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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2:00pm 2:00pm

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. www.morrin.org

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

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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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8:30am 8:30am

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 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



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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.


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




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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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2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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

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.

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Vancouver Writer’s Festival
to Oct 22

Vancouver Writer’s Festival

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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.

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VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast with Marie-Louise Gay

VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast with Marie-Louise Gay

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

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

Any Questions? at Livres Babar, Pointe Claire

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...

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