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Publishing Children’s Books – with Joan Marie Galat and Orca Books

Author Joan Marie Galat and publisher Ruth Linka of Orca Book Publishers 
Fees: $100 (to take this workshop for FREE, select “coupon” in the fee options)
Location: Maskwacis Cultural College
Sunday, September 23, 10 am to noon: Step by step process involved in publishing children’s books, morning only

Joan Marie Galat, author of several books for children, will speak about her publishing experiences. Ruth Linka, a publisher with Orca Book Publishers, will talk about the process of publishing dual language children’s books (Indigenous/English).

A one hour webinar with Ruth Linka, Orca Book Publishers-
Followed by a published author Joan Marie Galat who can speak to their process

Joan’s books for children explore astronomy, ancient myths and legends, light pollution, history, and nature, and include both fiction and non-fiction. A prolific writer for all ages and relentless promoter of reading, Joan loves to use storytelling to connect with audiences. Highlights in her career have involved speaking at a United Nations Environment Programme event in Seoul, South Korea in 2016; presenting Korean translations of her books at an international book fair in Seoul in 2005; and touring at schools and libraries in Canada. Her most recent title is Solve This! Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You with National Geographic Kids. Recent titles include Dark Matters-Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution (Red Deer Press 2017) and Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories of the Aurora (Whitecap Books, 2016).

Orca publishes everything from beautifully illustrated board books and picture books to middle-grade and young-adult fiction. We strive to produce books that illuminate the experiences of people of all ethnicities, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQ. Our goal is to provide reading material that represents the diversity of human experience to readers of all ages. Orca aims to help young readers see themselves reflected in the books they read. We are mindful of this in our selection of books and have a particular interest in publishing books that celebrate the lives of Indigenous people. Providing young people with exposure to diversity through reading creates a more compassionate world.

Here is a link to their Indigenous books:

We appreciated the support provided by Writers Guild of Alberta for this publishing series.


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