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Vancouver Writer’s Festival

  • Vancouver Writers Fest 202-1398 Cartwright St. Vancouver, BC Canada (map)

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.

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