CANSCAIP
Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants
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Events Calendar

Check the Events Calendar regularly to keep up on CANSCAIP events.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, March 03, 2014
    • 12:00 AM
    • Friday, April 25, 2014
    • 12:00 AM
    • n/a


    Writing for Children Competition 2014

    $1,500 PRIZE


    Winner and finalists will have their stories submitted to three Canadian children's publishers for consideration. Please review the submission guidelines prior to submitting your work.

    Entry Fee: $25 per entry. Online payment through PayPal or cheque made payable to CANSCAIP at:

    CANSCAIP
    c/o Writing for Children Competition
    504-720 Bathurst Street
    Toronto, ON. CanadaM5S 2R4

    Deadline: April 25, 2014

    ELIGIBLE WRITERS
    • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
    • All writers who have not been published in any format, in any genre and who do not have a contract with a book publisher at any point before the competition winner is announced.
    ELIGIBLE ENTRIES
    • Non-fiction and fiction from picture book to young adult (YA); up to 1,500 words, English language.
    • Not previously published in any format.
    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES
    • Digital format only, double-spaced, on numbered pages. Submissions accepted as PDF email attachments only.
    • Include a  separate cover letter with title of story, full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, number of pages of entry, and whether a submission is fiction or non-fiction.
    • Please type the name of entrant and the title of entry on each numbered page. This is not a blind competition.
    • Any hard copy manuscripts received will not be eligible or returned.
    RESULTS

    Results will be posted at www.canscaip.org. 

    SEND ENTRIES TO:
    Allison Burda
    aburda@canscaip.org
    Subject line must include: 
    WFC 2014 - 'Entrant Name' - 'Entry Title'

    CLICK 'REGISTER' TO PAY (see grey box above)


    PREVIOUS WINNERS

    For full contest details & submission guidelines, visit canscaip.org/competitions.

    Looking to improve your craft & make connections? Find out more about our Blue Pencil Mentorship program here.

    • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT: Centre for Social Innovation, Annex. 720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst) Meetings are held in The Garage, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.
    Forest of Reading - Join us to hear from out-of-town CANSCAIPers who are nominated in this year's OLA Forest of Reading Awards.

    JUST ANNOUNCED! GORDON KORMAN

    Other Speakers TBA.

    WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT:

    Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
    720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst)
    Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

    Meetings are held in The Garage, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.

    Parking: There are two Green P's within walking distance. Street parking is also available, both paid and one-hour free zones.
    Transit: CSI Annex is one block south of the Bathurst subway stop on the Bloor line.

    • Saturday, May 31, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Dawson College, 4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Room 4C1 (Amphitheater), Montreal
    Yes Oui CANSCAIP presents 

    Imagine a Story 

    A day of workshops for those interested in writing, illustrating and performing for children

    Saturday, May 31st, 2014  
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    Location: Dawson College, 4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Room 4C1 (Amphitheater), Montreal 

    Cost: $110 (Early Bird Special: $100 ends April 22nd) 

    *DO NOT SEND CHEQUES TO THE CANSCAIP OFFICE* Registration by snail mail ONLY directly to Carol-Ann Hoyte takes place from Monday, March 17th until Friday, May 23rd.  After this period, registrations will be accepted and processed on site at the event. 
    Speaker Info & Registration Here

    For more information, please contact Carol-Ann Hoyte, Yes Oui CANSCAIP representative at kidlitfan1972@yahoo.ca 

    Yes Oui CANSCAIP is the Quebec chapter of the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers.
    • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT: Centre for Social Innovation, Annex. 720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst) Meetings are held in The Garage, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.
    The Envelope Please...


    It's award season and CANSCAIP would like to invite you to be the judge. Get an insiders look at how books are chosen for awards - from the selection of judges, to the process of picking a winner.
    Ken Setterington, who has served on selection committees for the Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, TD, and numerous other book prizes, will host an intriguing talk based on his experiences as a judge and an award winner.

    Ken has just received the Stonewall honour from the ALA, amongst many other awards over his impressive career in children's publishing. He will be discussing the criteria of the various awards and answering that frequently asked question, "Does the cover matter?"

    Hope to see you there!

    WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT:

    Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
    720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst)
    Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

    Meetings are held in the The Garage, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.

