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Storied presents So You Want to Publish a Children’s Book

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Join the BC and Yukon Book Prizes for Storied: Discussions on Books, Publishing, and the Creative Process.

On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, publishing and marketing experts talk about publishing children’s books in today’s market, and will take your questions. Ariel Hudnall, marketing specialist at ZG Stories, Karen Olson, editor at Theytus Books, and Rachel Page, designer at Orca Books, will discuss editing, designing and publishing books for young readers with author, activist and educator Tash McAdam.

The event begins at 7 pm (PST).
This is a free event, but registration is required.

Funding for the Storied Series is thanks to Heritage Canada, Creative BC, the Government of BC and the Canada Council for the Arts.

About the panelists and moderator:

Ariel Hudnall (Marketing & Publicity Director, ZG Stories) is an experienced marketing specialist with an extensive background in publicity and platform management for small presses and self-published authors. She holds a Masters of Publishing from Simon Fraser University and a BA in Japanese Language and Culture from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining ZG Stories, Ariel worked with award-winning culture magazine Kyoto Journal as a consultant and designer, and as the Head Teacher of an English language school in Kyoto for five years, teaching Pre-K and kindergarten students. An avid traveler, she has lived in Louisiana, California, Japan and across BC.

Karen Olson is ininimowin (Muscaigo Cree) and anishnaabe (Ojibway) born and raised on the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Starting a community newsletter in 1980 began a lifelong love of storytelling and preparing written content for a reading public. Karen attended the University of Victoria and graduated in 2002 with Bachelor of Fine Arts. Presently, a historical fiction story she is writing as a thesis in a Master’s program at UBCO is near completion. She is the Head of the Creative Writing program at the En’owkin Centre and began working with Theytus Books as an editor in the 2003. Her most recent editorial work was in 2020 with Follow the Water: a series of four children’s books by Sylix author Harron Hall.

Rachel Page is a designer at Orca Book Publishers where she participates in the publishing process on a wide variety of books. She art directs many of their board books and picture books, hiring illustrators and developing the visual side of a book. She also works on the design and layout for many of Orca’s nonfiction books. She has worked in publishing for the last 15 years, first at Harbour Publishing, in their Marketing and Publicity departments, and then transitioning to Production and Design at Orca in 2011. She attended Simon Fraser University’s Master of Publishing program, and holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Victoria. Her interests outside of work include dance, yoga and (of course) reading (especially to her four little nieces). Rachel lives in Victoria, BC.

Tash is a Welsh-Canadian author, activist and high school educator. Their publications include THE PSIONICS (Nine Star Press), and the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections BLOOD SPORT and SINK OR SWI (Orca Books). They are also featured in multiple anthologies. Tash is a recipient of the Shoot for the Moon fund for trans writers, and a founding mentor with the Gender Generations Project.
When they’re not writing or reading you can probably find Tash in a lake, lying on the carpet thinking about monsters, or getting a new tattoo. They enjoy regular cups of tea, existential philosophy, and sharp objects.

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2022-03-30 @ 07:00 PM to
2022-03-30 @ 08:00 PM

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