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Jeremy Dunton

Jeremy John

JEREMY JOHN is currently ranked as the sixty-second most famous person from Brantford, Ontario. (Look it up. There are a lot.) His career in broadcasting has included co-hosting shows on 680 NEWS, KiSS FM, and Breakfast Television. He is the author of two collections of short stories, “Robert’s Hill (or the time I pooped my snowsuit) and other Christmas stories", as well as "The Strange Grave of Mikey Dunbar, and other stories to make you poop your pants" both published by Dundurn Press. Jeremy now lives with his wife and kids, plus a dog he pretends not to like, in Sudbury, Ontario.

Email:
jeremy.dunton@gmail.com
City:
Sudbury
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
short stories / middle grade / young adult
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Robert’s Hill (or the time I pooped my snowsuit) and other Christmas stories. 2021, Dundurn Press
The Strange Grave of Mikey Dunbar, and other stories to make you poop your pants. 2022, Dundurn Press
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

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

Using the title of "where do writers get their ideas?" Jeremy John guides students through interactive games and activities to get them started on their next creative writing project.  He then uses stories from his own published works that were created using the same techniques.  

Teachers are left with grade appropriate resources 

Curriculum guided opportunities

- Literacy development

- Listening to understand

- Speaking to communicate

 

Boys literacy, The author (He/Him/His) will 

- showcase reasons to read

- highlight different reading choices

- offer options for follow up reading

 

reviews....

- "My favorite story was the Hobbit based story. I liked it because it was a story I could kinda relate to, and I like relating to stories." (Nina M)

- "I liked the "I pooped in the snowsuit" story. My favorite part was when he pooed his pants!" (Gabby S)

- "I really loved the last story you read to us (Roberts Hill or the time I pooed my snowsuit) because I think there was a lot of detail and it was quite funny Keep writing, your books are very good and enjoyable!" (Georgia C)

- "I love how you take the time to read to us. My favourite story was the scary story. I like this one the best because it really brings out the scare. Because right now is a scary time, the story makes me feel like it's halloween again. I hope you keep up the good work!" (Anonymous Grade 4 student)

- "I LOVED the stories that Jeremy read us. They have great humour and ma]ke me want to read more. Jeremy made my week. All of them were super interesting and I wish Jeremy could come to our classroom more. I really likes the Christmas stories, just Christmas is amazing. With the Candy Cane one, it really changed my perspective on how Candy Canes were made. 10000/10" (Maddie M)

- "Like a modern day Robert Munch!  Great story telling" (Ms. O'Neil-Saygan)

 

 

 

Presentation Length:
40 minutes
Genre:
generating ideas for writing
Grades:
grades 4-8
Audience Size:
10-100
Presenation:
$200
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

Using the title of "where do writers get their ideas?" Jeremy John guides students through interactive games and activities to get them started on their next creative writing project.  He then uses stories from his own published works that were created using the same techniques.  

Teachers are left with grade appropriate resources 

Curriculum guided opportunities

- Literacy development

- Listening to understand

- Speaking to communicate

 

Boys literacy, The author (He/Him/His) will 

- showcase reasons to read

- highlight different reading choices

- offer options for follow up reading

 

reviews....

- "My favorite story was the Hobbit based story. I liked it because it was a story I could kinda relate to, and I like relating to stories." (Nina M)

- "I liked the "I pooped in the snowsuit" story. My favorite part was when he pooed his pants!" (Gabby S)

- "I really loved the last story you read to us (Roberts Hill or the time I pooed my snowsuit) because I think there was a lot of detail and it was quite funny Keep writing, your books are very good and enjoyable!" (Georgia C)

- "I love how you take the time to read to us. My favourite story was the scary story. I like this one the best because it really brings out the scare. Because right now is a scary time, the story makes me feel like it's halloween again. I hope you keep up the good work!" (Anonymous Grade 4 student)

- "I LOVED the stories that Jeremy read us. They have great humour and ma]ke me want to read more. Jeremy made my week. All of them were super interesting and I wish Jeremy could come to our classroom more. I really likes the Christmas stories, just Christmas is amazing. With the Candy Cane one, it really changed my perspective on how Candy Canes were made. 10000/10" (Maddie M)

- "Like a modern day Robert Munch!  Great story telling" (Ms. O'Neil-Saygan)

 

 

School Presentation Length:
40 minutes
School Intended Audience:
grades 4-8
School Audience Size:
10-100
School Presentation Fee:
$200
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes