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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wrapping and recapping Canadian Children’s Book Week

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week has wrapped for another year, and Alison Lohans is safely back home in Saskatchewan. Alison’s trip to Labrador was a hectic one, but she met many avid young readers and left with fond memories of … Continue reading

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Martin Mordecai celebrates 50 years of Jamaican independence

Critically acclaimed Jamaican-Canadian children’s author Martin Mordecai honours the country of his birth with a reading on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Part of the Toronto festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, the reading features excerpts from Martin’s Blue Mountain Trouble, as well as a … Continue reading

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Leventhal live!

For many book lovers, nothing compares to hearing a favourite author read in person. But if you didn’t make it to last week’s Maissoneuve party in Montreal, here’s the next best thing to being there: Anna Leventhal live, through the … Continue reading

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TD Canadian Children’s Book Week links Lohans with Labrador

Fresh off her Woman of Distinction Award-win, prolific children’s author Alison Lohans reaffirms her commitment to youth literacy by touring Labrador during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. Alison began with a public reading in Labrador City, where she spoke about the … Continue reading

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Alison Lohans: woman of distinction

Congratulations to Alison Lohans, HSW Literary Agency’s own Jacqui Shumiatcher Woman of Distinction Award-winner! Presented by the Regina, Saskatchewan YWCA, this latest accolade recognizes Alison’s contributions to the arts and to writing in particular. Alison is the author of twenty-four books for children … Continue reading

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RACHEL’S SECRET, the book tour

Who says the book tour is a thing of the past? Shelly Sanders, author of the critically lauded Rachel’s Secret (Second Story Press, 2012), is currently making the promotional rounds at Toronto-area schools and libraries. Upcoming stops include: Friday, May 4 … Continue reading

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Maisonneuve celebrates tenth birthday with a reading by Anna Leventhal

The always wonderful Maisonneuve magazine is celebrating ten years of publishing quality content, and they’ve invited contributor Anna Leventhal to join them. On Thursday, May 3rd, Anna–who’s published both fiction and interviews with the magazine–will read at Maisonneuve‘s Montreal birthday party with … Continue reading

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