Miriam Körner’s writing is inspired by the land and people of Canada’s North. Her debut novel Yellow Dog was nominated for five young readers’ choice awards from B.C. to Ontario and her picture book collaboration with Bernice Johnson-Laxdal When the Trees Crackle with Cold: pīsimwasinahikan won a Moonbeam and Saskatchewan Book Award. Her latest novel Qaqavii is just about to be released. She lives with her 14 sled dogs in Northern Saskatchewan.
Friday, 7:00 pm – Vision and Voice Panel (with 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.
Saturday, 1:00 pm – Illustrator Panel (with Judy Swallow and Rolli, 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.)