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Sonja Dunn

Photo: Ajay Photographics 1999

Sonja Dunn was born in and lives in Toronto, attended 14 elementary schools across Canada, then Mimico High School, and received her B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from Laurentian University and the University of Toronto respectively. A former teacher and drama consultant, she began a television career with Mid-Canada TV--a CBC and CTV affiliate broadcast out of Sudbury, Ontario, for 29 years. She wrote, produced, and hosted TV shows on the arts for Rogers Cablesystems and Maclean Hunter. She is the former president of the Canadian Society of Childrens Authors, Illustrators, and Performers (CANSCAIP) 1985-87.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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All Together Now: 200 of Sonja Dunn's best chants. Markham, ON: Pembroke Publishers, 1999.
Uncivilizing. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 1997.
Keeping Fit: Let Me Read Series. Don Mills, ON: Addison Wesley Longman, 1994.
Gimmie a Break, Rattlesnake. illus. Mark Thurman. Toronto: Stoddart, 1994.
Sonja Dunn on Tape. (audio cassette). Markham, ON: Pembroke Publishers, 1994.


Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Award for Gimmie a Break, Rattlesnake, 1994.
Sister Maris Stella Award, Northern Ontario Council of Teachers of English, 1989.
Arts Award, Sudbury Arts Festival Association, 1978.
Drama Scholarship Award, Banff School of Fine Arts, 1969.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Length:
60 min.
Fiction & Poetry
Audience size:
Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
One session:
GST not applicable