School Events

Under normal circumstances, our school events would only be open to West Vancouver Schools students in certain grades due to theatre capacity at the Kay Meek Centre.

This year, everyone can watch pre-recorded presentations by our speakers on the WVML Youtube Channel starting May 5. Grade recommendations for presentations are just suggestions based on the content of our presenters' books. Anyone is welcome to tune in! 

Recordings of all presentations will stay up through the end of the school year.

We have digital copies of many of our presenters’ books! Log into Libby to see the complete list of what we have (Libby is more up to date than the library catalogue). 

We monitor holds lists, so don’t hesitate to place a hold if something you want is checked out!

About our Presenters

We had some stellar (virtual) presentations from our 2020 authors! Watch them on the WVML Youtube Channel.

New York Times–bestselling author Jennifer Nielsen was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives today with her family, a dog that won’t play fetch and a cat that hallucinates. She is the author of The Ascendance series, the Traitor's Game series, the historical novels ResistanceA Night Divided and Words on Fire and several other titles. She loves chocolate, old books and lazy days in the mountains. For as far back as Jennifer can remember, she has shared her brain with imaginary characters. She figures it’s okay if she talks to them as she’s working on her stories, as long as they don’t start talking back. 

Ashley Spires is the author and illustrator of many beloved, best-selling books for children, including The Most Magnificent Thing (now an animated short featuring the voice of Whoopi Goldberg), the Binky the Space Cat series (now an animated television series) and many more. Her latest book, Fairy Science, is about the power of the scientific method. Ashley lives just outside of Vancouver, BC, with her husband, dog and far too many felines.


Sabina Khan’s debut novel, The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali, is a contemporary love story about seemingly insurmountable barriers. Kirkus Reviews said it is a “story told tenderly and unflinchingly, balancing the horrors of homophobia against the South Asian men and women who risk their lives to fight it each and every day” and Publisher’s Weekly said that “Rukhsana’s voice offers a steady blend of compassion and humor as she schemes—with several likable allies—to follow her dreams.” Sabina lives in BC with her husband and three daughters, one of whom is a fur baby.


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