Monday, November 14, 2011

BookFest 2012 is welcoming new members to its planning committee!

Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival (BookFest) is an annual event that celebrates excellence in Canadian children’s literature and book illustration by showcasing both well-established and new authors and illustrators. Authors and illustrators from across British Columbia and Canada are invited to present their work and tell stories about their creations and lives. BookFest combines a day-long festival with school and public library readings. In 2012, the day-long festival will be held on May 5 in downtown Nanaimo, and the school/library readings will take place on the days before and after May 5th.

The 2012 BookFest includes a fabulous lineup of children’s authors and illustrators. The 2012 authors include: Loris Lesynski, Martin Springett, Paul Yee, Werner Zimmermann, Mike Deas, Julie Flett, Julie Lawson, Joan Betty Stuchner, and Rick Scott. These authors bring a wide range of genre and age level from poetry to realistic fiction, from graphic novels to multicultural fiction. As a member of the BookFest 2012 Committee you have the opportunity to meet these authors, learn more about their art and share in the joy of bringing great Canadian Children’s literature to the young people in our community.

We would love to welcome you to work with us on this worthwhile event for our children, our community and our city.

We look forward to greeting you at our meeting Nov. 21, Monday at the Harbourfront Library, 6:00 to 7:30.

Paige Fisher and Deidre Bjornson

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