Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Presents “Serendipity 2012″ and PaperTigers Will Be There!!


PaperTigers is thrilled to announce we will be taking part in the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Conference Serendipity” this coming February in Vancouver, BC, Canada. PaperTigers Editor Marjorie Coughlan will be flying in from the UK and joining me at this exciting event which will focus on the Year of the Dragon: Asian Themes for Young Canadian Readers. For those of you in the Vancouver area this is a definitely not-to-be-missed conference: the three featured speakers are Allen Say, Rachna Gilmore and Paul Yee!

The following details have just been released and registration is now open:

Serendipity 2012
Year of the Dragon: Asian Themes for Young Canadian Readers

Saturday, February 25, 2012; 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (includes lunch & snacks)
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
Neville Scarfe Building; Room 100


Rachna GilmoreAllen Say  and  Paul Yee

With Special Guests:

Tanya Kyi, winner of the 2011 Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award,
Marjorie Coughlan and Corinne Robson, Editors from
Joseph Wu, origami master, and
the fabulous dance troupe, Shiamak’s Bollywood Dancers

 ”We are kicking off the weekend celebration of literature and literacy for young people with what we hope is the inaugural event of a soon-to-be-great Serendipity tradition:

 The Gala Evening Event

February 24, 2012; 6:30pm
University Golf Club,
5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC.

Co hosted with the British Columbia Literacy Council, the featured speaker is Dr. Lee Gunderson from the Department of Language and Literacy at the University of British Columbia, who will be presenting on ‘Comprehensibility and Children’s Literature: Reading in Multilingual Classrooms.’

To register to attend Serendipity and/or the Gala Evening Event click here or visit Early bird rates are in effect until  January 21st  but don’t wait too long to purchase as the events are sure to sell out!  We do hope you will be able to join us!”

2 Responses to “Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Presents “Serendipity 2012″ and PaperTigers Will Be There!!”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    I am soooo excited about Serendipity and have to keep pinching myself! I can’t wait to meet everyone, and hearing all the speakers – not to mention origami and dancing. Do make contact if you’re attending – it would be great to connect beforehand.

  2. Sally Says:

    Well, this is the first I’ve heard of this conference! Have fun Marjorie and Corinne! Would love to be there with you.