Sad news for the MACL community: Lois Brymer, Master of Arts in Children’s Literature alumna, and former Chair of the Information Book Award, died on Monday, March 27th.
Lois was a gracious and vibrant member of the MACL and Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable communities. She was a journalist and member of the Pandora’s Vox choir. She studied in the MACL Program from 2000 to 2005. Her thesis, ”A Content Analysis of ‘What is Canadian’ in a Collection of Rare and Historical Canadian Children’s Books 1799-1939 in the University of British Columbia’s Rare and Special Collections Library” was supervised by Professor Ann Curry, with Professors Jane Flick and Judi Saltman as committee members, examined Canadian identity in historical children’s books.
After graduation, Lois worked tirelessly on behalf of Canadian children’s literature. She chaired the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award for many years.
A service will be held Tuesday afternoon, April 11, at West Vancouver Baptist Church at 450 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver.