Sunday, October 19, 2008

KinderText Reading Series: Kit Pearson

Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Writers' Union of Canada and the Creative Writing Program at Capilano University.

The fall 2008 KinderText series begins this Tuesday with a reading by award-winning Children's Literature author Kit Pearson.

Tuesday Oct. 21
4pm, Room LIB 321/322
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC

KIT PEARSON worked for ten years as a children's librarian in Ontario and B.C. and is now a full-time writer living in Victoria. Her books have been published in Canada in English and French, in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain. She has won twelve awards for her writing, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work in 1998. The Singing Basket, a retold folktale, illustrated by Anne Blades, is for young readers. Kit's acclaimed Guests of War trilogy, published by Penguin books, features a British brother and sister exiled by the Second World War to new life in Canada. As well, she has edited This Land: A Cross-Country Anthology of Canadian Fiction for Young Readers. Her most recent book is A Perfect Gentle Knight.

For information contact:

Crystal Hurdle
English and Creative Writing Instructor
Phone 604-983-7570 local 2420


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