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Kari-Lynn Winters

Kari-Lynn Winters

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Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters is an award-winning children’s author, playwright, performer, and academic scholar. Thirty-one of her picture or poetry books have been published or are in press. An experienced teacher of writing, Kari-Lynn has worked with students across Canada and the United States in pre-schools, elementary and high schools, community centres, festivals, and universities. Kari-Lynn is a full professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Her research interests include embodied literacies, drama in education, children’s literature, literacy, and multimodal forms of learning. http://www.brocku.ca/education/directory/teachered/klwinters More information about Kari-Lynn Winters and her books (i.e., book reviews, author visits, teachers’ guides) can be found at http://kariwinters.com/

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
St. Catharines
Province:
Ontario

Publications

Hungry for the Arts. 2022, Fitzhenry and Whiteside
On the LIne. 2021, Pajama Press
Just Bea. 2022, Tradewind Books
What if I am Not a Cat?. (forthcoming, 2023), Kids Can Press
Zoom-in On Zombies. (forthcoming, 2024), Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

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

Full STEAM Ahead!

21st Century authorship for children, when coupled with STEAM literacies, requires out-of-the box thinking and authors who aren't afraid to question, hypothesize, and re-imagine. STEAM-focused inquiry is highlighted in this primary/junior grade workshop. Students will have hands-on opportunities to connect to literacy and other disciplines (e.g., science, technology, engineering, arts, math), while acting, singing, and actively exploring poems and non-fiction books. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: aRHYTHMetic, Hungry for Math, Hungry for Science, Hungry for the Arts, and Buzz About Bees.

 

Literacy Leaps

Invite the reader to participate, wonder, and question. Explore the cadence of the language. Create images in the readers’ minds. These are writing concepts that many young authors grapple with, regardless of genre. This literacy workshop demonstrates some of the tools you can use to make your writing leap, sing, and dance off the page. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: Jeffrey and Sloth, Gift Days, French Toast, and On the Line.

 

Keep’em Laughing!

Humour is a tremendous tool for writers. When done well, it can make your stories more memorable and engaging. In this workshop, award-winning children’s author and playwright Kari-Lynn Winters will draw on her own books as well as the writing of others in order to demonstrate concrete ways to hone your humour and to keep your audiences giggling. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: Jeffrey and Sloth, When Chickens Fly, and What If I am NOT a Cat?

 

 

Presentation Length:
50 min.
Genre:
Children's Literature, Drama, Non-Fiction, Picturebooks, Poetry
Grades:
Toddlers, Children, Teens, Adults
Audience Size:
Up to 500
Presenation:
Please contact Ross Street Agency for details (rossstreetagency@gmail.com).
Workshop Description:

Full STEAM Ahead!

21st Century authorship for children, when coupled with STEAM literacies, requires out-of-the box thinking and authors who aren't afraid to question, hypothesize, and re-imagine. STEAM-focused inquiry is highlighted in this primary/junior grade workshop. Students will have hands-on opportunities to connect to literacy and other disciplines (e.g., science, technology, engineering, arts, math), while acting, singing, and actively exploring poems and non-fiction books. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: aRHYTHMetic, Hungry for Math, Hungry for Science, Hungry for the Arts, and Buzz About Bees.

 

Literacy Leaps

Invite the reader to participate, wonder, and question. Explore the cadence of the language. Create images in the readers’ minds. These are writing concepts that many young authors grapple with, regardless of genre. This literacy workshop demonstrates some of the tools you can use to make your writing leap, sing, and dance off the page. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: Jeffrey and Sloth, Gift Days, French Toast, and On the Line.

 

Keep’em Laughing!

Humour is a tremendous tool for writers. When done well, it can make your stories more memorable and engaging. In this workshop, award-winning children’s author and playwright Kari-Lynn Winters will draw on her own books as well as the writing of others in order to demonstrate concrete ways to hone your humour and to keep your audiences giggling. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: Jeffrey and Sloth, When Chickens Fly, and What If I am NOT a Cat?

 

 

 

 

Workshop Length:
60 min.
Workshop Intended Audience:
Children, Adults
Workshop Audience Size:
Up to 60
Workshop Fee:
Please contact Ross Street Agency for details (rossstreetagency@gmail.com).
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

A Walk Through the Seasons

This STEAM-based presentation brings science, active play, inquiry, and literacy together. Students have opportunities to sing songs, learn fun facts about the weather, and play a game of seasonal charades. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: On My Walk, On My Swim, On My Bike, On My Skis, No Matter-What-Friend, Runaway Alphabet, and Let’s Play a Hockey Game.

 

Moving With Math

Students use movement, storytelling, rhythms, improvisation, and fingerplays to create understandings of math concepts. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: aRHYTHMetic and Hungry for Math.

 

Full STEAM Ahead!

21st Century authorship for children, when coupled with STEAM literacies, requires out-of-the box thinking and authors who aren't afraid to question, hypothesize, and re-imagine. STEAM-focused inquiry is highlighted in this primary/junior grade workshop. Students will have hands-on opportunities to connect to literacy and other disciplines (e.g., science, technology, engineering, arts, math), while acting, singing, and actively exploring poems and non-fiction books. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: aRHYTHMetic, Hungry for Math, Hungry for Science, Hungry for the Arts, and Buzz About Bees.

 

Literacy Leaps

Invite the reader to participate, wonder, and question. Explore the cadence of the language. Create images in the readers’ minds. These are writing concepts that many young authors grapple with, regardless of genre. This literacy workshop demonstrates some of the tools you can use to make your writing leap, sing, and dance off the page. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: Jeffrey and Sloth, Gift Days, French Toast, and On the Line.

 

Keep’em Laughing!

Humour is a tremendous tool for writers. When done well, it can make your stories more memorable and engaging. In this workshop, award-winning children’s author and playwright Kari-Lynn Winters will draw on her own books as well as the writing of others in order to demonstrate concrete ways to hone your humour and to keep your audiences giggling. This presentation features Kari-Lynn’s books: Jeffrey and Sloth, When Chickens Fly, and What If I am NOT a Cat?

 

 

School Presentation Length:
50 min.
School Intended Audience:
Toddlers, Children, Parents, Teachers
School Audience Size:
Up to 500
School Presentation Fee:
Please contact Ross Street Agency for details (rossstreetagency@gmail.com).
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes