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John Corr

John Corr

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John Corr (PhD) writes Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. He is a professor in the Dept. of Communication and Global Studies at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. John has conducted writing workshops in elementary schools, high schools, undergraduate courses, and graduate school programs. He has a 3rd degree black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido and is a licensed Private Investigator.

Email:
EightTimesUp@gmail.com
City:
Hamilton
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Middle Grade fiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Eight Times Up. 2019, Orca Book Publisher

Awards

Short-listed, Hamilton Literary Awards for Eight Times Up, 2020
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

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

Presentations are tailored to the event / audience. He has helped elementary school students realize that they can be the heroes of their own stories. He has walked high school students through the business of being a writer, including event planning. He has taught graduate-level medical students how to improve their academic writing.

Presentation Length:
45 mins-1 hour
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
Children, adults, aspiring writers, readers.
Audience Size:
Any
Presenation:
Varies with audience / occasion
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

John reads from his novel and guides audience members through creative writing exercises so that they recognize themselves as writers, too. As an educator himself, John motivates students to see themselves as life-long learners. He empowers students by helping them connect their "now" selves to their future, post-secondary selves.

School Presentation Length:
45 mins-1 hour
School Intended Audience:
Grades 5-12
School Audience Size:
Any
School Presentation Fee:
Varies with audience size / occasion
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes