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Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

Dancing Cat Books

March 23, 2010

I am thrilled to see this new children’s literature imprint. I can’t wait to purchase the books!

Dancing Cat Books

My newest publisher: Dancing Cat Books


BC Book Prize Finalist

March 11, 2010

On my walk (Illustrated by Christina Leist and published by Tradewind Books) was nominated for the BC Book Prize for 2010. See the CBC article. I am leaping for joy! (And with this award, we can make a new Wikipedia page!)

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KC Dyer and I painted the town!

February 27, 2010

Had a blast with KC Dyer (author extraordinaire) in Toronto at the OLA Superconference–from chocolate fondue to colourful tights, from steamed bok choy to ice cream hats. What fun!


OLA preparations.


CANSCAIP Mass Book Launch


Reading for the Love of It

February 12, 2010

On February 11th and 12th, 2010, I had the opportunity to go to an annual literacy conference called, Reading for the Love of it.

Besides hearing such scholars as:

Stephen Lewis

David Booth

Kathy Lundy

and Larry Swartz

I also had an opportunity to tour the massive exhibit hall.

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This is a conference that was extraordinary–It should not be missed!


Winters’ Book Launch

December 12, 2009

When: December 12, 2009
Where: Talbot Teen Centre, St Thomas Ontario
What: Book launch

Come celebrate Kari-Lynn Winters’ newest books, including On My Walk, Runaway Alphabet, and When Chickens Fly.

This is a family event that will include interactive storytelling, drama, singing, and puppetry. Everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be served after the performance.

Admission Costs: Adults-$2, Children-$1. Proceeds go to the Talbot Teen Centre.

Please come!


Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters!

November 28, 2009

After a 2 1/2 hour defense held today at UBC, before a scholarly and inspiring committee (Drs. Theresa Rogers, Carl Leggo, Maureen Kendrick, George Belliveau, Donal O Donoghue) and external examiner Dr. Marjorie Siegel, and in front of a full-house audience, my dissertation “Authorship as Assemblage: Multimodal Literacy as Creative Play, Literature, and Drama” was awarded “A” level and I am now Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters!

These pictures are of me (on the right) and my “Comp Group,” the team of fellow students (sadly missing Dr. Kim Lenters who is currently in South America) that helped pull me through this 9-year project (if you count my Masters), and of me and my mom, who’s been equally invaluable.

I am leaping for joy!


TD Canadian Children’s Book tour to Prince Edward Island

November 22, 2009

I was so happy to have been selected for the Government of PEI Children’s Book Week tour! See the official press release (PDF) and hear CBC interview from this tour.

I posted a summary of my tour at the BookWeek.ca website:

    What a trip! I feel so lucky to have been chosen for the TD Canadian Children’s Book tour to Prince Edward Island. I had a busy and memorable week meeting some of the kindest and most generous Canadians, and exploring the island from tip to tip. At each school and library I shared my digital slides, puppets, songs, jokes and hats. At different times throughout the week, the children and I played word hockey, enjoyed free-range aerial skiing, ate biscuits with other teacup pups, tobogganed at the winter carnival, and ran in the rain. Many children wrote sequels to my first book Jeffrey and Sloth, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. But the best part by far was seeing the children’s and teachers’ faces light up when I shared my stories and reminded them that they are all authors too.

    Here is a short poem to sum up my tour:

    Eliot River. Sherwood School.
    Souris. Tignish.
    Cool, cool, cool.
    West Kent Elementary — pictures on the wall.
    TD provincial launch and cake for all!

    Montague, St. Louis, Belfast too.
    O’Leary. Ellerslie. Here’s a costume for you!
    Somerset. Summerside. Let’s make rhymes.
    PEI provides the best of times!

    CBC interview and Alberton.
    Queen Elizabeth. Central Queens.
    Fun, Fun, Fun!
    I had a blast exploring your isle.
    So I say adieu with a heart-warmed smile.
    I will miss you Prince Edward Island!


National Council of Teachers of English presentation, Philadelphia, Nov. 20 2009

November 20, 2009

Even Children’s Authors Read and Write Beyond Words

Friday November 20, NCTE convention, Philadelphia, Room C16.

Join a trio of children’s authors and educators as they deliver an elephantine presentation about how to use the imaginative arts – art, music, and performance – to inspire children to become life-long readers and writers.

Featuring:

Click on the image below to view the full-size flyer (PDF). Art by Lee Edward Fodi:


A Successful Walk

November 14, 2009

Posted by tanyakyi at CWILL blog 2009/11/14.

Kari-Lynn Winters and Christina Leist launched On My Walk at Vancouver Kidsbooks last Thursday, in front of a crowd of enthusiastic kids and a who’s-who of the Vancouver writing community.

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On My Walk Book Launch and Good-bye Party for Kari-Lynn

November 12, 2009

When: Thursday Nov. 12, 7:pm
Where: Kidsbooks, 3083 W Broadway
What: On My Walk launch party

Come one and all to a Grand Book Launch.

Come one and all to a grand Book Launch.



Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable

November 10, 2009

2009 Hycroft Event with special guest Sarah Ellis
November 10, 2009, 6:30-9pm

Hycroft Manor, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver, BC.




I will be presenting aRHYTHMetique, On My Walk, When Chickens Fly, and Runaway Alphabet.

Read more at the CWILL blog.


Launch Party, When Chickens Fly and aRYTHMetique

November 8, 2009

When: Sunday November 8 12:30-4:30pm
Where: Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush, 4387 Main St., Vancouver
What: Eight new kids books, two of them by Kari: aRYTHMétique and When Chickens Fly.


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Words from the Street Book Launch

October 28, 2009

Where: The Gathering Place Theatre, 609 Helmcken
When: Wed. October 28, 6-7:30pm
What: Words from the Street Book Launch


For more info, see anotherslice.ca.


CWILL Fall Book Harvest on October 16, 2009

October 16, 2009

Come one and all to this free literary event. More than 30 of BC’s finest children’s authors and illustrators will be there.

When: October 16th, 2009; 1:30-3:30pm
Where: North Vancouver City Library

Presentations, Book Signings, Treats, Book Prizes, and more!


Fall Book Harvest

See the CWILL Website/Blog for further details.




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