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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 Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

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...

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 The eh List Author Series: Ward Anderson - I'll Be Here All Week
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

In his coming-of-middle-age novel comedian Ward Anderson delivers a romantic love story set against the backdrop of the stand-up circuit, where the realities of life are not at all hospitable to romance.

Icon of the event Kazu Kibuishi Launches Amulet Book Six: Talk and Painting Demonstration
Mon Aug 25, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Palmerston

Acclaimed graphic novel author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi will visit Palmerston Branch to launch the new Book Six of the popular "Amulet" series. In partnership with Little Island Comics....

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

NYT Bestseller Maggie Steifvater 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 The eh List Author Series: Frances Itani - Tell
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

FRANCES ITANI, a Member of the Order of Canada, has received awards and accolades for her novels and for her poetry. In Tell, she brings to life post-war characters and situations which will not soon be forgotten by Canadian ...

Icon of the event New Music 101 - Music in the Barns, Array Music and Author Martha Baillie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

New Music 101 explores new directions in contemporary music. Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate the complementary nature of musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Bai...