Kelowna Teacher-librarians host author week

This year COTLA is hosting a week-long visit (March 5-9, 2012) from the award winning and Canadian author Eric Walters. He will read and present to our grade 5 & 7 students at the Kelowna Community Theatre, and on site at some of our high schools. He will also present a free evening session for all ages at the Kelowna Community Theatre on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Walters started his writing career while teaching grade 5. It was his way of  encouraging his reluctant readers and writers to become more involved in literature. Since 1993 he has written more than 70 novels for young adults. Some deal with contemporary  historical fiction—Run (Terry Fox),  Safe as Houses (Hurricane Hazel); while others deal with topics related to social activism—Shattered (soup kitchens and war), Rebound (being wheelchair bound).   His presentations are a blend of drama, storytelling, audience participation and interaction.  For more information on the author, his books and book trailers, visit:
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You are invited…teacher-librarians welcome author Deborah Ellis



The Central Okanagan Teacher Librarians’ Association
invites you to enjoy an evening with
Governor General’s Award winning author

Kelowna Community Theatre
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011. 7:00-8:30 pm
Admission by donation
– all proceeds going to support ‘Little Women for Little Women’

Deborah Ellis is an engaging
speaker with a passion for
reading. As a writer, educator
and presenter, this long-time
activist has
acclaim with
her dramatic
books that
give Western
readers a
glimpse into
the plight
of children
in developing countries. This
evening event is one of
COTLA’s ways of highlighting
the importance of school
libraries, teacher-librarians
and reading-the
interconnected literacy
building blocks.
Come celebrate SD23
Education Week with
local teacher-librarians
and author
Deborah Ellis.

Al Smith- Teacher-Librarian
Kelowna Secondary School
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