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Nicola Winstanley

Photo: (c) Anne Zbitnew 2013

Nicola Winstanley is the author of Cinnamon Baby (Kids Can Press; shortlisted for the TD Picture Book Award and recipient of an honor prize for the Ezra Jack Keats Award); The Pirate’s Bed, and  A Bedtime Yarn (both Tundra). My fourth book, How to Give Your Cat a Bath, will be illustrated by John Martz and published by Tundra in 2019. As well, Nicola has published poetry, comix and fiction for adults in various literary journals in Canada. Nicola teaches learning skills and scriptwriting at Humber College in Toronto, where she is also the book review editor for the Humber Literary Review. Originally from New Zealand, Nicola lives in Hamilton with her husband, two children, two cats and tiny dog, preposterously called Blueberry Fang Whitepaw.

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

Publications

Cinnamon Baby. Kids Can Press, 2011
The Pirate's Bed. Tundra, 2015
A Bedtime Yarn. Tundra, 2017

Awards

Marilyn Bailie Picture Book Award Short List for Cinnamon Baby, 2011
Ezra Jack Keats Award Honor Prize for Cinnamon Baby, 2011
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Interactive presentations or 30 minutes vary according to age of audience. Using my books, I can tailor workshops around the senses, colour, sleep rituals. Presentations may include discussion, role playing, group writing.

Presentation Length:
Varies
Genre:
Picture Book
Grades:
JK-4
Audience size:
Single classroom
Workshop Description:

Worshops in story structure, descriptive writing, life writing, writing comics. (Varying length according to the needs and size of the class.)

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$100
Two sessions:
$$150
Three sessions:
$$200
Four sessions:
$$250
One session:
$$125
Two sessions:
$$200
Three sessions:
$$275
Four sessions:
$$350
GST:
GST not applicable