Alcuin Society’s Vancouver ceremony for Book Design Awards 2015

The West Coast book designers who won some of the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada this year will be celebrated in Vancouver on October 15.

This year the Alcuin Society experiments with a new format: instead of having the habitual speaker, the society invited a panel of children’s books’ illustrators and designers to talk about the challenges, rewards, and future of children’s books publishing. The panel is comprised of award winning illustrators and designers Sara Gillingham, Julie Flett, Julie Morstad, and Cynthia Nugent. It will be moderated by Robin Mitchell Cranfield, one of this year’s judges in the Book Design Awards (and an instructor in the Publishing Department at SFU).


The event will take place at Emily Carr University of Art+Design (Auditorium – Room 301 South Building) on 1400 Johnston Street, in Granville Island. Arrive early (by 6:30 pm), for a chance to view all the winning books. The formal event will start at 7 pm.

Note: There is also a Toronto event on October 5, with keynote speaker George Walker.