    Parking: There are two Green P's within walking distance. Street parking is also available, both paid and one-hour free zones.
    Transit: CSI Annex is one block south of the Bathurst subway stop on the Bloor line.
    • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT: Centre for Social Innovation, Annex. 720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst) Meetings are held in the ING Presentation Room, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.
    Program details to come.

    WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT:

    Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
    720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst)
    Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

    Meetings are held in the ING Presentation Room, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.

    Parking: There are two Green P's within walking distance. Street parking is also available, both paid and one-hour free zones.
    Transit: CSI Annex is one block south of the Bathurst subway stop on the Bloor line.

    • Wednesday, October 08, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT: Centre for Social Innovation, Annex. 720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst) Meetings are held in the ING Presentation Room, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.
    Program details to come.

    WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT:

    Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
    720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst)
    Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

    Meetings are held in the ING Presentation Room, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.

    Parking: There are two Green P's within walking distance. Street parking is also available, both paid and one-hour free zones.
    Transit: CSI Annex is one block south of the Bathurst subway stop on the Bloor line.

    • Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • L Building, Humber College Lakeshore Campus, 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive, Toronto, ON, M8V 1K8
    30th Annual 
    Packaging Your Imagination Conference


    REGISTRATION OPENS LATE MAY!

    Canada's oldest and largest conference on the craft and business of writing, illustrating and performing for children!

    RETURNING THIS YEAR! Attend in person or by online streaming!
    Note: Register for in person on this page. 

    Returning after overwhelming response are our Master-level sessions – intended for established writers and illustrators – as well as a session for Beginners. All other sessions are at the Intermediate level.  The entire day, including refreshments and lunch, is only $175.00. 

    Enjoy a Welcome Address for all registrants. Attend three workshops chosen from your interests, and network over lunch. Re-join all registrants for an inspirational Keynote Address to wrap up the day.


    • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT: Centre for Social Innovation, Annex. 720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst) Meetings are held in the ING Presentation Room, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.
    War Writing - details to follow.

    WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT:

    Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
    720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst)
    Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

    Meetings are held in the ING Presentation Room, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.

    Parking: There are two Green P's within walking distance. Street parking is also available, both paid and one-hour free zones.
    Transit: CSI Annex is one block south of the Bathurst subway stop on the Bloor line.

    • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT: Centre for Social Innovation, Annex. 720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst) Meetings are held in the ING Presentation Room, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.
    Storytelling - details to follow.

    WE HAVE MOVED! ATTEND MEETINGS AT:

    Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
    720 Bathurst St. (just south of Bloor on Bathurst)
    Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

    Meetings are held in the ING Presentation Room, Ground Floor of 720 Bathurst St.

    Parking: There are two Green P's within walking distance. Street parking is also available, both paid and one-hour free zones.
    Transit: CSI Annex is one block south of the Bathurst subway stop on the Bloor line.

Past events

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Toronto Meeting - April
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 CANSCAIP AGM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 CANCELLED - Toronto Meeting - March
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Toronto Meeting - February
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Toronto Meeting - January
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Toronto Meeting - December
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - December
Sunday, November 17, 2013 PYI 2013 Get Published Bootcamp
Saturday, November 16, 2013 VIRTUAL Packaging Your Imagination 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Packaging Your Imagination 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Toronto Meeting - November
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Toronto Meeting - October
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - October
Friday, September 20, 2013 CANSCAIP's Prairie Horizons Conference
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Toronto Meeting - September
Saturday, August 17, 2013 August Atlantic Region Meeting
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - August
Saturday, July 13, 2013 July Atlantic Region Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Toronto Meeting - June
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - June BBQ & Buzz
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Yes Oui CANSCAIP (CANSCAIP Quebec) Imagine A Story Conference
Monday, May 13, 2013 Toronto Meeting - May
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 May Atlantic Region meeting
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Toronto Meeting - April
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2013 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - April
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 March Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Montreal February Meeting
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 February Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Edmonton Meeting - February
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 December Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 November Montreal Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 November Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Packaging Your Imagination 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012 CANSCAIP Montreal Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 October Monthly Meeting: Illustrators Night
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 CANSCAIP Edmonton Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 September Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 June Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 EDMONTON CANSCAIP meeting
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 May Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 April Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2012 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 March Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 February Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 December Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 November Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 05, 2011 Packaging Your Imagination 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011 Prairie Horizons Conference
Saturday, May 28, 2011 Imagine a Story
 
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