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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 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: Joseph Boyden - The Orenda
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Earlier this year, Canada Reads chose The Orenda as "the one novel that could change Canada." Superstar writer Joseph Boyden discusses this intense historical novel, and the forces that helped shape our country....

Icon of the event 8th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"The Sanctuary of Story" with Kit Pearson....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Maureen Jennings - No Known Grave
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The author of the books behind TV?s Murdoch Mysteries is back with a new novel featuring Detective Inspector Tom Tyler. Set in Shropshire, England, in the shadow of World War II, Tyler is beset with a double murder which bri...

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: 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 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 A Novel Cop: From Police Officer to Crime Writer
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Drugs, violence, murder. Brent Pilkey has seen it all, up close and personal, in his time as a Toronto Police Officer. He spent fifteen years of his career in the notorious downtown 51 division and has used his esperiences to...