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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 Great Books:  Jane Austen's
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richview

Published posthumously, Jane Austen's last complete and most mature comic novel celebrates her heroine's respect for her own experience and reconsidered judgement. This lecture explores the implications of "persuasion" as th...

Icon of the event Illustrator in Residence School Visit Programme
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 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 Evergreen author Simone St. James
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richview

Join us for a session with Evergreen-nominated author Simone St. James. Her novel An Inquiry into Love and Death is nominated for the 2014 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Ms. St. James will discuss her ...

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 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 Meet the Author: Andy Semotiuk
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Eatonville

Meet immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk as he reads from his recently published book, A Promise Kept: A Tribute to a Mother?s Love. He traces the life of his mother from her childhood in Eastern Europe, through the World War I...

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