Gala and Serendipity Early bird rates end February 15

If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to register for the Gala and for Serendipity 2016: Home and Away (with M.T. Anderson, Maggie DeVries, Sarah Ellis, Gregory Maguire, Jean Little, Cynthia Nugent and Kit Pearson.)

Click here to register online. If you prefer to pay by cheque you can download the form here.


Gala Celebration

Friday, March 4, 2016 | University Golf Course | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for dinner as we celebrate the lifetime accomplishments of Judith Saltmanchildren’s librarian, University professor, chair of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature program at UBC, academic author, children’s literature author, outspoken advocate of children’s literature, and dear friend to many.

Judi is retiring in May 2016. Our many entertaining Serendipity speakers will share their personal experiences as friends and peers of Judi throughout her long history of involvement with children’s literature. The evening will give you a unique opportunity to hear about Judi’s achievements (and escapades) and to meet many of North America’s acclaimed authors and illustrators as well as several of our Serendipity speakers.

Membership is NOT required for this event. All are welcome! To register by mail download the registration form here.


Serendipity 2016: Home and Away

Saturday, March 5, 2016 | Robson Square Auditorium | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Our speakers for this year’s Serendipity event have been recognized by awards for literary excellence and by passionate readers for their integrity, creativity and commitment to the growth of imagination and conscience in childhood. They write fantasy and science fiction, historical and realistic fiction for all ages of childhood and young adulthood, and they share an imaginative exploration of a real address—a sense of home and identity, cultural, national, personal—whether these homes are constructed realities, historical periods, or the Canadian here and now.

This year’s speakers include M.T. AndersonMaggie de Vries, Sarah EllisGregory MaguireJean LittleCynthia Nugent and Kit Pearson.

Breakfast and lunch included. Register now to take advantage of the early bird rates.