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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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Creativity in the Classroom

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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Latest News

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
5/8/2019 3:13:21 PM
On Saturday, May 11th, the Vancouver Public Library is hosting a day-long celebration of writing and publishing at Write-On Vancouver: Writing and Publishing Fair. Drop in to attend a workshop, ask an expert your writing questions, or browse local writing … Continue reading
5/8/2019 2:44:32 PM
Wendy Phillips is launching her second YA novel, Baggage, on Thursday, May 9th | 7 pm Chapters | 1033 Robson Street Vancouver Baggage follows the story of an African boy abandoned at the Vancouver airport and the Canadian kids determined … Continue reading
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