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The Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

Discover sparkling stories and illuminating art in brilliant books by BC authors and illustrators.

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BC writers and illustrators connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

CWILL BC– the Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

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We bring books to life!

"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive... Every year I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school... It has always been a very memorable visit."

- Julie Desmarais
Blueridge Elementary (North Vancouver)
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If you're a published author or illustrator, consider joining CWILL BC. You'll meet creative, like-minded individuals and become part of an organization that actively promotes itself—and the cause of literacy—across a variety of media and through special events.

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6/17/2019 1:47:43 PM
A wonderful weekend on Mayne Island learning all about about writing dialogue from our brilliant and prolific CWILL author, Ellen Schwartz. The setting was heavenly and the conversation witty and intelligent. I managed some watercolour sketches during the free time … Continue reading
6/14/2019 10:55:24 AM
The winners of the 2019 Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Awards (Picture or Board Book category & Chapter Book category) will be announced at a special, giggle-filled celebration on: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 7-9 … Continue reading
5/14/2019 1:08:45 PM
Mahtab Narsimhan launched her latest novel, EMBRACE THE CHICKEN – a story about being proud of who you are – at the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library in May 2019. It is published by Orca for their Currents Series. … Continue reading
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