Member Profile

Lola Sneyd

Sneyd

Lola Sneyd is a poet, short-story writer, and journalist who grew up in the west, but is now a Torontonian. A public-health nurse, she has written about and for all ages. Her work has appeared in anthologies in Canada, the U.S., England, and Australia. She has taught Creative Writing and writing for children for the Toronto Board of Education. She enjoys working with children and adults, encouraging them to be creative. Her memberships include: the Canadian Authors' Association (president, Toronto branch, 1978-80; national vice-president, 1980-82); the Canadian Society of Children's Authors and Illustrators, and Performers (recording secretary, 1980-82); and the League of Canadian Poets (treasurer 1990-91).

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Classy Cats. Toronto: Simon & Pierre Publishing, 1991.
Nature's Big Top. Toronto: Simon & Pierre Publishing, 1987; reprint, 1996.
Ringett is Fun. Colbalt, ON: Highway Book Shop, 1985.
The Concrete Giraffe. Toronto: Simon & Pierre Publishing, 1984; reprint, 1986.
The Asphalt Octopus. Toronto: Simon & Pierre Publishing, 1982; 2nd ed., 1984; 3rd ed., 1996.

Awards

Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Award for The Asphalt Octopus.
Lynn Harrington Award, Canadian Authors' Association, 1983.
Poem selected for "The Best of 1978," Ideals Publishing Co.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Genre:
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
Grades:
k-8
Audience size:
30
Northern OAC WITS:
No
Two sessions:
$200
Four sessions:
$300
Two sessions:
$100
Four sessions:
$150
GST:
GST not applicable