Fairies, Unicorns & Woodland Creatures

Event Number: 17
Tickets: $20.00

Youth under 30: $15.00
Student Groups: $9.50

Fairies, Unicorns & Woodland Creatures

Wednesday, Oct 23
10:15am - 11:30am
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright Street

What do fairies know about science? What do scientists know about unicorns? What do woodland creatures know about baking? Knowledge comes from the most unexpected places in this heartwarming and imaginative session of play with beloved picture book authors Cale Atkinson (Unicorns 101), Dallas Hunt (Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock) and Ashley Spires (Fairy Science). Kids will learn how to maintain a unicorn’s special sparkle, cook world famous bannock and conduct scientific experiments—all the while being reminded of the importance of dreaming big and thinking outside the box.

Event Participants:

Cale Atkinson

British Columbia

Cale Atkinson is an illustrator and animator living lakeside with his family in Kelowna, BC. Believing in tea more than sleep, Atkinson is constantly working on numerous projects. He is the illustrator of many children’s books, including If I Had a Gryphon, and he wrote and illustrated Where Oliver Fits and Sir Simon: Super Scarer and many more. His work can also be found in animated shorts, television and games.


Dallas Hunt

British Columbia

Dallas Hunt is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. He has had work published in the Malahat Review, Settler Colonial Studies, and American Indian Culture and Research. He is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Literature at UBC. His first children’s book, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, was published through Highwater Press in 2018, and was nominated for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award.

Ashley Spires

British Columbia

Ashley Spires grew up in Tsawwassen, BC and now lives in Ladner, having made an educated decision to never move from B.C. again. She is the creator of the Binky The Space Cat series of junior graphic novels and the bestselling The Most Magnificent Thing, soon to be an animated short film. When not drawing, she is often jogging with her dog Gordon or cuddling her growing brood of cats.