Notes. Pond Scum was his first book.
Susan Mitchell has illustrated several books. Her latest titles include Too Many Fairies, Paula Deen’s Cookbook for the Lunchbox Set, Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook, My Mom and Me, and My Dad and Me.
Yayo (Diego Herrera) has illustrated several books. His latest titles include The Hug and The King Who Barked.
Pot-luck refreshments will be available. Let us know if you would like to contribute an inexpensive, light refreshment.
Getting to the Art of It
Thursday, September 30th @ 7 p.m.
John A. Simms Community Centre, 8 Westminster South, Montreal West
(cross street: Sherbrooke Street West)
Diego Herrera (best known as Yayo) will discuss the role of humour in children’s book illustration and howan illustrator’s imagination works beyond the text.
Susan Mitchell will talk about her journey to becoming a children’s book illustrator; take the audience through her illustration process; and show sketches and final art from some of her books.
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