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.

Enjoy friendship, inspiration, and support of colleagues in the field of children's writing and illustrating
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Latest News

4/8/2019 10:34:45 AM
Lisa Cinar and Deborah Hodge are having a Kidsbooks launch on April 11 to celebrate their new book, Cooking with Bear, a combination cookbook and story for young children. They’d love to have you join them to celebrate! Thursday, April … Continue reading
4/3/2019 2:19:08 PM
Author Wendy Phillips is launching her second novel-in-verse, Baggage, with a number of events. Here are the details . . . Event #1 When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 ~ 11 am Where: Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch) This event will be geared … Continue reading
4/3/2019 1:29:49 PM
Eileen Holland will be holding a book launch for her children’s book Sophie Trophy on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 2 to 4 p.m. Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch | Room 136 (Coquitlam Foundation Room) 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, … Continue reading
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