>>2009 CWILL BC catalogue:
a catalogue of a collection of members' work is available as a pdf download here

>Our blog:
Read what our authors and illustrators have to say on the blog.

>For teachers:
Are you looking to book an author or illustrator for a school or library visit? You can search our membership list with ease to find the perfect fit for your audience.

We also have information on how to apply for grants for author and illustrator school visits

>Writers and Illustrators:
Learn about Reading Lights and apply to make your work part of the Vancouver urban landscape.

Are you a published children's author or illustrator interested in CWILL BC? Check out our join CWILL BC page to see what we're all about.

Check the calendar for all the meeting and event dates.

Benefits of membership

  • Increase the opportunity for paid bookings for school and library presentations by opting to be featured on our CWILL BC SPEAKERS' LIST a customizable, searchable database for speakers' on our website (www.cwill.bc.ca), which teacher-librarians across British Columbia browse regularly. We vigorously promote it to schools and libraries through ads and other means.

  • Your own page on the CWILL BC website.

  • Access to the CWILL BC blog as a contributor.

  • Access to advice on contracts, publishers and presentations.

  • Benefit from being part of an organisation that activily promotes itself, and the cause of literacy, across a variety of media, and through special events.

  • The friendship, inspiration and support of colleagues in the field of children's writing and illustrating.

  • Communication with other members via CWILL BC's listserv (online newsletter/forum).

  • Masters' writing/illustration workshops for CWILL BC members only (subsidized to ensure affordability, and a wonderful networking opportunity).

  • Enjoy camaraderie and guest speakers AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT at our FOUR meetings per year in Vancouver and Victoria (and hopefully more communities in the future). Meeting minutes AND VIDEOS are posted on our listserv to benefit those who can't attend.

  • A regional coordinator disperses funds to subsidize the travel expenses of members wishing to attend Vancouver-based events, and to encourage regional events and meetings for members outside the Vancouver Lower Mainland.

  • Participate in any or all of the events that CWILL BC runs exclusively for CWILL BC members, including special target-market events.

  • Participate in any or all of the annual events CWILL BC participates in, including:

    • WORD Vancouver in September (Vancouver Public Library downtown), which draws large crowds of book buyers.

    • Panel on Children's Book Writing and Illustrating in February (Vancouver Public Library downtown), in which a panel of CWILL BC members gives short presentations and answers questions from individuals aspiring to be children's writers or illustrators.

    Dowload the membership application form here (pdf)

    For more information contact membership@cwill.bc.ca