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Caroline Pignat at Prose in the Park - Young at Heart Panel, June 4, 2016
May 22, 2016
Join panelists Caroline Pignat, Charles de Lint, Monique Polak and Ursula Pflug and moderator Angela Misri for the Young at Heart YA Fiction Panel at Prose in the Park on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 4 pm to 5 pm in the Parkdale Park, Ottawa. This is definitely the best YA Fiction panel in Canada in 2016. This is an absolutely free event, but do visit our website for details at www.proseinthepark.com . Here is a little about the participants in this fantastic line-up.
CAROLINE PIGNAT is the two-time Governor Generalʼs Award winning author of highly acclaimed young adult novels. Her historical fiction, contemporary, and free verse novels use multiple points of view and varied forms to engage readers of all ages. As a Writer's Craft student, Caroline wrote a short story that years later became Greener Grass, the first of a critically acclaimed series, and went on to win her first Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature in 2009. Recipient of two Red Maple Honour Book Awards and the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year Honour Book, Caroline has been shortlisted for many others including: the CLA Book of the Year, three Geoffrey Bilson Awards for Historical Fiction, and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award.
CHARLES DE LINT is the author of more than seventy adult, young adult, and children's books. Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, and White Pine awards, among others. Modern Library's Top 100 Books of the 20th Century poll, conducted by Random House and voted on by readers, put eight of de Lint's books among the top 100. His young adult Wildlings trilogy—Under My Skin, Over My Head, and Out of This World—came out from Penguin Canada and Triskell Press in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Under My Skin won 2013 Aurora Award. A novel for middle-grade readers, The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, published by Little Brown in 2013, won the Sunburst Award, earned starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Quill & Quire, and was chosen by the New York Times Editors as one of the top six children's books for 2013.
MONIQUE POLAK is the author of 19 novels: Flip Turn (James Lorimer, 2004), No More Pranks (Orca, 2004); On the Game (James Lorimer, 2005); Home Invasion (Orca, 2005); All In (James Lorimer, 2006); Finding Elmo (Orca, 2007); Scarred (James Lorimer, 2007); 121 Express (Orca, 2008); What World Is Left (Orca, 2008); The Middle of Everywhere (Orca, 2009); Junkyard Dog (Orca, 2009);Miracleville (Orca, 2011); Pyro (Orca, 2012); So Much It Hurts (Orca, 2013); Straight Punch (Orca, 2014); Hate Mail (Orca, 2014); Learning the Ropes (Orca, 2015); Forensics Squad Unleashed (Orca, 2016) and Leggings Revolt (Orca 2016). Monique has also recently published her first non-fiction book for young readers: Passover: Festival of Freedom (Orca, 2016). Monique is a two-time winner of the Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and YA Literature. She won the prize in 2014 for Hate Mail, the story of a boy reluctant to admit the new boy at his school -- a child with autism -- is his cousin. Monique also won the prize in 2009 for her historical novel What World Is Left, inspired by her mother's experience in a Nazi concentration camp. The American Library Association's publication, Booklist, gave What World Is Left a starred review, describing it as "heartbreaking" and "an important addition to the Holocaust curriculum.
URSULA PFLUG is the award winning author of the novels Green Music, The Alphabet Stones, and Motion Sickness, as well as the story collections After the Fires and Harvesting the Moon. Her short stories and reviews, mainly about books and art, appear regularly in Canada, the US and the UK. Her short fiction has been taught at universities in Canada and India. Pflug has also written for film and theatre, and has received numerous Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Laidlaw Foundation grants in support of her novels, short fiction and plays. She has taught writing at Loyalist College, the Campbellford Resource Centre, The Word is Wild Literary Festival, Trinity Square Video, The San Miguel Writers’ Festival and elsewhere.
ANGELA MISRI (moderator) is a Toronto author who writes detective fiction inspired by her birth country, Great Britain. The first book in her YA detective series is called Jewel of the Thames and follows her detective Portia Adams through her first three cases as she immigrates from 1930s Toronto to the bustling streets of London. The next two books in the series are called Thrice Burned and No Matter How Improbable. Misri has a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and has spent most of her career at the CBC in Toronto making CBC Radio extraterrestrial through podcasts, live streams and websites.
After considerable reflection, the core organizers of Ottawa's favourite outdoor literary festival, Prose in the Park, have decided not to organize the festival in 2018. Instead, efforts will be undertaken to organize a new organizing committee to put on the festival in 2019 and future years. A grassroots festival of the scale of Prose in the Parc takes hundreds of volunteer hours to organize. The volunteers of the organizing committee for the first three years of the festival certainly deserve a well-deserved break. We invite anyone who is interested in participating in the new Prose in the Park organizing committee to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Après mûre réflexion, les principaux organisateurs du festival littéraire à ciel ouvert préféré d'Ottawa, Prose des vents, ont décidé de ne pas organiser le festival en 2018. On s'efforcera plutôt d'organiser un nouveau comité organisateur pour le festival en 2019 et dans les années à venir. Un festival populaire à l'échelle de Prose des vents prend des centaines d'heures de bénévolat à organiser. Les bénévoles du comité organisateur des trois premières années du festival ont droit à une pause bien méritée. Nous invitons toute personne intéressée à participer au nouveau comité organisateur de Prose in the Park à envoyer un courriel à email@example.com.
Después de una reflexión considerable, los principales organizadores del festival literario al aire libre favorito de Ottawa, Prosa en el Parque, han decidido no organizarlo en 2018. En su lugar, se realizarán esfuerzos para organizar un nuevo comité organizador que se encargará de organizar el festival en 2019 y años futuros. Un festival de base de la escala de Prosa en el Parque toma cientos de horas de trabajo voluntario para la organización de él. Los voluntarios del comité organizador durante los primeros tres años del festival ciertamente ameritan un merecido descanso. Invitamos a todos los interesados en participar en el nuevo comité organizador de Prosa en el Parque a enviar un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.