In The Shadows: Illuminating Monstrosity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture – MACL 2018 Conference

In The Shadows: Illuminating Monstrosity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture – MACL 2018 Conference

The 2018 UBC Biennial Graduate Student Research Conference on Children’s Literature Committee is happy to invite you to our conference, In the Shadows: Illuminating Monstrosity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture. This year’s conference will be held from Friday, May 11th to Saturday, May 12th in Buchanan A and B at the University […]

MACL Scholarship and Award Recipients 2017

The iSchool hosted their 2nd Annual iSchool Awards Gala on Friday, September 28. Many awards were given to current students and alumni, including our very own MACL students and alum. Recent graduate Kathleen Forrester received the MACL Top Graduate Student Award for outstanding academic achievement during her studies in the MACL program, as well as […]

MACL Alum Kathryn Shoemaker wins Vine Award

Congratulations to MACL Alum Kathryn Shoemaker and author Irene Watts for winning the Vine Award – a Canadian Jewish Literature award – for their graphic novel, Seeking Refuge! The award’s jury said that the novel is “A superb graphic novel dramatizing the Kindertransport, a powerful story enhanced by firsthand experience and beautiful black-and-white illustrations.” More […]

Illustrator’s Breakfast featuring Ashley Spires – October 14th

What’s the most magnificent thing you can do on October 14th? Join VCLR for their Annual VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast featuring Ashley Spires October 14, 2017 | University Golf Course | 8:00 am -12:00 pm Author and illustrator Ashley Spires grew up in Tsawwassen, BC. After stints living in Toronto and Saskatoon, she now lives in Ladner, having made an educated decision […]

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. […]

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 […]

Pohl-Weary, Emily

Assistant Professor Ph.D., University of Toronto M.F.A., University of British Columbia UBC Creative Writing Program, Buchanan E477 (604) 822-6564 e.pohl-weary@ubc.ca web: emilypohlweary.com Research Interests: creative writing, writing for young adults, speculative literature, mystery novels, comics, poetry, creative writing pedagogy, editing Awards: Hugo Award for Best Related Book, Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry, Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best […]

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 […]

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 […]

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