to Sep 23

Word on the Street in Toronto

Marie-Louise Gay will be appearing at Word on the Street in Toronto on September 22nd in the TD literature tent from 12:00 to 1:00PM. She will read MUSTAFA and talk about the creative process of this book which has been nominated for the TD Children’s Literature Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award.

Marie-Louise Gay lira son livre MUSTAFA à Word on the Street Toronto, dimanche le 22 septembre de 15hres à 15hres 30 à la scène francophone Via Monde . MUSTAFA est en nomination pour le Prix TD Children’s Literature Award et le Prix Marilyn Baillie.


Come and meet Marie-Louise Gay at WOTS! Venez rencontrer Marie-Louise Gay a Word on the Street!

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to Sep 9

EDEN MILLS FESTIVAL! September 7th and 8th

Marie-Louise Gay will be giving two workshops at the Eden Mills Festival on Saturday, Sept 7th: Writing for Children for aspiring writers and Inspiring Children to Write for teachers, librairians and parents.

On Sunday, September 8th, Marie-Louise Gay will be reading from her new book Fern and Horn and hen there will be a Stella Birthday Party to celebrate Stella’s 20th anniversary of publication!

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to Nov 19

Salon du livre de Montréal

Venez me rencontrer au Salon du livre de Montréal!

Samedi le 17 novembre de 10hres à 10hres30: Lecture de Mustafa (Agora)

De 10hres30 à 12hres30: Scéance de dédicaces au stand des Editions Héritage

Dimanche le 18 novembre de midi à 13hres: Scéance de dédicaces avec David Homel au stand des éditions du Boréal

Come and meet me at the Salon du Livre de Montréal!

Saturday, November 17th, at 10am I will be reading my new book, Mustafa, in the Agora. From 10:30 t0 12:30 I will be signing books and meeting with my readers at the Éditions Héritage Stand

Sunday, November 18th, at noon, I will be signing books with David Homel at the Éditions du Boréal stand.

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to Apr 23

Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotà

Marie-Louise Gay will be at the International Book Fair of Bogotà (FILBO) on Thursday April 19th and Friday April 20th. She will be meeting her Colombian readers in schools and in bookstores, signing books, answering questions and discussing the magic of writing and illustrating for curious and inventive children. Please consult the FILBO schedule for the time and place of her appearances.

Marie-Louise Gay sera présente à la Foire Internationale du livre de Bogotà (FILBO) jeudi le 19 avril et vendredi le 20 avril. Elle rencontrera ses lecteurs colombiens dans les écoles ou librairies, fera des scéances de dédicaces, répondra aux questions et discutera de la magie de l'écriture et l'illustration destinée aux enfants curieux et créatifs. Veuillez consulter l'horaire du FILBO pour plus de détails.

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to Apr 14

Salon du livre de Québec

Marie-Louise Gay rencontre ses lecteurs et lectrices au Salon du livre de Québec le 13 avril de 17hres à 18hres30 et le 14 avril de 12hres à 13hres30 au kiosque des Éditions Héritage. Elle répondera à vos questions et dédicacera vos livres avec un petit croquis joyeux. Au plaisir!

Marie-Louise Gay will meet her fans at the Québec City Book Fair April 13th from 5PM to 6:30PM and April 14th from noon to 1:30PM at the Éditions Héritage booth. She will answer your questions and sign your books with a little sketch. See you there!

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to Feb 18

Marie-Louise Gay reads at La Petite Librairie D&Q

Saturday, February 17th.

Every Saturday from 11am to 12pm, La Petite Librairie presents a storytime and craft for their youngest readers!
The reading is all ages, but most likely suited best for 3-6 year olds. We ask that you park your stroller outside and come on in and immerse your family in literature!

This week author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay will be present and reading.
We are featuring the book: SHORT STORIES FOR LITTLE MONSTERS, published by Groundwood as well as some of her other books...

La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
176 Bernard West
Bilingual event

Samedi, 17 février:

Chaque samedi avant-midi, de 11h à 12h, La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly présente une lecture pour enfants suivie d'une séance de bricolages.
L'activité est offerte à tous, mais est surtout destinée aux enfants de 3 à 6 ans. Nous vous demandons de laisser poussettes et trottinettes à l'extérieur de la Librairie afin que tous puissent participer à cette immersion littéraire.
Cette semaine, nous sommes heureux de recevoir l'auteure et illustratrice Marie-Louise Gay et présenterons le livre PETITS MONSTRES, publié par Dominique et compagnie.

