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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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Latest News

8/27/2021 10:40:02 AM
By Melanie Jackson The boy sits, a book in his lap. His gaze is turned away. He’s daydreaming. He’s a sculpture by Giulio Monteverde (1837–1917), in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Monteverde named him Young Columbus, the implication being that the dry text … Continue reading
5/1/2021 12:32:39 PM
It’s with a sad and heavy heart that CWILL shares the news that writer James Heneghan died peacefully last Friday, April 23. James was a long-time member of CWILL BC, and one of Canada’s foremost authors of historical and realistic … Continue reading
4/17/2021 11:00:44 AM
Did you miss CWILL BC’s big event about breaking into the kidlit industry? Well, fret no further! The event, hosted with the Vancouver Public Library, is now available for viewing! Just click HERE.
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