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Icon of the event Learn to Write Creative Non Fiction
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Parkdale

Join author Donna Kakonge for an engaging workshop and discussion about writing creative non-fiction. Donna has published several works including "How to Talk to Crazy People" and "How to Write Creative Non-Fiction". The work...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Tue Sep 16, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

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 Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

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 Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Glen Downie and Jane Woods read from their work.