________________ CM . . . . Volume I Number XIII . . . . September 8, 1995

News: Manitoba

The Canadian Children's Book Centre and
the Manitoba Reading Association
Fund-Raising Luncheon

To celebrate the beginning of Children's Book Week 1995 (November 18th - 25th) in Manitoba, the Canadian Children's Book Centre (Manitoba Branch), and the Manitoba Reading Association are hosting a luncheon at the Roundtable Restaurant in Winnipeg on Saturday, November 18th. Picture This!, The theme for Children's Book Week 1995, celebrates the work of Canadian children's book illustrators.

The luncheon will be "peppered" with presentations and readings by the four illustrators and authors touring Manitoba for Children's Book Week. Janet Wilson, from Toronto, is the illustrator of many children's books such as Jess Was the Brave One (Penguin, 1981), Tiger Flowers (Lester, 1994), and In Flanders Fields (Lester, 1995). Martin Springett, also from Toronto, is the illustrator of Mei Ming and the Dragon's Daughter (Scholastic, 1990), Who (Orca Publishers, 1993), and The Wise Old Woman (Margaret McElderry Books, 1994).

Also attending is new local author Linda Holeman (author of Saying Goodbye (Lester, 1995) and Frankie on the Run (Boardwalk Books, fall 1995), as well as Ishbel Moore, author of The Summer of the Hand (Roussan, 1994), The Medal (Roussan, 1994), and Branch of the Talking Teeth (Roussan, 1995).

Featuring wonderful entertainment and a lovely meal in a warm, friendly setting, this luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, November 18th at the Roundtable restaurant (800 Pembina Highway. . . only minutes away from downtown Winnipeg!). Cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Advance, pre-paid registration is necessary. Please call Chantal Olinkin at 334-8824 by Friday, November 3. Any funds raised at the luncheon will assist both the Canadian Children's Book Centre and the Manitoba Reading Association in their missions to bring books and reading to Canadian young people.

 For more information about Canadian Children's Book Week or the Canadian Children's Book Centre, please contact Cheryl Archer, Manitoba Regional Liaison officer at 667-7032, or (fax) 668-1611.

For further information regarding the Manitoba Reading Association, please call Tanya Anderson, past MRA president, at 284-0885.

                                Illustration by Yvette Moore

CM will be providing more information about Children's Book Week activities across Canada in the weeks ahead.

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