On July 22, 2011, Ottawa-area writers and illustrators
gathered for SCBWI Canada East's first Ottawa Schmooze.
The venue was the Vietnam Palace on Somerset Street, and
the program included lunch (delicious!) and conversation
with colleagues and friends. The group shared a little
show and tell (mostly tell), and compiled a list
of favourite kidlit blogs and recent reads.
Seated (l to r): Deborah Jackson, Catherine
Austen, Christine Tripp, Annemarie Bourgeois, Tina Rodrigue,
Rachna Gilmore, Michelle Jodoin; Standing: Glen Strathy,
Melissa Yuan-Innes, Sharon Rudnitski, Jo-Anne Rioux, Ben
Hodson, Cathy Graham, Connie Topper, Mark Baker, Sean
Avery, Rachel Eugster