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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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Latest News

3/14/2019 2:17:59 PM
Author Danielle Marcotte is launching her new book, Capri, la Petite Antilope des Prairies, with two separate events. Quand?: Vendredi 22 Mars 2019, 14h30 Où?: Centre culturel Royer de Ponteix, Saskatchewan Les Auvergnois Tout le monde et invité! When: Friday, … Continue reading
2/7/2019 2:09:38 PM
CWILL’s own Norma Charles was interviewed by the North Shore News about her book Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man. The interview by Jeremy Shepherd, entitled Harry Jerome runs into YA novel territory, appeared online February 5, 2019 – just in … Continue reading
1/30/2019 12:16:14 PM
Congratulations to Annie Bourret, linguist and translator, on her sixth book, Pour l’humour du français. Brefs essais techniques, patraques ou loufoques, which will be launched this Thursday, January 31st, at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, room C575, at 7 pm. It … Continue reading
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