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Icon of the event Building a Professional Illustration Portfolio
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms presents the basics of developing a professional illustration portfolio. Also included are marketing tips, networking advice, an overview of the children's illustration market, and how...

Icon of the event What Makes a Good Picture Book
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms analyzes what makes a good picture book, discussing rhythm and flow, and showing her own thumbnail sketches and storyboards to demonstrate how a story evolves.

Icon of the event Creating a Successful Book Cover
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

What's involved in creating a successful cover for a book? Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms demonstrates the many stages of changes and edits before a cover is finally chosen for a book. In this hands-on workshop, pa...

Icon of the event How to Illustrate for Publishers
Sat Oct 04, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northern District

With real-life anecdotes and illustration samples, Patricia Storms discusses illustrating children's books for publishers. Using examples from her own work as well as other illustrators, Patricia shows the process of developi...

Icon of the event An Evening With Maggie Stiefvater
Mon Nov 17, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Northern District

NYT Bestseller Maggie Stiefvater is the author of the Shiver trilogy and The Raven Cycle, among other popular Young Adult titles. Come out to hear her talking aout her newest work and get your books signed! Books will also b...

Icon of the event Sharon A. Crawford
Wed Nov 26, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

Sharon A. Crawford is a Toronto-based author, writing instructor, book editor and founder of the East End Writers' Group which meets at S. Walter Stewart Branch. She is the author of the "Beyond" mystery series....

Icon of the event Crafting the Short Story
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
S. Walter Stewart

Join writer, editor and East End Writers' Group founder Sharon A. Crawford for a hands-on introductory workshop on short story writing. Learn the basic techniques to blend plot, character, point of view, dialogue, narrative, ...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 25
Tue Jan 27
Icon of the event Illustrator in Residence School Visit Program
Ongoing event running from Wed Oct 01, 2014 - Fri Oct 31, 2014
Northern District

As the illustrator in residence, Patricia Storms will offer children's art activities for Grade 1 to Grade 6 classes at the Northern District Branch. Patricia is also available to travel to high schools and colleges to make p...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Else Poulsen - Bärle's Story
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

Author Else Poulsen is a world-renowned zoologist and an expert in bear rehabilitation. "Bärle's Story documents the rescue of a female polar bear from almost unbelievable abuse in a circus in the tropics, her successful reco...