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.

2:00 pm14:00

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

Apr 10

Salon du Livre de Québec

8 avril: Venez rencontrer Marie-Louise Gay et ses Petits Monstres! Scéances de dédicaces: 13h à 15hres et 16hres à 18hres

9 avril: Scéance de dédicaces: 10hres à 11hres30

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. www.morrin.org

Samedi, 8 avril 2017 à 10hres 30 au Centre Morrin à Québec: Présentation, lecture et scéance de dédicaces.www.morrin.org

10:00 am10:00

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)

8:30 am08:30

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...


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 www.allegrachambermusic.com

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) www.allegrachambermusic.com



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!

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.


For more information: www.qwf.org/workshops/fall/gay.html 




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.


11:00 am11:00

Bookfest 2016

May 7th 2016

In Nanaimo, British Colombia

Marie-Louise will be doing presentations, readings and signings.

Marie-Louise fera des présentations, lectures et scéances de dédicaces.


11:00 am11:00

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

Apr 21

MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference 2016

April 19 to April 21st


Ottawa Public Library Reading:

Greenboro Branch                                  

Monday, April 18 at 13:30 to 14:30


MASC Conférence des jeunes auteurs et illustrateurs 2016

19 au 21 avril

Apr 17

Salon international du livre de Québec 13 au 17 avril

Scéances de dédicace: Dominique et Cie

Un million de questions!

Vendredi 15: 12h30 à 14h

Samedi 16: 9h30 à 11h et 12h30 à 14h

Quebec International Book Fair April 13 to 17

Signings: Dominique et Compagnie

Any Questions?

Friday April 15th: 12:30 to 14:00

Saturday April 16th: 9:30 to 11:00

and 12:30 to 14:00


Knowlton Literary Festival
Oct 17

Knowlton Literary Festival

  • Ville de Lac-Brome Québec Canada

Friday16th: Marie-Louise Gay will be doing workshops at the Knowlton Academy.

Saturday 16th, 10am to 11:30 am: Stories, Secrets and a Tea Party with parents, grandparents and kids.

For more information, visit the Knowlton Literary Festival website.

11:00 am11:00

Book Bash

  • Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

Marie-Louise will participate in a "Meet the Author"Panel followed by a reading and signing.

Make a Book Day - Featuring Marie-Louise Gay and Friends
1:00 pm13:00

Make a Book Day - Featuring Marie-Louise Gay and Friends

  • Lillian H. Smith Library

Groundwood Books and Small Print Toronto are joining forces to present Make a Book Day, an afternoon of presentations and activities for bibliophiles aged 4-9 featuring renowned Montreal-based creator Marie-Louise Gay (Any Questions?), as well as leading Groundwood creators Irene Luxbacher (Mr. Frank), Qin Leng (Norman, Speak!), Matt James (From There to Here), and Kellen Hatanaka (Work: An Occupational ABC).

FREE Tickets at www.smallprinttoronto.org.

Books will be available for purchase from Mabel’s Fables.

An Evening with Marie-Louise Gay
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Marie-Louise Gay

  • McNally Robinson Booksellers Saskatoon

Marie-Louise Gay will be reading and signing copies of her new book Any Questions? at McNally Robinson Booksellers Saskatoon. For more information please visit their website.

Vancouver Writer’s Festival
Oct 22

Vancouver Writer’s Festival

  • Vancouver Writers Fest

Marie-Louise Gay will be at various events at the Vancouver Writer's Festival October 21st to October 22nd. For more information on her appearances please check the full schedule.


