School Events

For the last thirteen years, the West Vancouver Memorial Library has partnered with the West Vancouver School District to give up to 2500 students the chance to see an internationally celebrated author or illustrator at the Kay Meek CentreThese events are by class registration only for West Vancouver Schools educators and their Grade 2, Grade 5 and secondary school classes.

Doors open half an hour before each presentation. Presenters will speak for 45 minutes with 15 minutes at the end for questions.

About Our Presenters

Cale Atkinson is an author, illustrator, and animator currently residing in Kelowna, Canada. When he's not drawing up a storm you can usually find him watching cartoons, travelling the world, or taking a nap. His work can be found in animated shorts, television, games and children's books including To the Sea, Explorers of the Wild, and Maxwell the Monkey Barber.




Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her past works include The War at Ellsmere, Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann) and the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres). Her comic The Adventures of Superhero Girl won an Eisner Award in 2014. Her current project is The Nameless City trilogy. The first in the series, The Nameless City, has been nominated for the 2017 Silver Birch Fiction Award.



Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers. His books include Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon; The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights; and Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War. Sheinkin lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children.





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