Pam Withers
BIO
Biography

Award-winning author Pam Withers has written 24 bestselling young-adult adventure books. She is also founder of the international book-review website YAdudes.ca and co-author of Jump Starting Boys: Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life (see below). A former outdoor guide, journalist and editor, she lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband. They have one grown son.

 

ADDRESS
City: Vancouver, Province/Territory: British Columbia
EMAIL
GENRE
adventure, survival, young adult
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
Mountain Runaways
Publisher
Dundurn Press
Year
2022
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
no limit
Presentation Genre
adventure, survival, sports
Presentation Length
1 hour
Presentation Description
Presentation description

https://pamwithers.com/talks/

Pam speaks about her best-selling, award-winning sports and adventure books, which are particularly popular with boys. They’re riveting; so is their author as a speaker. What else would you expect of a journalist, editor and award-winning speaker who has also been an outdoor guide? Even boys are impressed that she has kayaked the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Pam has spoken to more than 200,000 young readers across North America.

Her lively one-hour presentation for grades 4-9 includes:

  • Pamschoolpresentation 300x225Short readings
  • Tales of her own adventures
  • Humorous anecdotes of how she researches her material
  • The patience & persistence it takes to achieve success
  • Special encouragement to boys
  • The importance of rewriting & accepting criticism
  • Tips on writing & getting published
  • Extreme-sports video clips
Presentation Fee(s)
1 hr.: $225 virtual; in-person $300 for 1 session, $500 for 2, $700 for 3. No tax or max. audience size.
Workshop details
Audience Size
No maximum
Intended Audience
grades 4 and up
Workshop Length
1 hour
Workshop Description
Workshop description

How research makes your writing authentic: This highly popular workshop is fun because students pair up and interview one another for "five senses" information on a hobby or sport, then write a few paragraphs that demonstrate how important it is to get another person's perspective for writing authenticity. Participants then take turns reading their material aloud.

Workshop Fee(s)
1 hr.: $225 virtual; in-person $300 for 1 session, $500 for 2, $700 for 3. No tax.
School presentation details
Audience Size
no maximum
Intended Audience
4th grade and up
Presentation Length
1 hour
Presentation Description
Presentation description

https://pamwithers.com/talks/

Pam speaks about her best-selling, award-winning sports and adventure books, which are particularly popular with boys. They’re riveting; so is their author as a speaker. What else would you expect of a journalist, editor and award-winning speaker who has also been an outdoor guide? Even boys are impressed that she has kayaked the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Pam has spoken to more than 200,000 young readers across North America.

Her lively one-hour presentation for grades 4-9 includes:

  • Pamschoolpresentation 300x225Short readings
  • Tales of her own adventures
  • Humorous anecdotes of how she researches her material
  • The patience & persistence it takes to achieve success
  • Special encouragement to boys
  • The importance of rewriting & accepting criticism
  • Tips on writing & getting published
  • Extreme-sports video clips
Presentation Fee(s)
1 hr.: $225 virtual; in-person $300 for 1 session, $500 for 2, $700 for 3. No tax or max. audience size.
Programs & Interests
Interested in participating Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
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Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
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No