Marthe Jocelyn will read Friday at Courtenay Library

Marthe Jocelyn is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 20 books.

Marthe Jocelyn will read May 10 at the Courtenay Library.

Jocelyn is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 20 books. Her picture book Hannah’s Collections was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration.

Her novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Jocelyn was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work.

During her presentation at the library, Marthe will read from several of her books and then talk about the creation of picture books. Marthe will discuss where she gathers ideas and materials, and how she makes her illustrations.

A new picture book this year, Where Do You Look?, was co-created with her daughter, Nell, using intricate cut-paper collage. The PowerPoint presentation will show how scraps and glue turn into pictures.

Jocelyn was born in Toronto, lived in New York and now lives in Stratford, Ont.Marthe will be a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Book Week author. This is a free Canada Council-sponsored author reading.  All are welcome to attend!

Marthe Jocelyn will read May 10 at 12:30 p.m. at the Courtenay Library at 300 Sixth St. Call the library at 250-334-3369 for more information.

— Courtenay Library

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