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Erin Alladin

Erin Alladin

Erin Alladin is an editor, a writer, and an ecology enthusiast who is always looking for ways to combine her passions. Born in Northern Ontario to a gardener and a forester, she spent most of her early life looking at and thinking about the natural world. As a young adult she spent nearly a decade immersed in Toronto’s children’s literature scene before retreating back up north, where she continues to edit for Pajama Press while growing vegetables and writing about regenerative agriculture. Erin lives near Parry Sound with her partner, her garden, and not quite enough bookshelves.

Email:
erinalladin@gmail.com
City:
Parry Sound region
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Children's Nonfiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Outside, You Notice. 2021, Pajama Press
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

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

Born Naturalists

In a presentation full of movement, songs, and activities, Erin celebrates kids’ ability to learn about nature simply by paying attention with their own senses. Throughout the presentation, Erin invites students to share their own experiences of spending time outside and noticing interesting things. During an interactive reading of Outside, You Notice, Erin uses props to illustrate a number of the nature facts the book contains.

Presentation Length:
45-60 minutes
Genre:
Picture Book
Grades:
PreK to Grade 1, Grade 1 to Grade 3
Audience Size:
Up to 35
Presenation:
Virtual: $150+HST (virtual) | In person: $250+HST, + $0.61/km of round trip travel after 50 km.
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

Born Naturalists: In a presentation full of movement, songs, and activities, Erin celebrates kids’ ability to learn about nature simply by paying attention with their own senses. Throughout the presentation, Erin invites students to share their own experiences of spending time outside and noticing interesting things. During an interactive reading of Outside, You Notice, Erin uses props to illustrate a number of the nature facts the book contains.

Curriculum connections: the five senses; pollinators; the needs of living things; plant life cycles; mindfulness; healthy, active movement

Notice, Wonder, Write: Ideal for grades 2 and up. In this workshop, Erin takes the audience through the process of transforming Outside, You Notice from idea to book. An interactive book reading is included, if desired. Erin then models the writing of a nonfiction paragraph using her own sensory observations paired with research. A shared writing activity follows, and worksheets are available for optional independent writing later.

With communication beforehand, this presentation can tie in to a curriculum topic your class is currently studying.

School Presentation Length:
45-60 minutes
School Intended Audience:
Grades K-3 (can be adapted for older grades)
School Audience Size:
Up to 35
School Presentation Fee:
Virtual: $150+HST (virtual) | In person: $250+HST, + $0.61/km of round trip travel after 50 km.
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes

Equity Initiative

As part of the Union’s Equity Implementation Plan, we are committed to increasing awareness of authors who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQI2S, or living with a disability. This author identifies as:

  • LGBTQI2S
  • Living with a disability