Appel de candidatures: IBBY Canada Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrateur en résidence

IBBY Canada invite les illustrateurs canadiens de livres pour enfants à soumettre leur candidature pour le premier volet du programme « Joanne Fitzgerald illustrateur en résidence ». Le programme, administré par IBBY Canada et financé par la famille de Joanne avec le soutien de Groundwood Books Éditeur, offre à des illustrateurs publiés l’occasion de participer à une résidence unique hébergée par une bibliothèque publique. (more…)

Call For Submissions: IBBY Canada’s Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program

IBBY Canada invites applications from Canadian children’s book illustrators for the inaugural Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program. The program provides published illustrators the opportunity to participate in a unique residency hosted by a public library, administered by IBBY Canada, and funded by Joanne’s family, with additional support from publisher Groundwood Books. (more…)

Laptops for Liberia

Can you imagine, as a writer, not having your own computer? Having access to only a few public computers, at the library, which isn’t always open? And, when your chance to use one of the computers does arise, having your time on it limited because demand for its use is high? Or maybe, when your turn comes, the generators go down and you have to wait till next week to continue your work?

That’s the situation for most Liberian writers Kathy Stinson has had the privilege of working with for the past three years, as a volunteer for CODE (the Canadian Organization for Development through Education) and the We Care Foundation in Liberia.

Meanwhile, how many writers in Canada have laptop computers gathering dust in their closets, having upgraded to a newer model in recent months, or will soon have a laptop they don’t need because there’s an upgrade in their near future?

The contrast between dire need and likely availability led Kathy to the idea of “Laptops for Liberia”. If she can find some not-too-old laptops that would be of value to writers in Liberia, CODE has agreed to pay the not-insubstantial cost of shipping them there, as a way of supporting the Reading Liberia program which is designed to create Liberian-authored books for Liberian children. We Care in Liberia is working out details of fair distribution of any laptops that are donated.

So Kathy is now reaching out to her Canadian friends and colleagues through her blog, CANSCAIP, IBBY Canada (who originally arranged for her involvement in “Reading Liberia”), and The Writers’ Union of Canada. Whether you write for children or adults, novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, or picture book texts, and whether you’ve upgraded your computer recently or expect to in the near future, she hopes you’ll consider donating your used laptop to “Laptops for Liberia”.

You can email Kathy to let her know of your interest in doing so at kathy@kathystinson.com. Please put Laptops for Liberia in the subject line. Find out more about the Reading Liberia program at http://www.codecan.org/get-involved/reading-code/reading-liberia, about the We Care Foundation at http://www.codecan.org/our-partners/wcf, or about Kathy’s involvement with Reading Liberia at http://www.kathystinson.com/category/liberia/.

Vous êtes invités à l’AGA IBBY Canada

L’assemblée générale annuelle de IBBY Canada aura lieu à 9 h le samedi 3 mars, à la bibliothèque Runnymede. Joignez vous à nous pour des rafraîchissements et venez entendre parler de nos activités en 2011 et de nos plans pour 2012. Le conseil d’administration et les conseillers régionaux sortants, entrants, et de longue date seront ravis de vous rencontrer!

Le bibliothèque Runnymede, au 2178 rue Bloor Ouest, est située deux rues à l’est de la station de métro Runnymede. Il est possible de stationner de l’autre côté de la rue, au sud de Bloor, mais ce stationnement est payant. Par contre, il y a des parcomètres sur la rue Bloor et du stationnement gratuit sur Glendonwynne Road.

You’re Invited to IBBY Canada’s AGM

IBBY Canada’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the Runnymede branch of the Toronto Public Library. Join us for refreshments and to hear about our activities in 2011 and our plans for 2012. The outgoing, incoming, and long-standing executive officers will be excited to meet you!

The Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West) is two blocks east of the Runnymede subway station. There is a pay parking lot across the street on the south side of Bloor Street, metered parking along Bloor, and limited free parking on Glendonwynne Road.