Thursday, October 30, 2008

Places to go, things to do!

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by choices? My e-mail does that to me and then I pass all those choices on to others so I am trying to put some of this material on here rather than e-mail.

In a past blog I mentioned Room to Read and there is a link on the side. The local chapter is screening a documentary, See-Them-Run, about three Victorians who have literally ran around Africa raising money for work in local communities in Africa. Erin, Reuben, and Patrick will be there to introduce their film. This will be Wednesday, November 26 from 7 pm to 8:45 pm at The Ridge Theatre. Tickets are $20 and available online.

Do you like reading new books on line? Pembroke, the publisher of many Canadian literacy resources plus the Canadian distributor for Stenhouse, has a great e-mail newsletter which highlights there new books. Press here for this month's edition.
Tonight there is an event at Christianne's Lyceum on using sophisticated picture books to set the stage for literature circles. Many of you know Christianne from her years at Kidsbooks. I keep meaning to go to one of the workshops but haven't yet but someday...

One of my favorite events is coming up sponsored by Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable
and Children's Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL BC)at Hycroft on November 12 when a Canadian writer is featured and we get to hear about new books from our BC writers as well. This year's author is Kathy Stinson. If you want to book authors for your school the CWILL website is extremely useful!

Now that I have passed on all these choices...

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