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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 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 Books & Brews
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sanderson

Calling all hopheads and book lovers! Join us in a celebration of beer with authors Stephen Beaumont ("The World Atlas of Beer"), David Ort ("The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook") and Jordan St. John ("Ontario Beer"). They will ...

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 Author Visit with Marguerite Pigeon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Marguerite Pigeon discusses her new book of short stories "Some Extremely Boring Drives" (2014). Marguerite is former journalist and traveller turned writer of fiction and poetry. Her short stories and poems have appeared in ...

Icon of the event Canada Council Author Visit with Hugh Brewster.
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Highland Creek

Come and visit with award-winning author and noted Titanic historian Hugh Brewster as he draws from his vast knowledge of that fateful journey to create an enthralling tale of historical fiction in Deadly Voyage.

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 Toronto's Tree Canopy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sanderson

In the wake of this winter?s devastating ice storm, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation talks about its program aimed at doubling Toronto?s tree canopy to offset the effects of climate change and pollution.

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...