La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
176 Bernard Ouest.

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to Jan 24

Stella, Queen of the Snow goes to a winter concert!

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Marie-Louise Gay will be reading Stella, Queen of the Snow with the Bach Before Bedtime musicians in a series of three concerts on January 23rd at 9:30 AM(sold out), 11 AM and 4:30PM at the Tanna Schulich Hall, 527 Sherbrooke W., Montréal.

Marie-Louise Gay lira Stella, reine des neiges avec les musiciens de Bach avant dodo lors d'une série de trois concerts le 23 janvier à 9hres30 (complet), 11hres et 16hres30 à la salle Tanna Schulich, 527 Sherbrooke O, Montréal.

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to Nov 20

Salon du Livre de Montréal

Venez me rencontrer au Salon du Livre de Montréal! Scéance de dédicace le dimanche,19 novembre de 13hres à 14hres au kiosque des Éditions Héritage.

Come and meet me at the Salon du livre de Montréal. I will be signing books on Sunday, November 19th from 1PM to 2PM at the Éditions Héritage booth.

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to Oct 21

Vancouver Writer's Festival

Event: Best In the Biz: Thursday, October 19th, 10AM to 11AM: Marie-Louise Gay will be presenting with Barbara Reid and Sydney Smith.

Encouraging creativity in Kids, Friday, October 20th, 10AM-11:30 AM: Marie-Louise Gay will be exploring the ways we can inspire kids to write, draw, create.

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to Oct 1

Winnipeg Thin Air Festival

From Marie-Louise Gay is participating again in the wonderful Thin Air Winnipeg Writer's Festival!

Friday, September 29th/Vendredi 29 septembre: Livres en Fête at the Université de St. Boniface.

Saturday, September 30th, 10:30 to 11:30:  StoryTime at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Marie-Louise Gay will be reading from Short Stories for Little Monsters as well as other books. She will be signing books and maybe doing a little drawing in between!

Samedi, 30 septembre, 14:30 à 15:30: L'heure du conte à la Bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface. Marie-Louise Gay lira des extraits de Petits Monstres ainsi que d'autres livres et il y aura une scéance de dédicaces. Venez en grand nombre!

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to Jul 4

Wordplay Children's Literary Festival 2017

On July 3rd, from 1PM to 4PM,  Marie-Louise Gay, along with other performers, will be reading and talking about her books at the Read by the Sea Literary Festival, in conjunction with the grand opening of author and poet Sheree Fitch's Mabel Murple's Dreamery and Book Shoppe on Allen Road in River John, Nova Scotia. Come one, come all!

Le 3 juillet, de 13hres à 16hres, Marie-Louise Gay et d'autres auteurs, présentera et lira ses livres à l'ouverture de la librairie Mabel Murple's Dreamery and Book Shoppe sur Allen Road à River John, Nouvelle-Écosse. Venez en grand nombre.

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Authors for Indies at Babar Books

April 29th, 2017: A day dedicated to promoting independant booksellers! Come hear Marie-Louise Gay read her Short Stories for Little Monsters and participe in a cartooning workshop. For children, and adults too! From 11am to 12:30pm

At the great independant bookstore: Babar Books, 46 avenue Ste.Anne, Pointe-Claire. (514)694-0380

Le 29 Avril 2017: La journée des libraires indépendants! Venez rencontrer Marie-Louise Gay qui lira des extraits de son tout nouveau livre: Petits Monstres. Venez participer à un atelier de bandes dessinées. Pour enfants, et adultes aussi! De 11hres à 12hres30.

À la Librairie Babar, 46 avenue Ste.Anne, Pointe-Claire.(514) 694-0380

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to Apr 9

ImagiNation Writer's Festival

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 10:30am at the Morrin Center in Québec City: Presentation and reading followed by a signing.

Samedi, 8 avril 2017 à 10hres 30 au Centre Morrin à Québec: Présentation, lecture et scéance de dé

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Salon du Livre de l'Outaouais

Samedi le 25 février 2017: 10hres à midi; 14hres à 16hres: Scéances de dédicaces de mon tout nouveau livre: Petits Monstres! Au kiosque des Éditions Héritage.

Outaouais Book Fair, Saturday, February 25th 2017: 10am-12pm; 2pm-4pm: Signings of my new book: Petits Monstres (in English: Short Stories For Little Monsters)

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Reading for the Love of It !

