Primary Elementary Teachers Association

Inspiring Young Writers with Barbara Reid and Marie-Louise Gay



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Scotiabank Theatre Halifax
October 25, 2019


Scotiabank Theatre Halifax - Bayers Lake
190 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3S 1C5

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Conference Schedule

Friday, October 25, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Registration
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Session 1
10:00 a.m.  - 10:40 a.m. Morning Break
Refreshments will be provided - opportunity for vendor browsing
10:40 a.m.  - 11:40 a.m. Session 1 - continued
11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (attendees are on their own)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session 2
3:00 p.m.  Closing remarks followed by receipts given out
3:30 p.m. PETA Annual General meeting - all conference attendees welcome

Important Reminders:

  • No onsite registration
  • Online registrations must include online payment
  • All receipts and name tags will be picked up at the conference; nothing will be mailed to participants.


Conference fee 
Substitutes, Retired and Student Teachers

Participants are responsible for their own lunch and accommodations (if required).  Break items will be provided.

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 13 E. III.: receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

Registration Deadlines:

Online: October 11, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Event capacity is limited to 580

For further information:

Ashley Chapman


The Primary Elementary Teacher’s Association is pleased to welcome two award winning Canadian children’s book authors and illustrators, Barbara Reid and Marie-Louise Gay. Attendees to PETA this year will get to hear both authors speak about inspiring young writers in your classroom. They will speak on their unique process as artists to create illustrations and craft stories. They will share how to use these skills to inspire and enhance the writing of young students in Nova Scotia. They will also speak on using their books as read alouds to spark the imaginations of our students and help them bridge connections between reading and writing, author and audience. They will also take questions from teachers. We are so excited to offer this unique opportunity to the elementary teachers of Nova Scotia and hope it will be a revitalizing and motivating day to improve your professional practice and benefit our students.

Participants will attend two workshops. Each session has the capacity for 290 people. Teachers will attend their first session in the morning then swap places for their second session in the afternoon. So capacity for our conference is 580 people.

Barbara Reid

Marie-Louise Gay

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