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Erin Silver

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I’m a children’s author and have two children's books coming out in October 2020. My middle grade novel, Just Watch Me, is a laugh-out-loud book about social media and video games (Common Deer Press, October 2020). It also deals with serious topics like divorce and bullying. What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19, will be published by Second Story Press on October 27. It's about the ways kids around the world helped others during the pandemic. Proud to Play, is a non-fiction book about the experience of Canadian LGBTQ athletes in professional sports (Lorimer, Spring 2021).Orca recently acquired a picture book and a nonfiction book for kids, both of which will be published in the coming years.

 

I have been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. My work has appeared in everything from The Washington Post and Globe and Mail to Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping. I have a postgraduate journalism degree and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. I’m a member of CANSCAIP, SCBWI, IBBY and TWUC. Visit me online at erinsilver.ca.

 
Phone number:
4163023301

Publications

What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19. Second Story Press, October 27, 2020
Just Watch Me. Common Deer Press, October 7, 2020
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19 is an inspiring picture book about the ways kids around the world helped others during the pandemic. Timely and relevant, there are lots of activities and curriculum tie-ins that can be explored based on the amazing stories in the book (recommended for ages 6-10).

Presentation Length:
45 minutes
Genre:
COVID-19 Pandemic, nonfiction for kids, fiction writing for kids
Grades:
3-6
Audience size:
any
Workshop Description:

We all experienced the pandemic differently. While some were sad or lonely, others were resilient and used their talents and abilities to help others. This presentation looks at the ways kids around the world helped others. Inspiring, timely and relevant, it's a great way to help kids explore their feelings, the ways they helped others, or things they can do to make a difference going forward. Classroom activities include a virtual presentation, trailer, word search, fitness activities and recipies.

Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$$300 for a half-day visit
Two sessions:
$$400 for a full-day visit
One session:
$For a half-day visit, we pay the first $150 of the author’s fee.
Two sessions:
$For a full-day visit, we pay the first $200 of the author’s fee.
GST:
GST not applicable