Word Vancouver is happening for free online from September 10-26, 2021. You can watch it from anywhere, and they have a great lineup of children’s programming.
Kids programming at Word Vancouver
DIFFERENT PATHS · CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING (AGE 3–7)
Monday, September 20, 2021 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Join Laura Farina (This is the Path the Wolf Took, Kids Can Press), Bonnie Sherr Klein (Beep Beep Bubbie, Tradewind Books) and Jordan Scott (I Talk Like a River, Neal Porter Books/Penguin Random House Canada) as they show us how finding your own way is valuable, rewarding and amazing.
IN COMMUNITY · CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING · ENGLISH/FRENCH
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Join these authors Marla Lesage (À chacun son masque, QuébecAmérique / We Wear Masks, Orca Book Publishers) and Paula Ayers (Book Editor for Nadine Roberts On the Other Side of the Forest, Greystone Books / Au-déla de la forêt, Commes des géants/Seuil Jeunesse) as they examine the meaning of coming together in a community in both English and French.
BEYOND OUR CONTROL · CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING (AGES 8–12)
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Join Gail Anderson-Dargatz (The Ride Home, Orca Book Publishers) and Sharon Jennings (Tornado, Orca Book Publishers) as they share how sometimes it is the unexpected that brings out our inner strength.
STORYTELLING WITH DRAG QUEENS · CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING · FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND BEYOND
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Join us as our favourite Drag Queens return once again to entertain you with some wonderful Canadian stories as only they can do.
STEWARDS OF THE LAND · CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING (NON-FICTION) ·AGES 10+
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Join Aimée Craft and Eldon Yellowhorn two authors as they explore their Indigenous history.
STANDING UP · TEEN/YA, AGES 13–18
Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Join Tanya Boteju (Bruised, Simon and Schuster) and Sabina Khan (Zara Hossain is Here, Scholastic Canada) as they read and speak about their novels.
Just for parents
THE DIGITAL AGE OF PARENTING
Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
How has the digital world changed expectations around parenting? What do parents need to know in order to support their children? How has the pandemic changed parents’ expectations around online learning? How has the pandemic highlighted the great divide of privilege and what can be done to change this? These three experts can fill you in on what you need to know. Featuring Carlie Parkinson (BC Parent), Bud Rideout (editor) and Kristyl Leigh Clark (ValleyMom.ca, blogger)
Find a full listing of Word’s events and sign up for free tickets here: www.wordvancouver.ca/2021-events
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).