Posts Tagged: graphic novels

VPL seeks graphic novelist for next Writer-in-Residence

Vancouver Public Library is looking to host a resident graphic novelist between Aug. 28 and Dec.15, 2017.

The Writer in Residence will develop exciting public programs and provide advice to emerging writers through one-to-one consultations and group workshops, as well as outreach to targeted communities.

The deadline is May 22. Email programs@vpl.ca for more information.


Alcuin Book Design Awards Ceremony & Panel on Graphic Storytelling

Poster for Alcuin Society Awards & Panel

The award ceremony for the 34th Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada will take place September 22 in Vancouver, with tickets open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Alcuin Society and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Registration is free at Eventbrite.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 22, 6:30 pm to view books – for 7 pm event
Place: Emily Carr University of Art + Design Auditorium – Room 301 South Building, 1400 Johnston Street (Granville Island) – Vancouver

Panel Info

As well as the award presentation, the Society will present a panel on Graphic Storytelling. This will be moderated by Robin McConnell, host of the Inkstuds podcast.

The panelists are:

  • Nick Bantock – author/illustrator of the Griffin and Sabine Trilogy
  • Sarah Leavitt – author/illustrator of the graphic memoir, Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me
  • Johnnie Christmas –  author/illustrator of Firebug; illustrator of Margaret Atwood’s graphic novel, Angel Catbird

More information on the panelists can be found at the Alcuin Society’s blog.

This year’s Alcuin award winning books will be on display. Copies of the presenters’ books will be available for signing and purchase at the event.