Upcoming Kid Lit Cafes

Writers, teachers, parents and anyone else interested in “adult conversations about children’s literature” are invited to our next Kid Lit Cafes (Coburg Coffee House – 6085 Coburg Road).

On Wednesday, March 3, 7 to 9 p.m – Literacy expert Catherine Bouliane and junior high librarian Rebecca King will talk to me about Reluctant Readers. We’ll look at who they are, what they like to read and how to write for them. Ironically, what may seem to be a crisis for parents and a challenge for educators is actually an opportunity for writers. The YA ‘quick read’ market is  big and growing.

On Wednesday, March 31, 7 to 9 p.m., Vivian Howard from the Dalhousie Library School will discuss “The Naughty Bits – controversial subjects in teen fiction”.  I’m lining up a number of authors and hopefully an editor or two to chime in on the discussion as well.