CCBC Annual General Meeting

BOOKHEAD

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting.

WHEN: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Room 224, Northern District Library
40 Orchard View Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario  M4R 1B9
Reception to follow at
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Library
Suite 222, Northern District Library
Members* and public welcome.

Please RSVP by June 20 to Shannon Howe Barnes at 416.975.0010 ext. 227 or shannon@bookcentre.ca

Click here for information about nominations.

* Members are reminded that they may appoint a proxy to attend the Annual General Meeting on their behalf. Any such appointment must be evidenced by completing and signing this form, and sending it to the CCBC prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.

The event will feature special guest speaker Gillian O’Reilly, author and long-time editor of Canadian Children’s Book News.

Confessions of a Lifelong Nationalist

Gillian reflects on decades of reading children’s literature – of wanting Canadian books, helping to create Canadian books and rejoicing in Canadian books – and about the importance of place for children of every generation.

About Gillian O’Reilly

Gillian O’Reilly has been interested in words ever since she ate the dust jacket off the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary when she was 11 months old.  She continues to be a voracious consumer of books – but now chooses reading as the way to enjoy them.

Starting her book career at NC Press, Gillian has worked for the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Canadian Booksellers Association and has been a freelance writer and editor since 1989.  From 1996 until the spring of this year, she edited Canadian Children’s Book News, the newsletter and then the magazine of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. She has written two non-fiction books for young people: Slangalicious: Where We Got That Crazy Lingo and The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places (co-written with Cora Lee). She is currently working on a new non-fiction project for kids.