Saturday, October 15, 2005

Fifth Annual Kids' Lit Gala and Brian Doyle event

When we were at the Rideau Library today for training I picked up the Ottawa Public Library Guide. One of the events listed caught my eye:

The Fifth Annual Kids' Lit Gala

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the Ottawa Children's Literature Roundtable (OCLR) invite fans of children's literature to the fifth annual Kids' Lit Gala on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in The Chamber at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Suzanne Pinel, otherwise known as children's entertainer Marie Soleil, is once again serving as emcee. Sign language interpretation will be provided in English and French. The evening will feature readings by many local authors including:

Jan Andrews (with illustrator Susan Rennick Joliffe) - The Twelve Days of Summer
Lysette Brochu - Myriam, the Devourer of Books
Brenda Chapman - Running Scared
Alan Cumyn - After Sylvia
J. Fitzgerald McCurdy - The Fire Demons: The Mole Wars Book 1
Rachna Gilmore - The Sower Tales
Shari Graydon - In Your Face: the Culture of Beauty and You
Michel Lavoie - Les yeux de feu
Heidi Schmidt - Too Many Murkles

Leishman Books will have copies of all the featured books for sale and author signings will take place.

The Kids' Lit Gala is generously sponsored by Capital Parent Newspaper.


Lyndsay also mentioned an event with Brian Doyle. So I found that info online as follows:

MASC Arts Awards
Celebrating Passion and Commitment to the Arts, by and for Young People
Tuesday, October 25
7:00 p.m. (Auditorium)
Free admission

The annual ceremony of the Multicultural Arts for Students and Communities (MASC) celebrates the arts-dance, drama, music, literary and visual arts. Young people will be honoured for their dedication to the arts. Award-winning author Brian Doyle will be guest speaker. Bilingual.

Information: 613-725-9119

For those of you reading thinking to yourselves "Who is this guy?" Click HERE for some info!



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