Friday, October 29, 2010

SiWC and TD CCBC Book Award Bash in Coquitlam

This past weekend I was at the Surrey International Writer's Conference in Surrey, BC. It was an energizing, tiring, overwhelming, frenzied and wonderful conference. 500 attendees. Agents. Editors. Writers Galore and more classes than you can shake a stick at. I did a presentation on "Making Money with your Writing" and "Fantastically Speaking: weaving fantasy with reality (in novels)." Oh and two Blue Pencil sessions and a Keynote speech. Very busy and rewarding time. And this is the only pic I took.
Boring, eh?

Then on Monday I was off to Scott Creek Middle School. They had won an "appearance" by me through CBC and provided by TD Bank in honour of the TD CCBC Children's Lit Book Award that The Hunchback Assignments is nominated for. It was a wonderful time. And hour in a gym with 600 or so excited students while being interviewed by CBC and the students. Many of them were JOLTED fans:
 One of the teachers in JOLTED outfit--he had a cool first name: Arthur!

One of the many Posters
And librarian extra-ordinaire Tu Loan Trieu!

It truly was one of the highlights of my career. At one point about 100 of the students came in wearing tinfoil hats...just like Newton in JOLTED.

Stay tuned for the show on CBC Radio in Vancouver on Nov. 7th.



TLT said...

We had a wonderful time with your visit! What a treat for the kids to actually meet you, the author of their school-wide read. You should've seen the faces as you walked down the was as if they met a rock star! Congratulations on your well deserved win and we're extremely proud to have such a distinguished author come visit our school!
Thank you for all you do to get kids excited about reading!
T. Trieu

Unknown said...

I had a great time. It was so nice of you to treat me like a rock star! : )