CANSCAIP Prairie Horizons Conference 2019: Vision and Voice

WHEN: Fri. May 24th – Sun. May 26th

WHERE: Queen’s House (601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon)

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PAGE

NOTE: Although the conference will be held at Queen’s House, all available rooms at Queen’s House have been booked. If you will need a place to stay in Saskatoon, here are some places you can try:

If you are staying somewhere other than Queen’s House, you can still eat your meals with the other conference attendees at Queen’s House. Register for the Conference + Meals on the registration site.

Conference Prices:

Three Day Pass: Conference + Meals (Fri. supper – Sat. breakfast, lunch supper – Sun. breakfast)
By March 30th
$120 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$150 non-members
After March 30th
$145 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$175 non-members

Three Day Pass: Conference only
By March 30th
$60 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$80 non-members
After March 30th
$80 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$100 non-members

Friday only: Supper and Conference
By March 30th $25 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$30 non-members
After March 30th
$30 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$40 non-members

Saturday only: Conference and Meals (breakfast, lunch and supper)
By March 30th $75 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$90 non-members
After March 30th
$85 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$100 non-members

Saturday only: Conference only
By March 30th $40 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$55 non-members
After March 30th
$50 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$70 non-members

Sunday only: Conference only
By March 30th $15 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$20 non-members
After March 30th
$20 CANSCAIP Members or Friends /$25 non-members

First Thousand Words Editorial Event: Saturday 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Only 14 slots available
$75 CANSCAIP Members or Friends/$85 non-members
Manuscripts to be submitted by May 10th. (Submissions details provided upon registration.)
EDITORIAL EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE

Post-Conference Videos only
$40 CANSCAIP Members or Friends/$60 non-members
VIDEO REGISTRATION PAGE

Interested in becoming a CANSCAIP Member ($85) or Friend ($45)? Details and applications can be found here.

Book Table: Attendees are invited to bring their books to sell at the book table. Please list titles and prices on an envelope, and sign up for a supervision shift at registration.

SPEAKERS:
Brenda Baker (author and performer)
Miriam Körner (author and illustrator)
David A. Robertson (author)
Rolli (author and illustrator)
Kristine Scarrow (author)
Arthur Slade (author)
Judy Swallow (illustrator)
Shelley Tanaka (author and Groundwood Press editor)
Tanya Trafford (Orca Book Publishers editor).

SCHEDULE:
Friday
4:00 pm – 
Arrival and settling in to Queen’s House
4:30 pm – Registration in conference room
5:30 pm – Supper
6:45 pm –
Greeting and Opening Remarks
7:00 pm –
Vision and Voice Panel (with Miriam Körner, David A. Robertson and Art Slade, moderated by Alice Kuipers): Each of these distinguished guests will share what vision and voice means to them in the changing landscape of creating books for children and young adults.
9:00 pm –
Socializing

QUESTION BOX OPEN: At the back of the room, a box will be wating for you to pop your questions for David Robertson and for Shelley Tanaka. These questions will be considered and may be used in the interviews.

Saturday
8:00 am – 
Breakfast
8:45 am –
Journaling with Kristine Scarrow: This is an opportunity for a workshop with talented, award-winning local author Krisine Scarrow. Participants will be invited to dig deeply and expand their practice with a guided writing experience and discussion.
9:45 am – Break
10:00 am –
David A. Robertson Interview: David will talk about two of his books: Monsters and When We Were Alone. He’ll share how these books began as ideas, the themes and topics he explores in them (anxiety, the legacy of colonization, the history of residential schools) and how to connect these huge ideas with young readers. From this, attendees will be invited to deepen their ambition when it comes to their own creative practice–taking on bigger issues and learning how to share these ideas with children and young adults.
11:00 am –
I Wrote a Children’s Book. Now What? Tanya Trafford will offer an insider’s view of the journey of a manuscript, from acquisition through to publication.
12:00 pm –
Lunch
1:00 pm –
First Thousand Words Editorial Event (with Shelley Tanaka and Tanya Trafford): For an additional fee, submit the first thousand words of your manuscript and up to two questions and you will get to meet with one of these editors for fifteen minutes and they will give you feedback so you can polish those pages and find out if you’re headed in the right direction.
(You will not be getting written feedback.) Manuscripts to be submitted by May 10. (Only 14 slots available)
1:00 pm – Illustrator Panel (with Miriam Körner, Rolli, and Judy Swallow) moderated by Sharon Plumb Hamilton): Come and discover the process of illustration and how each of us can think about stories with visual language. Illustrators will also share how illustrations interact with text. (Throughout the weekend, the work of these illustrators will be showcased on the walls of the conference room to inspire and invite conversation and ideas.)
2:30 pm –
Break
2:45 pm –
Rolli – author of the acclaimed middle grade novel Kabungo (Groundwood Books) and frequent contributor to Highlights, Ladybug and Spider – will take you on a whirlwind tour of the world of children’s literary magazines. In addition to surveying the top markets in Canada, the US and Europe, Rolli will provide a variety of tips, tricks, and insights to help put you on the path to magazine success. Three random attendees will receive beautiful mystery gifts!
3:45 pm – Authentic, Spontaneous Performances: How to Fake It Till You Make It with award-winning writer, performer and performance coach, Brenda Baker. Learn the art of sharing your vision and voice with an audience in this incredible opportunity to hear from one of the best!
5:30 pm –
Supper
6:30 pm – Shelley Tanaka Interview: Shelley will talk about how to figure out what to do with an idea in a changing market. She will answer questions and go in-depth sharing her unique perspective.
8:00 pm –
Keynote address: Author talk with YA, picture book and middle grade Governor General’s award-winning author David A. Robertson to explore his writing practice, working with an illustrator and the way the publishing industry works. He will explore especially the need for vision and voice in a writing practice.
9:30 pm –
Socializing

Sunday 
7:00 am – Writing Practice: 
A time for quiet writing together in the conference room with prompts collected during the conference. This is self-directed.
8:00 am –
Breakfast
9:30 am –
Coffee and Discovery Panel (with Rolli, Judy Swallow, Shelley Tanaka, and Tanya Trafford, moderated by Kristine Scarrow): A chat about books and the working relationships between authors, editors and illustrators. Come with questions!
10:45 am –
Conference wrap-up and new conference committee for Prairie Horizons 2021.
11:00 am –
Biennial General Meeting for CANSCAIP Sask Horizons, including election of officers.

Thank you to the following organizations who helped fund this conference:

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