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The Oy Vey Comedy Night!

To announce the winner of the first Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey Award for the Funniest Canadian Children’s book!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 7-9pm at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver.

The evening is FREE!

Wine, beer and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to cindyheinrichs@yahoo.com to help us plan the refreshments.

There will be readings and performances by local authors and illustrators, the announcement of the winner and a fabulous draw for a HUGE collection of FUNNY books for any Teacher/Librarian present who has a school library.

 

Oy Vey! We Have a Shortlist!

– Press Release –

1 April, 2017. (No, it’s not a joke. Really!)

Announcing the shortlist for the inaugural Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award!

Oy Vey! The Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award committee has finally stopped laughing long enough to release this hilarious news. We have a shortlist! We received fifty very funny books, but these five kept our jury the most “buckled over with guffaws, incapacitated with giggles, and/or rib-ticklingly, side-splittingly, thigh-slappingly entertained.”

They are:

The Princess and the Pony, written and illustrated by Kate Beaton, Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2015

The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold, written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Cale Atkinson, Tundra Books, 2016

Move It, Miss Mackintosh!, written by Peggy Robbins Janousky and illustrated by Meghan Lands, Annick Press 2016

The Liszts, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Júlia Sardà, Tundra Books 2016

Kabungo, written by Rolli and illustrated by Milan Pavlovic, Groundwood Books 2016

Congratulations!  The $1000 prize winner will be announced 20 June, 2017 at a special, giggle-filled celebration at the Cottage Bistro in Vancouver, 7-9 pm, 4470 Main Street.

For tickets to this FREE event, please write: cindyheinrichs@yahoo.com or visit the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey Funniest Children’s Book Award Facebook page and include yourself via the event invitation posted there.

About Joan Betty Stuchner:

Joan Betty Stuchner, beloved children’s author and teacher, passed away unexpectedly in 2014.  Joan was many things — brave, gracious, warm, generous, kind and absolutely hilarious to boot.  (“Oy vey!” she’s probably saying now…) With this award we honour Joan’s life-affirming humour and encourage other children’s writers to laugh it up on the page the way she did.

Press Release

Announcing the Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award!

 Joan Betty Stuchner, beloved children’s author and teacher, passed away unexpectedly in 2014.  Joan was many things — brave, gracious, warm, generous, kind and absolutely hilarious to boot.  (“Oy vey!” she’s probably saying now…) With this award we honour Joan’s life-affirming humour and encourage other children’s writers to laugh it up on the page the way she did.

The $1000 Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award will be presented biannually to a Canadian author or illustrator of the work of juvenile fiction that had the jury most: buckled over with guffaws, incapacitated with giggles, and/or rib-ticklingly, side-splittingly, thigh-slappingly entertained.

Eligible works:

  • board books
  • picture books
  • chapter books
  • graphic novels
  • juvenile fiction (suitable for readers up to grade 7)
  • created by Canadian authors and/or illustrators permanently residing in Canada
  • published between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016
  • written in English

Ineligible works:

  • non-fiction
  • young adult fiction
  • self-published titles

Submission requirements:

Please send 3 copies of the work along with the attached application form to:

The Joan Betty Stuchner OyVey Funniest Children’s Book Award

11731 Fourth Avenue, Richmond, BC V7E 3H5

Please include a $25 submission fee per title by PayPal or a cheque payable to [coming]

Submission deadline:

1 January 2017

The first Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey Funniest Children’s Book Award will be presented at a special ceremony in Spring 2017.

Sincerely,

The Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award Committee
Caroline Adderson, Silvana Goldemberg, Cindy Heinrichs, Kathryn Shoemaker

 

 

For more information please visit the website: www.joanbettystuchneraward.org

Announcing the Joan Betty Stuchner—Oy Vey!—Funniest Children’s Book Award!

Joan Betty Stuchner, beloved children’s author and teacher, passed away unexpectedly in 2014. Joan was many things—brave, gracious, warm, generous, kind and absolutely hilarious to boot. (“Oy vey!” she’s probably saying now…) With this award we honour Joan’s life-affirming humour and encourage other children’s writers to laugh it up on the page the way she did.

The $1000 Joan Betty Stuchner—Oy Vey!—Funniest Children’s Book Award will be presented biannually to a Canadian author or illustrator of the work of juvenile fiction that had the jury most: buckled over with guffaws, incapacitated with giggles, and/or rib-ticklingly, side-splittingly, thigh-slappingly entertained.

For eligibility requirements, click here.

To submit a book, click here.

To donate to the award, click here.

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