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"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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4/1/2021 8:51:02 AM
It’s April 1, but this is no joke! The Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award committee has a very serious announcement to make: our jury has finally stopped laughing long enough to tell us which … Continue reading
2/10/2021 7:46:12 AM
CWILL BC’s annual panel on becoming a children’s author / illustrator is coming up—and is free to attend. When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Where: Hosted by the Vancouver Public Library via Zoom. Who: Panelists include Karen Autio, Darren Groth, Melanie Jackson, Sara Leach, Sue Macartney and Lois … Continue reading
12/3/2020 10:34:47 AM
CWILL BC is pleased to announce our new and shiny newsletter, which will offer subscribers a round-up of all the latest publications being released by BC children’s authors and illustrators each season. You can view our inaugural issue here, to … Continue reading
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