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A Plug for CANSCAIP

January 9, 2013

…appear in the upcoming newsletter, which is sent to all Members and Friends. (Yes, CANSCAIP had Friends before Mark Zuckerberg was even born. He’ll be 29 this year. CANSCAIP will…

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CANSCAIP’s 28th & 35th

November 14, 2012

Last weekend I attended the 28th Packaging Your Imagination conference organized by CANSCAIP – the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers. It was a great example of what…

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Claire Mackay, 1930-2013

August 21, 2013

Across the country, news of Claire’s death on August 11 was met with much sadness. Friend, writer, mentor, a founding member of CANSCAIP, wife, mother, grandmother – it goes without…

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“An Intimate Examination of Sock Fluff” Part 5

April 4, 2012

…was at a CANSCAIP meeting that I first met Budge Wilson, a Nova Scotia writer who has also become a good friend. It was also at a CANSCAIP meeting that…

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Writing Communities

February 16, 2011

At this month’s CANSCAIP meeting, a former participant at the Seaside Writing Workshop/Retreat that my partner and I offer in Nova Scotia each summer announced that we are now accepting…

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FAQ

December 1, 2017 Comments Off on FAQ

CANSCAIP meetings and at readings and conferences across the country. A long time ago, when I was practically a new author, I travelled to England with Jean Little, Monica Hughes,…

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Tips for Writers

November 18, 2010

Vicki Grant gave an outstanding presentation at a recent CANSCAIP meeting. Unfortunately, I missed it, but because I am a CANSCAIP member, I was able to enjoy a distillation of…

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“An Intimate Examination of Sock Fluff” Part 3

February 1, 2012

…there. To help writers in a country recovering from a long civil war to discover and develop their stories – it has been satisfying, enriching work. Other members of CANSCAIP

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Kathy Stinson books

Home

December 1, 2017 Comments Off on Home

…people used to describe my keynote speech at CANSCAIP’s Packaging Your Imagination conference last month. Pretty gratifying feedback! You missed it? Fear not! I’m going to post the whole speech…

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Liberia Lingers

February 23, 2010

…the CANSCAIP newsletter. But another part of me knows that Liberia is part of me now, in ways I’d never have imagined possible when I first set foot on its…

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Summer Writing Workshop/Retreat by the Sea

February 13, 2008

…I are planning to attend tonight’s CANSCAIP meeting where we’ll announce that we are now accepting applications for our third annual retreat and workshop. We had a great time the…

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Another Treasure for My Pocket

April 23, 2009

Last night, at the CANSCAIP Mentor’s Dinner honouring my husband, Peter Carver, I learned from Rick Wilks of Annick Press that A Pocket Can Have A Treasure In It has…

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A Writer’s Professional Development

March 17, 2010

…Jackdaw Summer is a Liberian refugee. Needless to say, I bought it. (It’s called Raven Summer in North America.) And then there was this month’s CANSCAIP meeting which featured a…

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More Books (and Almost Books) by Seaside Retreat/Workshop Alumni

April 20, 2011

…just finished Timber Wolf (book#3) due out this fall. Caroline will be speaking about writing historical fiction at CANSCAIP’s Packaging Your Imagination conference in November. Erin Thomas has had books…

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Have you met any other authors?

October 26, 2011

…Major, Barbara Reid, and many others. I’ve met lots of other Canadian authors at CANSCAIP meetings and at readings and conferences across the country. I’ve also had breakfast and sung…

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sock fluff

“An Intimate Examination of Sock Fluff” Part 1

December 7, 2011

“Spectacular!” “Inspiring!” Two words people used to describe my keynote speech at CANSCAIP’s Packaging Your Imagination conference last month. Pretty gratifying feedback! You missed it? Fear not! I’m going to…

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“An Intimate Examination of Sock Fluff” Part 4

March 7, 2012

…almost eight years now I have been a volunteer reader and technician, helping to produce audio books for CNIB’s visually impaired clients. When I first told long-time CANSCAIP member and…

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A Poem for Parents of Sons

July 30, 2014

When I did the keynote address at CANSCAIP’s Packaging Your Imagination conference a few years ago, I included in my talk a number of poems that have been favourites at…

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A Busy Fall Ahead

September 7, 2016

…be conducting a Picture Book Writing Master Class at CANSCAIP’s 32nd Packaging Your Imagination conference in its new location. Hope to see some of you at some of these events!…

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An image from the poem "You Are Old Father William"

Becoming A Poet

May 17, 2023

…Robinson and Tim Lilburn – more encouraging of my efforts, I see now, than I recognized at the time. In 2011 I delivered a keynote at CANSCAIP’s Packaging Your Imagination…

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