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Oy Vey Comedy Night – Joan Betty Stuchner Award

This event will include an announcement of the winner of the first Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey Award for the Funniest Canadian Children’s book! Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 7-9pm at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver. The evening is FREE! Wine, beer and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to cindyheinrichs@yahoo.com to help us plan the refreshments. […] more...

Ronald Jobe Children’s Literature Scholarship – Deadline July 1st

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia has established the Ronald Jobe Children’s Literature Scholarship for students in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program. Dr. Jobe, Professor Emeritus of the Language and Literacy Department,  Faculty of Education, was  deeply involved in this interdisciplinary children’s literature program […] more...

Bonnie Tulloch receives 2014 Ronald Jobe Scholarship in Children’s Literature

Bonnie is a second year student in the MACL program. She has already distinguished herself in the Children’s Literature field, making presentations at the UBC Research Day, the UBC graduate student conference in children’s literature and the Children’s Literature Association in South Carolina. In 2013 Bonnie received the Frances E. Russell award from IBBY Canada, […] more...

Kit Pearson — Colloquium Speaker, January 21, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Noon to 1:00 PM, location TBD The Master of Arts in Children’s Literature program is proud to announce that the award-winning author Kit Pearson will be the 2014-15 MACL Colloquium Speaker! KIT PEARSON is the author of over thirteen books for children, including middle grade novels in all […] more...

2014 Biennial Graduate Student Conference

The MACL program is proud to announce “I Will Be Myself”: Identity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Media and Culture, a one-day conference on May 3, 2014 showcasing graduate student research that explores, questions, and analyzes the issues surrounding identity in various elements of children’s and young adult literature. You are invited to submit […] more...

Betsy Diamant-Cohen — April 2, 2014

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies is pleased to present a talk by Betsy Diamant-Cohen entitled “Purposeful play for the youngest learners: early literacy from birth to age five”.  Betsy’s talk will take place Wednesday, April 2nd, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm, in The Dodson Room, Room 302, Level 3, Chapman Learning Commons, […] more...

Sarah Ellis — February 26, 2014

The Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program is please to present a talk by Sarah Ellis, renown children’s librarian, author, and critic entitled: “Writer as Critic: Inside and Outside the Book”. Sarah’s talk will take place Wednesday, February 26th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm, in The Dodson Room, Room 302, Level 3, Chapman Learning […] more...

A Tribute to Judy Brown

Judy Brown was a pillar of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program MACL faculty for almost 14 years. She died on September 1, 2013. Her death is a terrible loss to the MACL program and the University’s children’s literature community. Judy was the Associate Head of the English Department and the department’s representative […] more...

JonArno Lawson — September 25, 2013

UBC’s Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program presents a talk and reading from Canadian poet for children and young adults, JonArno Lawson, entitled “A Talk from the Bottom of the Box: Reflections of an Award-winning Poet for Youth.” The event takes place on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Dodson […] more...

Dodson Visiting Professor in Children’s Literature, February to May 2013

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Helene Høyrup of the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark will be joining us as the Dodson Visiting Professor in Children’s Literature, in Winter 2012-2013, Term Two. more...

Leonard Marcus – Colloquium Speaker October 2012

Leonard Marcus is a world renowned children’s literature critic, children’s book historian, curator of exhibitions, and interviewer of authors and illustrators will be giving a colloquium on Friday, October 12th from 4:30-5:30 pm. No registration necessary. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments will be served. more...

Events

VCLR – Serendipity 2017: From Beginning to End

Serendipity 2017, which took place on March 4th at UBC’s Irving K Barber Library, looked to the stages of development between childhood and teenage years, from the humorous antics of Jeremy Tankard’s Grumpy Bird to Jennifer A. Nielsen’s exploration of a young girl finding her family divided overnight by the sudden rise of the Berlin Wall […] more...

VCLR – Illustrator’s Breakfast feat. Steve Jenkins

This year’s annual Illustrator’s Breakfast, which took place on October 15th at the University Golf Course, featured illustrator and author Steve Jenkins. Steve Jenkins is the brilliant illustrator, designer, and author of information books on the natural world. From the tiniest to the largest creatures, to renderings in real size and of what we cannot […] more...

VCLR – Serendipity 2016: Home and Away

Our speakers for this year’s Serendipity event have been recognized by awards for literary excellence and by passionate readers for their integrity, creativity and commitment to the growth of imagination and conscience in childhood. They write fantasy and science fiction, historical and realistic fiction for all ages of childhood and young adulthood, and they share […] more...

VCLR – Illustrator’s Breakfast feat. Marla Frazee

This year’s Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Illustrator’s Breakfast featured the talented and Caldecott winning illustrator Marla Frazee. Marla Frazee is best known for her Caldecott winning books, All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, though many readers will know her hilarious Boss Baby and her illustrations for the Clementine series. She has author-illustrated many […] more...

Kit Pearson — Colloquium Speaker, January 21, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Noon to 1:00 PM, location TBD The Master of Arts in Children’s Literature program is proud to announce that the award-winning author Kit Pearson will be the 2014-15 MACL Colloquium Speaker! KIT PEARSON is the author of over thirteen books for children, including middle grade novels in all […] more...

2014 Biennial Graduate Student Conference

The MACL program is proud to announce “I Will Be Myself”: Identity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Media and Culture, a one-day conference on May 3, 2014 showcasing graduate student research that explores, questions, and analyzes the issues surrounding identity in various elements of children’s and young adult literature. You are invited to submit […] more...

Betsy Diamant-Cohen — April 2, 2014

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies is pleased to present a talk by Betsy Diamant-Cohen entitled “Purposeful play for the youngest learners: early literacy from birth to age five”.  Betsy’s talk will take place Wednesday, April 2nd, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm, in The Dodson Room, Room 302, Level 3, Chapman Learning Commons, […] more...

Sarah Ellis — February 26, 2014

The Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program is please to present a talk by Sarah Ellis, renown children’s librarian, author, and critic entitled: “Writer as Critic: Inside and Outside the Book”. Sarah’s talk will take place Wednesday, February 26th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm, in The Dodson Room, Room 302, Level 3, Chapman Learning […] more...

JonArno Lawson — September 25, 2013

UBC’s Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program presents a talk and reading from Canadian poet for children and young adults, JonArno Lawson, entitled “A Talk from the Bottom of the Box: Reflections of an Award-winning Poet for Youth.” The event takes place on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Dodson […] more...

Colloquium Series

October 2012 colloquium with speaker Leonard Marcus more...

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