Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Canada Book Week - Nova Scotia

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I recently spent a week in Nova Scotia as part of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week (www.bookweek.ca). Every November, close to 35,000 children, teens and adults participate in activities held in every province and territory across the country. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival. This program sends approximately 25 children’s writers and story tellers across the country, speaking in schools and libraries where students might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet authors.

I did fourteen readings in six days! Exhausting? You bet it was. And there was a lot of drama involved in flying in and out of Halifax. Remind me not to visit Nova Scotia again in November! The good news is that this trip was pretty exhilarating as well. While many of the children I met had read some of my books, many had not heard of me before. What an incredible opportunity to bring my writing to a brand new audience. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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Kathy Kacer

Kathy Kacer is an award-winning children's author whose focus is historical fiction and true stories about the Holocaust. Her many books include The Secret of Gabi's Dresser, Clara's War, The Underground Reporters, Hiding Edith and The Diary of Laura's Twin.

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