Sylvia McNicoll

By I Value Canadian Stories

Season One of a new series highlighting the work, the creative habits and unique perspectives of Canadian children and young adult authors. Listen in as 15 unique writers talk about what sparks their imaginations, tips for young authors and their take on the Canadian narrative.

Today on I Value Canadian stories, its award-winning author, Sylvia McNicoll. Not only has Sylvia enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a much-loved writer for children and young adults, but she continues to act as a mentor for aspiring writers and a strong advocate for Canadian books, their creators and publishers.

Also on today’s podcast, Liam Hurley, a budding writer himself, and an admirer of Sylvia’s writing. Liam joins me in the studio today as we welcome Sylvia McNicoll to the podcast.

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