Surrey Teachers Association Convention

Events with K.A. Wiggins

01 May 2024

Surrey Teachers’ Association Convention (Elementary)

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024

Time: 10:15-11:45 am & 12:45-2:15 pm + exhibitor’s hall

Location: Sullivan Heights Secondary, 6248 144 St. Surrey, BC

Type: Panel & Presentation

“AMA Author (& Illustrator) Edition: Brush up on all things publishing!” (10:15-11:45 am)

Panel description: These BC kidlit authors & illustrators are here to answer your burning questions about all things publishing, literacy connection/education & storytelling. From how books get made to the current state of the industry, a day-in-the-life of creatives to behind-the-scenes on the other side of the page, creative writing education and public speaking to translating an idea into pictures or pages, no subject is off limits in this free-for-all Ask-Me-Anything panel.

Connecting with BC Children’s Authors & Illustrators (12:45-2:15 pm)

Presentation description: The BC children’s publishing community is growing increasingly diverse, relevant, and socially conscious. We’re excited to highlight established and emerging voices and titles to help get local stories in the hands of local kids. We’ll start with an overview of the power of local storyteller engagement for young readers and highlight free tools and resources offered by CWILL BC. Then a lightning-speed showcase will feature collections of 2023-2024 releases by topic, genre, and age/grade-level with a sprinkling of live mini book-talks and brief recordings highlighting diverse creators and place-based, sustainability, and social justice-oriented titles.

Panellists and presentation pop-up book talk guests, authors/illustrators on site available for signings to be announced. Be sure to get your name in for the book prize draws!

View the slides here.