SCBWI Canada East — Events

What's Going on in Eastern Canada?

Our chapter has traditionally had one or two large events per year, one in the spring and one in the fall, in addition to other smaller gatherings, workshops and activities.

Keep your eye on this space for details of upcoming events.

We're sorry you missed the

Fall Conference "The Art of Story" in Montreal


The Holiday Inn Select
Montreal, Quebec

October 4-6, 2013

Linda Pratt, Agent, Wernick and Pratt
Bonnie Bader, Associate Publisher of Frederick Warne and the Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Young Readers/Early Readers
Jill Santopolo, Executive Editor at Philomel Books
Laurent Linn, Art Director for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
David Diaz, illustrator and Caldecott Medalist
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Author / Illustrator,
Jennifer Lanthier, Author and Crystal Kite award winner,

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SCBWI Canada East encourages members throughout our extensive territory to organize local schmoozes. All it takes is setting up a time and a place, clearing your plans with our RA, and sending a message to the list!

Ottawa Schmooze

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

Highlights of Past Events in Eastern Canada

The following video gives you a peek into the

SCBWI Canada East 2010 Writing Retreat

with special guest

Hilary Van Dusen
Editor, Candlewick Press

held at

Sands on Golden Lake
Golden Lake, Ontario

October 22-24, 2010

More Highlights of Past Events in Eastern Canada

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