CWILL BC is a cooperative organization of published BC children's writers and illustrators.
CWILL artists support each other as we write, illustrate, publish, and promote our work. We engage with the community through art shows, author readings, library panel discussions, and by participating in literary festivals like WORD Vancouver.
CWILL authors and illustrators have won nearly every North American award for children's literature: The Governor General's Award, BC Book prizes, Chocolate Lily Awards, Red Cedar, Blue Spruce, Silver Birch, and Red Maple Awards, the Arthur Ellis Crime Writers of Canada Award, the Canadian Science Writers Association 'Science in Society' Journalism Award and more!
Many of our members are expert professional speakers, presenting at schools, libraries, and conferences. These members regularly tour or work as artists or authors in residence at schools, both here at home and abroad.