Breakfast Keynote Talk: Illustrated Words

February 23rd 2017, 8:30 am-10:00am-Grand Ballroom West

In my family of nomads, books were the only link between new homes, new neighborhoods, new schools and languages. Books offered emotion, escape, solace, friendship, insight and adventure. I reveled in them. Books saturated my childhood. They gave me a taste for stories, a thirst for art...


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to Nov 23

Stella, Fairy of the Forest goes to a Concert!

On Tuesday 22nd of November, Bach Before Bedtime will be giving two interactive concerts of chamber music accompanying the story and pictures of Stella, Fairy of the Forest, narrated by the author and illustrator, Marie-Louise Gay. Children of all ages and their parents will follow Stella and Sam into the forest to search for fairies and will have the chance to interact with the performers and even try their instruments.

11AM and 4:30PM at the Salle Tanna Schulich, McGill University,527 Sherbrooke West

Mardi le 22 novembre, Bach avant Dodo produira deux concerts interactifs de musique de chambre pour les enfants. Entre les notes enjouées des musiciens, l'auteure et illustratrice Marie-Louise Gay racontera l'histoire de Stella, Fée des Forêts. Enfants et parents pourront suivre les aventures de Stella et Sacha qui se promènent dans la forêt à la recherche des fées et pourront également rencontrer les musiciens et peut-être diriger l'orchestre.

11hres et 16hres30 a la Salle Tanna Schulich, McGill University, 527 Sherbrooke O.(coin Aylmer)



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to Nov 21

Salon du Livre de Montréal

Marie-Louise Gay will be meeting the public and signing books at the Montreal Book Fair. On Saturday November 19th, she will be at the Dominique et Compagnie booth from 11 am to noon and at the éditions du Boréal booth from noon to 1 pm. On Sunday November 20th she will be again at the Dominique and Compagnie booth from 11am to noon and at the Boréal booth from noon to 1 pm. Stop by to chat or get a book signed!

 Marie-Louise Gay sera présente au Salon du Livre de Montréal pour vous rencontrer et faire des scéances de signature. Samedi le 19 novembre, elle sera au kiosque de Dominique et Compagnie de 11 hres à midi avec Stella et Sacha, Caramba, Roselyne Rutabaga et Un Million de Questions! et au kiosque des éditions du Boréal de midi à 13 hres avec ses romans de voyage pour les pré-ados. Dimanche le 20 novembre, chez Dominique et Compagnie de 11 hres à midi et aux éditions du Boréal de midi à 13hres. Venez la rencontrer!

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to Oct 5


Marie-Louise Gay will be giving a fall workshop at the Quebec Writer's Federation for writers interested in writing picture books as well as first novels and also for illustrators wanting to hone their writing skills. Bring pencils and notebooks, imagination and childhood memories.


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to Jul 10

Storywalk® in Westmount Park with Stella, Fairy of the Forest

Thursday June 30th: The launch of a Storywalk with Stella, Fairy of the Forest, written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, at the Campout in Westmount Park. Come with your children to read the story as you walk through the park! Until July 9th.

Jeudi 30 juin: Le lancement du Storywalk avec Stella, fée des forêtsaura lieu dans le Camping du Parc Westmount. Venez lire Stella, fée des forêts, de l'auteure/illustratrice, Marie-Louise Gay, tout en vous promenant dans le parc. Jusqu'au 9 juillet.


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Canadian Authors for Indies

Marie-Louise will be meeting the public, signing books, sharing her love of reading and her support for Independant Bookstores at Babar Books on Saturday April 30th 2016 from 10am to 12am

46 Avenue Ste Anne, Pointe-Claire (514) 694-0380

Auteurs  qui appuient les librairies indépendantes:

Le samedi 30 avril 2016 de 10hres à midi, Marie-Louise rencontrera le public, fera des dessins et des dédicaces pour partager son amour de la lecture et son appui aux librairies indépendantes à la Librairie Livres Babar, 46 Avenue Ste Anne, Pointe-Claire (514) 694-0380

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2:00 PM14:00

Illustrator's Workshop at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Writing with pictures or illustrating with words? Which comes first? The creative process of a picture-book where the author interacts with her own characters as they write and illustrate a story-within-a-story addressing the curiosity and endless questions of children who want to understand how a book is made.

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Marie-Louise Gay's books are available from your favourite wholesaler or bookstore.
Or visit Groundwood Books.