Student early bird rate held over until October 15

Great news for students!

We are holding over the early bird rate for students who want to attend the Fall 2013 Author/Illustrator Breakfast. Register today to hear Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Julie Morstad along with Julie Flett and Richard Van Camp in conversation.

Saturday October 19, 2013
University Golf Club, 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC
Free parking and easy bus access. #4 and #14 stop in front. (Note: B99 bus does not stop there.) Ticket sales end October 15.

Stars in Our Midst
British Columbia has more than its share of brilliant writers and illustrators. While it is always a great treat to meet brilliance from afar we have stars in our midst this month.  Three of them, Julie Morstad, Julie Flett and Richard Van Camp, will be the toast of our Annual Illustrators Breakfast at the University Golf Club. The lively, talented storyteller and writer, Richard Van Camp, will bring us his stories and the two shining illustration stars, Julie Flett and Julie Morstad, will show you how they create their story pictures.

Julie Morstad is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist known for her surreal, whimsical work. She is a talented local artist and the children’s books she has illustrated are favourites among many. Her books include: When You Were Small, Where You Came From, ABC, Milk Teeth, The Swing, and The Wayside (to name some of them). Julie’s work is shown in galleries and she’s animated music videos with her brother. She lives in East Vancouver with her family. Her latest book, How To published by Simply Read, has just been named a finalist for this year’s GG award for illustration.

Julie Flett has been drawing critical acclaim from her very first book, The Mocassins. All three of her first books were finalist for the Christie Harris B.C. Book Prize with the third, Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet awarded the prize. This is a big year for Julie. She has four beautiful books out: Little You, written by Richard Van Camp, Wildberries, written and illustrated by Julie, and two board books We all Count (counting book) and Black bear, Red Fox (colour book) both with Cree words.

Richard Van Camp A Tlicho (Dogrib) from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, is best known for his novel The Lesser Blessed. He is the author of several short story collections as well as two children’s books with Cree artist, George Littlechild: A Man Called Raven and What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses?. His first baby book, Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, was the official selection of the Books for BC Babies program in 2008. His third book for babies, Little You, came out this year.