Member Profile

Mere Joyce

Photo: Jay Anderson 2017

Mere Joyce writes short stories as well as novels and holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario. Her novels include Blank Canvas (Evernight Teen, 2015), Getting the Brush Off (Orca Book Publishers, 2017), Shadow (Orca Book Publishers, 2018), and Shade - Oracle of Senders, bk 1 (Seven Sisters Publishing, 2018). As both a writer and a librarian, she understands the importance of reading and the impact the right story can have on young minds. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her family.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Blank Canvas. Evernight Teen, 2014
Getting the Brush Off. Orca Book Publishers, 2017
Shadow. Orca Book Publishers, 2017
Shade (Oracle of Senders, bk 1). Seven Sisters Publishing, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Topics can include:

  • Book-specific presentations focusing on the inspiration and/or writing process – these presentations include a short reading from the text, plus a question and answer period
  • The writing/publication process, including Mere’s personal stories of how writing as a teen shaped her future writing career
  • Theme or genre-specific presentations (e.g. writing Contemporary fiction, plotting a Mystery, Getting into a character’s mind)
  • Book club discussion – Sharing thoughts and talking about themes in a chosen work

Talks on other topics and personalized presentations are always an option!

Presentation Length:
45 minutes-1 hour for Presentation; Up to 3 hours for workshop
Genre:
Young Adult, Middle Grade, Creative Writing
Grades:
5-12
Audience size:
Any
Workshop Description:

Workshops typically range from 1-3 hours in length, depending on topic and audience. Workshops include both interactive activities and individual writing time. Workshops are geared toward ages 12 and up. Topics can include:

  • Write What You Know Nothing About: Using Research to Learn More About the World Around You (2-3 hours)
  • Crafting a Character: Methods for Character Creation (1 hour)
  • Living in Your Own Universe: Creating a World for Your Story (1-3 hours)
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$150
Two sessions:
$$250
Three sessions:
$$400
Four sessions:
$$500
GST:
GST not applicable