Picture Perfect
October 21, 2014; 10:00 - 11:00 AM
With Caroline Adderson, Anne Villeneuve

Improv Centre
1502 Duranleau St,
Vancouver, BC

From a dog who only “speaks” Chinese, to a recipe for creating a baby sister, to a world inhabited by lost polar bears and talking trees; the stories that these authors have imagined come to life vividly in their delightful picture books.
Suitable for grades K-3

Twists in the Road
October 22, 2014;  10:00 - 10:30 AM
With Linda Bailey

Waterfront Theatre
200 Burrard St,
Vancouver, BC

Linda Bailey has written more than 20 books (don’t you love Stanley the Dog?) and has garnered honours in both Canada and the United States. Bailey, however, claims that for many years she was scared of writing: “I was afraid to try in case I was awful.” Marie-Louise Gay, a world-renowned author and illustrator (you’ve likely met Stella and Sam), has won many prestigious prizes, including two Governor General’s Literary Awards. Yet after failing art in grade three, she gave up drawing for the next 10 years. Here’s your chance to see and hear the latest books from these two superstars, and to ask questions about the twists and turns in the road that led them from first picking up a pen to getting published.
Suitable for grades 2–4

Parcours d’auteurs-illustrateurs
October 22, 2014; 1:00 - 2:30 PM
With Fabian Grégoire,
French event

Studio 1398, 3rd Floor
1398 Cartwright Street,
Vancouver, BC

Voilà l’occasion d’échanger avec deux auteurs illustrateurs Fabian Grégoire et Marie-Louise Gay : ils présenteront quelques uns de leurs livres et nous parleront de leur parcours en tant qu’écrivains- illustrateurs. Pour Marie-Louise Gay, écrire est l’occasion rêvée de tisser mots et images, poésie et couleurs, en créant des histoires où les personnages pourraient vivre des aventures merveilleuses et des émotions vives. Fabian Grégoire écrit et illustre tous ses romans depuis plus de 10 ans; il dessine la réalité à travers les yeux d’un gamin et crée des histoires où vie d’enfant et passé s’entremêlent.

Ticket information for all events is here.

VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast with Marie-Louise Gay
10:30 am10:30

VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast with Marie-Louise Gay

  • University Golf Club

Join the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable for a delightful breakfast with Marie-Louise Gay, illustrator and author of the famous Stella and Sam books and winner of numerous awards including three Governor General’s Awards.

Book sales by Kidsbooks | Silent Auction

For more information please visit the VCLR

Any Questions? at Livres Babar, Pointe Claire
2:00 pm14:00

Any Questions? at Livres Babar, Pointe Claire

  • Livres Babar

Marie-Louise will present her most recent book Any Questions? followed by an interactive drawing and writing session. Words of many colors and shapes will float out of the sky. 

Samedi , 27 septembre, 14:00hres
La librairie Livres Babar
46 Sainte-Anne, Pointe Claire

Marie-Louise présente son nouveau livre: Any Questions? en anglais et parfois en français. Elle gribouillera quelques dessins...

Any Questions? at Indigo Yorkdale, Toronto
10:00 am10:00

Any Questions? at Indigo Yorkdale, Toronto

  • Indigo Yorkdale

Marie-Louise Gay will present her new book Any Questions? Words will fly, drawings might appear!

Mardi, 23 septembre, 10hres
Librairie Indigo Yorkdale
Marie-Louise présente son nouveau livre: Any Questions? en anglais.

Marie-Louise Gay in Wolfville, Nova Scotia
10:30 am10:30

Marie-Louise Gay in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

  • Annapolis Valley Regional Library

Marie-Louise Gay, will do a book reading , presentation and signing. She might even do a drawing!

Find out more at valleylibrary.ca

Samedi, 20 septembre, 10hres30

Présentation et lecture à la Bibliothèque Publique Régionale d'Annapolis Valley à Wolfville, Nouvelle-Écosse.

Blue Metropolis Festival/Festival des enfants Metropolis Bleu
May 4

Blue Metropolis Festival/Festival des enfants Metropolis Bleu

  • Montreal Canada

Marie-Louise Gay is the spokesperson for the Blue Metropolis Children's Festival in Montréal. She will be doing presentations and readings at local librairies and cultural venues.


Marie-Louise Gay est la marraine du Festival 2014. Elle fera des lectures et rencontres avec les enfants et leurs parents dans les bibliothèques publiques et les maisons de la culture.


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