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Lindsay Hahn

Dee Hahn

Dee Hahn began writing when her children begged for bedtime stories, and she never stopped! Dee is a lover of chickens, lemon pie, kayaking- and books, of course! When she isn't writing, you can find Dee building treeforts and adventuring with her family. 

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
Calgary
Province:
Alberta
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

The Grave Thief. 2022, Tundra Books, Penguin Random House
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

Presentations begin with a brief bio as well as an icebreaker/reading. This is followed by a discussion of my own writing process and suggestions on  how to set the stage for creativity. A live action 'locked box' trivia game concludes the session, as well as a Q & A period.

Most presentations are around 45 to 50 minutes in length, with a few minutes afterwards for questions. Time length can be adapted to the specific needs of the audience. 

 I love to create an engaging and dynamic atmosphere throughout the presentation, and I strive to make sure there is time for students to offer their ideas and thoughts. The game portion allows students to draw on some of the curriculum content they've learned in grades 4 to 6, as well as work together to reach a prize. 

Presentation Length:
45 min
Genre:
Fantasy fiction, middle grade
Grades:
Middle grade (grades 3 to 7)
Audience Size:
15 to 500
Presenation:
175 for 1 session, 275 for 2, 375 for 3 sessions, and 475 for 4.
Workshop Description:

My creative writing workshops include a brief bio, an overview of the suspense/spooky style of writing, and a brief activity which allows students to exercise what they've learned.

During the workshop, students will engage in a group exercise where they'll learn how to develop a strong writing voice. There will be time for students to express their thoughts as well as practice making a piece more suspenseful. 

Workshop Length:
1 hour
Workshop Intended Audience:
Middle grade (grades 3 to 7)
Workshop Audience Size:
5 to 40
Workshop Fee:
200 for 1 workshop, 350 for 2
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

Presentations begin with a brief bio as well as an icebreaker/reading. This is followed by a discussion of my own writing process, and suggestions on how to set the stage for creativity. A live action 'locked box' trivia game concludes the session, as well as a Q & A period.

Most presentations are 45 minutes in length, with a few minutes afterwards for questions. Time length can be adapted to the specific needs of the audience. 

 I love to create an engaging and dynamic atmosphere throughout the presentation, and I try to make sure there is time for students to offer their ideas and thoughts. The game portion allows students to draw on some of the curriculum content they've learned in grades 4 to 6, as well as work together to reach a prize. 

School Presentation Length:
40 to 50 min
School Intended Audience:
Middle grade (grades 4 to 6)
School Audience Size:
20 to 500
School Presentation Fee:
175 for 1 session, 275 for 2, 375 for 3, and 475 for 4.
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes