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Norma Charles

Norma Charles

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Norma Charles was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and moved to the west coast as a young child. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, she taught school for several years, then "retired" to have four children. It was then that she began to write books for children. When her children reached school age, she returned to work as a teacher/librarian in Vancouver for many years, a position she has recently left to enable her to write full-time. Now, besides writing, she enjoys travelling the world and visiting students in libraries and schools to talk about the wonders of story.

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
Vancouver
Province:
BC
Genre:
Picture books and Novels for Middle Grade readers.
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

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

I read short exerpts from the novels or picture books and talk about the process of writing and how the books came to be, from the initial idea, through brain-storming, first drafts, editing, submitting to publishers, etc.

I like to leave time for questions.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
Genre:
Picture books and Middle Grade Novels
Grades:
Grades 1-7
Audience Size:
60-90
Presenation:
$250-$300
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Length:
1 hour
School Intended Audience:
grades 3-7
School Audience Size:
60-90
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes