Tag Archive | author visits

A Celebration of Reading

My home town, Gatineau, is one of this year’s hosts of Canada’s largest festival of reading. We’re an official “Reading Town” this month, with events and presentations that come to a close tomorrow. It’s all part of the National Reading Campaign’s mission to make reading a national priority. I’m doing my bit to celebrate. Tomorrow afternoon, I’ll […]

Ottawa’s Awesome Authors Contest

‘Tis the season for the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Author Contest! Local writers aged 9-17 have a couple of months to shine up their best poems and stories for the 2016 competition. If your work is already shiny, you can enter it right now. If you want some professional help in polishing your words — or digging up words […]

Wonderful Workshops

Thank you to the 150 students from grades 4-8 who participated in my writing workshops this week at the MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference in Ottawa. What a blast! I was so inspired by your stories, your enthusiasm, and your willingness to share. Even the boring stories were entertaining. (I’m not name-calling. We wrote badly on […]

MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference

Next week I’ll be a guest author at the annual MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference, which runs from April 21-23 in Ottawa, Ontario. Students in grades 4-8 from eastern Ontario and western Quebec will be bussed and driven to the Canadian Aviation Museum to attend the Conference for one day each, taking a day away from school for some […]

Yesterday’s News and Tomorrow’s Talks

I was at this year’s KidLit Cafe, an annual celebration of local children’s authors and illustrators hosted by the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Children’s Literature Round Table. (That’s old news but it’s all I’ve got at hand.) If you didn’t catch all the authors at left – Alan Neal, me (Catherine Austen), Don Cummer, Cécile […]

Children’s Authors and Illustrators all over Ottawa

October in Ottawa is the perfect time and place to meet local authors and illustrators of books for children and teens (without bothering us at home). On October 25th, head out to the 14th annual KidLit Cafe from the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Children’s Literature Roundtable. Come out to the Greenboro Branch (363 Lorry Greenburg) […]

Thank you, Nova Scotia Schools!

As I begin the last day of my tour of schools, libraries and bookstores in Nova Scotia, I want to say thank you to all the students I’ve met along the way. Thanks for listening. Thanks for laughing. Thanks for asking great questions. Thanks for saying I look younger than my photographs. Thanks for the opportunity to […]

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