|Joie De Lire 2012|
La Joie de Lire (the joy of reading) is both the title and the purpose of the French programs in
Mélanie Watt will present her books, and her illustrations, about Scaredy Squirrel, Leon the Chameleon, and Chester, the megalomaniac cat, to students in Kindergarten to grade 3 in two events:
Angèle Delaunois and Martine Noël-Maw will jointly present a variety of books in three events
In two other events—
All events will take place entirely in French. The format of the events, with the assistance of a moderator, encourages interaction between students and authors. Study guides will be posted on the Festival website in August, to assist teachers’ preparation of their students for Festival events.
Tickets will go on sale beginning at 8 AM, September 12. School group tickets cost $8.50 per ticket for each Festival school event (priceincludes HST) To order, go online at www.writersfest.bc.ca, call (604.681.6330 ext. 107) or fax 604.681.8400 (call ahead for order form).
Finally, please note that The Vancouver International Writers Festival has established a new pilot program, the Bus Subsidy Fund. The Fund is intended to provide local travel assistance to groups of students attending the Festival’s Spreading the Word and La Joie de Lire events, based on financial need. School groups attending the Festival can apply for a subsidy per student equivalent to single-direction transit fares required to travel to the Festival. This fund is being introduced as a pilot program and will be assessed following the Festival. More information will be available on the Festival’s website in August. Go to: www.writersfest.bc.ca