Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable 25th Anniversary

Thought I would post something from the Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable's 25th Anniversary Tea Party; a wonderful celebration complete with 25 guest authors--many of them dressed in period costumes and fabulous goodies baked by our own Judith Sales. The gardens of the historic house where the tea was held were lovely, and although it threatened, the rain held until after our event. More pictures to come later, but I'm just running out the door to help a friend set up her art show.

Pictured above are: The infamous Ron Jobe, the founder of the original Roundtable in Edmonton, Alberta, UBC professor of Children's Literature, and wonderful speaker, Sarah Ellis, who writes incredible books, gives the most engaging talks I've had the pleasure of hearing, Kit Pearson, whose Awake and Dreaming remains one of my favourite juvenile books, John Wilson, whose historical fiction is as engaging as he is, Sarah Harvey, who is an editor with our own Orca Book Publishers and author of Puppies on Board, a picture book set on the coast, Dan Bar, an Orca author whose costume was worthy of "best dressed male," and yes we did have more than one guy so there, and last but not least, Julie Lawson, whose writing range covers the gamit, from picture books to historical fiction to realistic fiction.

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