Member Profile

Daphne Greer

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Jacob's Landing. Nimbus Publishing (Hackmatack Nominee 2016-2017), 2015
Maxed Out. Orca Book Publishing, 2012

Awards

Jacob's Landing for Silver Birch Nominee, 2016
Maxed Out for American Library Assoication Nominee, 2013
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Daphne talks about the power of believing in one self and loves to help inspire that in others. She uses her own journey of how she became a writer to prove this point as writing was never on her radar. The students love hearing that she’s a terrible speller and that she forgets where to put commas. She shows a very short inspirational video and ties it in with writing. She likes to do some fun activities to show the students the importance of not expecting things to be perfect on the first try. She passes on writing tips and uses her first hi – low quick read, Maxed Out as a tipping point for discussions around: special needs, bullying, Kids Help Phone etc. Jacob’s landing will allow children a window into rural Nova Scotia where mud sliding on the banks of the Bay of Fundy is a favorite past time. A present day story that also offers a peek into the history of the ship building community of Newport Landing long ago. 

Presentation Length:
60 minutes
Genre:
middle readers/YA
Grades:
3 - 6
Audience size:
60
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$300.00
Two sessions:
$$550.00
Three sessions:
$$775.00
Four sessions:
$1000.00
GST:
GST not applicable