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Kern Carter

Kern Carter

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Kern Carter was born in Trinidad and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is a single father to a teenage daughter, who he had when he was a teenager, himself. Kern is the author of the recently published YA novel Boys And Girls Screaming (DCB/Cormorant Books) and the forthcoming MG novel, Is There A Boy Like Me (Scholastic/2024). He has previously self-published two titles. 

Kern is also the creator of CRY Magazine, a digital platform for writers to share the joys and frustrations of being creatives. CRY has built a community of thousands of emerging writers who feel empowered to be vulnerable within a safe and compassionate environment. 

Email:
kern@kerncarter.com
City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Boys And Girls Screaming. 2022, DCB/Cormorant Books
Is There A Boy Like Me. 2024, Scholastic
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

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

My presentation is titled FROM PASSION TO PAPER and will discuss the following:


  • My journey from self-published author selling thousands of novels to securing an agent and earning my first publishing deal

  • Finding and building community, both online and off and its importance to my career

  • How to build a writing career without tens of thousands of followers

 

 

Presentation Length:
60 minutes
Grades:
Emerging writers who want to learn what it takes to turn writing into a career.
Audience Size:
Any
Presenation:
$750
Workshop Description:

My workshop is called WRITERS ARE SUPERSTARS 

Description: 

TV, movies, video games, music, books - writers are at the centre of it all and author Kern Carter is going to show students how they can be superstar writers. 

Workshop Length:
60 minutes+
Workshop Intended Audience:
Middle school and high school students
Workshop Audience Size:
Any
Workshop Fee:
$1,000
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

My workshop is called WRITERS ARE SUPERSTARS 

Description: 

TV, movies, video games, music, books - writers are at the centre of it all and author Kern Carter is going to show students how they can be superstar writers. 

School Presentation Length:
60 minutes
School Intended Audience:
High school students at any reading level
School Audience Size:
Single classes or multiple classes can participate simultaneously.
School Presentation Fee:
$1,000
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:

  • Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized