Participating Authors

Author City Genre Audience Size Grades Northern Program

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Winnipeg Writing contemporary and historical suspense Any size Adult, 16 years and upwards. Yes

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Mississauga Project management, Strategic Management, Growing up poor and rural in the 50s and 60s any Various No

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Kingston and also Kitchizibi Metis Territory (Ottawa/Mattawa River) Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Worldview, Writing, The Creative Process, Illustration Any size High school age and up Yes

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Brampton POETRY ALL AGE GROUPS Yes

Abdou, Angie

Calgary, Cranbrook, Fernie, ... Fiction 10-200 No

Aihoshi, Susan

Toronto historical fiction Flexible 4 and up, through high school No

Aire, Ekiuwa

Oakville African History 2-6 No

Albanese, Eleanor

Thunder Bay fiction, memoir 30 4-12 Yes

Andersen, Marguerite

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry 20 7-8 No

Anderson, R.J.

Stratford middle grade, YA, fantasy, science fiction, mystery any 4-12 Yes

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

Arato, Rona

North York, Ontario Junior fiction, Canadian history/biography varies 4-7 No

Armstrong, Jason

Toronto Male Sexuality Any Adult gay men No

Austen, Catherine

Gatineau Children's and Teen Fiction up to 100 (presentations); 30 students (workshop) K-3; 3-7; 7-12 Yes

Banyard, Antonia

Nelson Middle grade non-fiction Negotiable Grades 2-7 No

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

Barclay, Michael

Toronto Biography, non-fiction, Canadian music, Canadian history Any Grades 8-12 No

Barker, Donna

Squamish, Sea-to-Sky, Vancouver creative non-fiction & genre fiction all 9-12 No

Barnes, Lilly

any or all of above publications any 10 on No

Barnes, Mike

Toronto, ON Short stories, novels, poetry Regular 7-12 No

Barrett, Gavin

Toronto Poetry Any All Yes

Barton, Bob

Toronto, Fiction flexible K-8 No

Bass, Karen

Hamilton Children's Fiction, Historical Fiction, Writing Process Any Ages 10 to adult. Yes

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Beasley, David

Simcoe Fiction, Non-Fiction ca 20+ 11-12 No

Beattie, Anne-Marie

FICTION/CREATIVE NON FICTION 10-200 K-12 No

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 Yes

Becker, Helaine

Toronto Children's fiction and non-fiction, YA any K-9 + Teacher Workshops Yes

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

Bennett, Carolyn

Brockville Satire and Humour in Writing and Life 10-35 Yes

Berg, Sharon

Charlottetown, NL, A0C 1L0 Poetry, First Nations Education (History) one classroom (up to two classes) or an auditorium grade 2 -12 Yes

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Bhathena, Tanaz

Mississauga Young Adult, Short Stories 20-60 8-12 No

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

Black, Lucy E.M.

Port Perry Fiction 10-100 High School Yes

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Bloom, Ronna

Toronto Poetry 10-100 5-12 No

Bogart, Jo Ellen

Guelph, ON Fiction 80 Three grade levels in each talk K-6 Yes

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Borson, Roo

Toronto Poetry, Essays (creative non-fiction) variable 9-12 No

Boudreau, Helene

Markham Children's No

Bourke, Pat

Toronto YA Historical Fiction 30 to 100 4 and up No

Bow, James

GTA, K-W, London, Hamilton and Area fantasy, science fiction, young adult up to 125 5-8 No

Bower, Annette

Regina Women's fiction, Romance unlimited 10-12 No

Bowie, Chuck

Fredericton Suspense-Thriller Various, Usu. Classroom 9-12, College, University No

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Brewer, Nic

Kitchener Fiction Any 10-12 Yes

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Brouwer, Sigmund

Rock and Roll Literacy -- using the power of story in all writing up to 400 k-8 Yes

Brown, Hannah

literary fiction 10-60 11 12 No

Brown, Sharon

Robert’s Creek, BC Non-Fiction flexible 7-8 No

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

Bryant, Jill

Kingston Children's nonfiction, Activity books, Biography 80 K to 11 No

Buchanan, Elizabeth

Salt Spring Island Writing and storytelling Up to 60 K-12 Yes

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Burakowski, Ella

Toronto Historical Non-Fiction, specifically the Holocaust Any size - minimum 25 6 through High School No

Burningham, Bradd

Windsor, ON Fiction flexible 3-12 No

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Burtinshaw, Julie

Vancouver Young Adult/Teen Fiction 10+ no limit 7-college level No

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

Camlot, Heather

Toronto Middle grade, fiction, nonfiction, journalism 30 for workshops, large groups fine for presentations 3 and up Yes

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 No

Canton, Licia

Montreal short stories, creative nonfiction, nonfiction, children's stories 10 to 70 Grades 4 to 12 No

Capilongo, Domenico

Toronto Poetry and fiction A group of thirty is best. High School No

Carter, Anne

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also Yes

Champagne, Lyse

Ottawa Historical fiction, Human rights, Refugee issues 11-12 Yes

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

Charles, Veronika Martenova

Toronto, ON Fiction Flexible K-8 No

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Charleson, Karen

TOFINO Fiction Any size Grades 7 and up. Yes

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Chislett, Nancy

Winnipeg fiction Depends prospective writers No

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Church, Dana

Waterloo Science, STEM Any Any No

Cichosz, Maria

Lakefield Fiction or Non-Fiction Any No

Clark, Richard

Oakville Children's - Chapter Books up to 60 per session 2-5 Yes

Clarke, George Elliott

Toronto, ON Poetry, Non-Fiction 60 9-12 No

Coates, Jan L.

Wolfville (also Ontario) children's fiction up to 30 P-7 No

Cohen, Marina

Markham Children's, YA no max. 4+ No

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Conan, James A.

Toronto Picture Books 10-30 K-2 No

Conn, Heather

Vancouver/Sunshine Coast Nonfiction; Picture book fiction; creative nonfiction 10 people to 1,000 Kindergarten, grade ones to grade three High school Adults, middle-aged and up Yes

Connelly, Karen

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry I am fine with small, intimate audiences or large groups. While my writing is considered 'adult' literature, I have material that is engaging to grade school audiences. I've read and workshopped with kids from Kindergarten up to Grade 12. My bk. Touch the Dragon is a high school text in some provinces. Yes

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Corr, John

Hamilton Fiction, Middle Grade 1 class to full assembly 4-12 No

Coutu Radmore, Claudia

Carleton Place Lyric Poetry, Japanese poetry forms, poetry and history, poetry and genealogy, publishing Flexible audience Grades 7 - 12 Yes

Cowan, Janice

Burlington children's, adult approx 30 No

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

Crump, Jennifer

Nonfiction, Journalism, Corporate Writing, Careers in Writing Any 2-12 Yes

Curtis, Andrea

Toronto YA fiction, middle grade nonfiction, picture books 15-300 4-12 No

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Dagnino, Arianna

Vancouver Adult fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, travel writing, essay writing, journalism) Any Any Yes

Daher, Anita

Winnipeg, MB Children, Juvenile, Young Adult 10-120 K-12 Yes

Dalrymple, Lisa

Fergus, ON Picture Books, Middle Grade Books, non-fiction, Habitat Protection, Early Writing Workshops, Aspiring Authors 100+ (Max. 30 for writers' workshop) K-8 Yes

Dance, Jennifer

Stouffville Young Adult Any size 5-6, 7-8, 9-12 Yes

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 JK-12 Yes

Dawydiak, Orysia

Union Road Fiction, middle grade, YA Flexible 4 and up Yes

De Sa, Anthony

Toronto Creative Writing - Fiction No

de Waard, Sara

Toronto Young Adult - Mental Health, Media Literacy, Writing, Drama <300pp/presentation (min 1 pres. session/day, max. 2 pres. sessions/day) and <30pp/workshop (max. 3 workshop sessions/day) - NOTE: visit includes minimum THREE combined sessions, maximum FOUR combined sessions (e.g. 1 presentation and 3 workshops) Suggested 7 thru 12 No

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

Decter, Nora

Winnipeg Fiction, Memoir, Young Adult Adaptable Grade 6 and up Yes

Deen, Natasha

Edmonton YA, kidlit Flexible (200+) JK-Grade 12 Yes

deGroot, Renny

Port Hope Historical Fiction 10 - 100 7 and up Yes

Delaronde, Deborah

Metis 60 1 - 8 No

Deligoz, Onder

Toronto Reading, storytelling, workshop 5 to 100 1 to 12 Yes

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No

Dickson, Alessia

Toronto Young Adult Fantasy Any Grades 4 to 12 Yes

Ditmars, Hadani

often in transit Creative non-fiction/Narrative Journalism any size Yes

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Doose, Dylan

St Catharines fantasy, horror, sword and sorcery any grades 10 and up No

Downie, Glen

Toronto, ON Poetry 20 (wrkshp), 60 (reading) 9-12 Yes

Downie, Mary Alice

Kingston, ON Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Drabek, Jan

Vancouver, BC Fiction, Memoir, Journalism, 30 9-12 No

Drache, Sharon Abron

Toronto, ON Fiction or literary criticism flexible k-12 No

Duarte, Marilyn

Toronto Creative Writing, Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Memoir Open to Discussion 7-12 No

Duarte, Isabel

Toronto Playwriting, Screenwriting, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open to Discussion 7-12 No

Dublin, Anne

Toronto historical fiction or biographies 10-60 4-10 (varies according to book) No

Dumas, Jacqueline

Dartmouth Fiction, Memoir Any Adult Yes

Dunleavy, Deborah

Brockville, near Ottawa Literary Fiction, Libretto, Lyrics open to discussion 2-8 and high school Yes

Dunn, Mark D.

Sault Ste Marie Poetry, Songwriting, Short Fiction 20 max 4 - postsecondary Yes

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Eamer, Claire

Gabriola Island Nonfiction writing for children or adults; picture book Depends on circumstances From pre-school (picture books and some nonfiction) to adult (nonfiction books and approaches to writing nonfiction). No

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

Edgar, Patti

Calgary Middle Grade, YA, Journalism Negotiable Grade 3-12 No

Edwards, Frank B.

Kingston Picture book, juvenile novel, adult non-fiction any size all Yes

Ellis, Deborah

Simcoe, ON YA and Middle-Grade Fiction and Nonfiction no maximum 3-12 No

Escott, Helen C.

St. John's Crime fiction, mystery 500 9 - 12 No

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Evans Shaw, Susan

Hamilton Non-fiction No

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

Farrell Holler, Sue

Grande Prairie Children's/Young Adult Negotiable Typically in groupings of K-Gr 3, Gr 4-5, Gr 7-9, Gr 10-12, adult. Sue is an experienced presenter who enjoys working in mixed groupings of any ages at festivals, conferences and events. Yes

Faryon, Cynthia J.

Weymouth Biography, Canadian History, Fiction Flexible Grade 6 to Adult No

Favro, Terri

Toronto Science fiction and popular science (especially robotics and artificial intelligence) Unlimited Late teens to adult Yes

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Firth, John

Whitehorse history/non-fiction/the art of independent publishing any size No

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Poetry, short stories, memoir any 8-12 No

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction / Memoir flexible 6-12 No

Frizzell, Colin

Toronto, ON Young Adult/Teen/Screenplays 75 max. (for presentations) 30 max. (for workshops) 5 and up Yes

Gajdics, Peter

Vancouver Nonfiction 20+ Adults No

Galat, Joan Marie

Greater Edmonton Region Fiction and Nonfiction (including STEM and STEAM content with a focus on astronomy) 75 or negotiable Sessions available for all grades, mixed groups, family audiences, and adults. Yes

Gauer, Kathleen

Toronto Picture Books up to approximately 75 children - power point for larger groups Kindergarten to Grades 2/3 No

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON fiction and poetry No

Gill, Stephen

Cornwall, ON Poetry, Non-Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Giron, Sephera

Etobicoke Horror/Space Opera/General Fiction/Writing Flexible Flexible No

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

Parrsboro Fiction / Poetry / Playwriting / Personal Essays / Speech Writing Minimum 6 / Maximum 20 per class 4 - 12 Yes

Glickman, Susan

Toronto, ON Poetry, fiction, literary criticism, journalism any any No

Godkin, Celia

Frankville, ON Information story book 30-100 k-6 No

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Granados, Marlowe

Fiction, Memoir Any 9-12 No

Grant, Vicki

Halifax Children's and Young Adult Up to 150 (but please - not in gyms or cafeterias) 5 through 12 Yes

Grant, Joyce

Toronto Avoiding Fake News, Picture books, Journalism, Media Literacy, Literacy, Writers' Craft, Critical Thinking Small or large groups are fine. K-9 Yes

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Greenwood, Barbara

Don Mills, ON Fiction &Non-Fiction 75 3-8 No

Gregersen, Leif

Edmonton Poetry/Creative Writing/Mental Health coping and recovery/addiction recovery Have extensive experience speaking to everything from 6 person staff meetings to University Lecture Halls as well as larger audiences with radio and television K-12 Yes

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Guest, Jacqueline

Qualicum Beach History 100 4-12 No

Gugler, Laurel Dee

Toronto, ON Children's Fiction, Novel & picture books flexible jk-6 Yes

Gunnery, Sylvia

Crescent Beach, NS fiction 60/ 20 2-12 Yes

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Halton, Phil

Toronto Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction 10-30 9-12 No

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up Yes

Harlick, Robin

fiction 10-200 9-12 Yes

Harris, Kate

Atlin Travel, memoir, nonfiction 10-1000 4-12 Yes

Hartley, Julie

Toronto Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry 10-100 5-8 Yes

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Haynes, Diane

Vancouver YA Any 4-12 Yes

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Henderson, Keith

Montreal West Fiction Age 16 and up Yes

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Hetherington, Victoria

Toronto Drama; Fiction; Creative Nonfiction Flexible 6 - 12 Yes

Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

poetry, fiction, non-fiction, creative nonfiction 6+ 8-12 No

Hodge, Deborah

Vancouver. BC children's nonfiction and picture books 2-3 classes in schools and libraries; more at conferences Most suitable for Grades 1-7, but can speak to any age group Yes

Hoff, Andrea

Vancouver Speculative comics; Graphic memoir; Visual writing 5-500 School-aged children, youth, and adults Yes

Hohn, Nadia L

Toronto Children's, Middle Grade, Young Adult 200 K to 12 Yes

Homel, David

Montreal, QC Fiction, Non-Fiction flexible 9-12 No

Honeybourn, Jennifer

Stratford middle grade, young adult, romance, horror, humour 25-30 4-10 No

Hudson, Allan

Dieppe Action/adventure. Crime fiction. Historical Fiction. Short Stories Any Any Yes

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

Cobourg, ON Fiction, memoir, poetry, playwriting, juvenile novels, picture books 30-35 Kindergarten to Grade 3 - picture books and play creation Grade 4 to 6 or 7 - time-travel novels, play writing Grade 7 to 12 - short stories, novel, play writing Adult - Fiction, memoir, poetry, play writing, juvenile novels, picture books Yes

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Jackson, Melanie

Vancouver The elements that go into writing a story, with both mythology and my young-adult mysteries as the example. flexible Intermediate No

Jaffe, Ellen S.

Toronto Poetry, Fiction varies 2-8 & high school No

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Jennings, Peter

Midland Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Johnson, Terry

Whitefish Falls middle grade fiction 2 - 8 Yes

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Joyce, Mere

Antigonish Young Adult, Middle Grade, Creative Writing Any 5-12 No

Kacer, Kathy

Toronto Historical fiction and non-fiction 125 4-8 Yes

Kafarowski, Joanna

Victoria Polar No

Kalman, Judith

Toronto Creative non-fiction open open No

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 No

Kasaboski, Tracy

Memoir Any Any No

Kasper, Vancy

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry 30-60 4-12 No

Keith, Julie

fiction No

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Kelly, Anne C.

Historical Fiction 4-7 No

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Kerbel, Deborah

Thornhill YA and Middle Grade up to 100 4-8 No

Kessler, Deirdre

Toronto and environs children's fiction and adult poetry any size is fine Yes

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Kieszkowski, Grzegorz

Cobourg Non-Fiction, Motivational, Inspirational Any 6-12 Yes

Kilbourne, Christina

Greater Toronto Area Readings Available for Tween, Young Adult, Adult Any size Grades 5 and up No

Kirk, Heather

Barrie, ON Fiction, Non-Fiction 45 9-12 No

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

Körner, Miriam

Air Ronge Young Adult and Picture Book max. 60 k-12 Yes

Krossing, Karen

Toronto, ON Fiction for kids and teens 100 K-12 Yes

Kusugak, Michael

Arnes Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

Kuyek, Joan Newman

Ottawa non-fiction can vary 10-13 Yes

Larsen, Andrew

toronto Picture Book Any K-6 No

Lawson, Julie

Victoria, BC Childrens Fiction 60-75 k-6 No

Leahy, Stephen

Non-fiction: Science and Environment any 4 to university No

Leavey, Peggy Dymond

Trenton, ON Fiction 70-100 4-8 No

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 No

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Leedahl, Shelley A.

Ladysmith mini-drama, poetry, fiction K-12 No

Leger, Diane Carmel

Dieppe, N.B. Children/Youth up to 60 k-6 No

Lendrum, Bonnie

Carlisle Palliative Care, Aging, Literacy 10-300 Adult Yes

Leslie, Mark

Waterloo Ghost Stories Any 5 through 12 No

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 No

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Loughead, Deb

Toronto, ON Children’s and YA fiction, children’s poetry flexible k-12 Yes

Love, K. Ann

King City, ON (short drive to Toronto, Peel, York) Children's Non-Fiction 75 (w/ teachers) 3-12 Yes

Ludwig, Sidura

Fiction any size - I am confortable in a classroom setting, or a larger group 3 and up Yes

MacDonald, Hugh

Brudenell, PEI Poetry, Fiction, Childrens' Picture Books Flexible k-12 Yes

MacKay, Elly

Owen Sound Picture Books upto 90 students JK - 5 No

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 12 Yes

MacSkimming, Roy

Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto areas Fiction and non-fiction Any No

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 No

Manson, Ainslie

Bowen Island Fiction, Non-Fiction Flexible k-8 No

Marjerrison, Lara Margaret

Toronto Poetry & Spoken Word Any 6 through 12, College Yes

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 Yes

Mason, Adrienne

Vancouver Island Non-fiction, Children's Writing Approx. 100 K to Adult Yes

Maviglia, Joseph

Toronto POETRY, SONGWRITING, NON-FICTION ANY Grade 10- 1YEAR UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE No

McAllister, Paul

Fredericton children's books 20-500 k-5 Yes

McCabe, Steven

Toronto 1.Poetry in a poetic voice. 2.Fiction or non-fiction in poetic prose. One classroom ideally unless there is a special event. 4 - 12 No

McCann, James

Vancouver Young Adult Fiction Any 5-adult Yes

McCracken, Hugh T.

Ottawa, ON Young adult and Adult Fiction variable 4-12 No

McDonnell, Kathleen

Toronto, ON Drama, Fiction/Non-Fiction 30 4-12 No

McKay, Sharon E.

Charlottetown Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible Yes

McLean, Dirk

Toronto YA Fiction & Picture Book Flexible 5-8 4-6 No

McLellan, Stephanie Simpson

Newmarket, ON Children's Books 50-60 k-3 Yes

McLeod, Heather

Thunder Bay fiction 5-800 preschool to high school and general public Yes

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON fiction, non-fiction 60-200 Grades 3-6 or grades 6-8. High school Creative Writing Yes

Meadows, Sally

Riverview Picture Books, Middle Years Non-Fiction, STEM Up to 100 1-5 No

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

Ridgetown Childrens Books, easy reader, environmental, lessons on sharing any Pre- Kindergarden -grade 3 No

Messier, Mireille

Toronto GTA Children & Youth (FRENCH or ENGLISH) 5-50 JK-6 (French, French immersion or English) No

Methot, Suzanne

Nanaimo non-fiction, fiction, memoir, picture books, Indigenous issues, Canadian history, equity and inclusion (Indigenous, women, LGBTQ+), reconciliation, junior/intermediate/secondary writing workshops, create-a-book field trips 15 for writing workshops, 30 for create-a-book field trips, flexible for readings and presentations 4-12 No

Meyrick, Rich

New Dundee Middle-grade combining fact with fiction flexible 4-8 Yes

Midgley, Peter

Edmonton Poetry, Fiction, Storytelling, Leadership Max. 60 K-12; Adult No

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

Mills, Judith Christine

Toronto "The Author/ Illustrator" 10-40 ( can discuss if more - ie. auditorium presentations) 4-12 No

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Mills, Jean

Guelph Workshops/Presentations - Stretch The Writing Muscles; Real Life Is Everywhere in "Skating Over Thin Ice" 25 (maximum) 3-12 No

Mills-Milde, Valerie

London literary and contemporary fiction 30 to 60 9 -12 No

Mirolla, Michael

Hamilton Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Molavi, Fereshteh

Toronto Fiction Secondary Schools Yes

Moore, Christopher

Toronto, ON Non-Fiction, Canadian History flexible 6-12 No

Mordecai, Pamela

Kitchener Poetry/Stories(Adult & Children); Plays any any No

Mulder, Michelle

Victoria children's fiction (picture books / early readers) 5-90 No

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 12 Yes

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Munteanu, Nina

Toronto science fiction & fantasy, general fiction, creative nonfiction, eco-fiction, climate fiction, cli-fi all sizes secondary and up Yes

Mutala, Marion

Saskatoon Creative writing any size any grades Yes

Nash, Peta-Gaye

Mississauga Literary, Caribbean, Children's Lit 200 for presentations, 30 for workshops kindergarten to Grade 12 No

Nyoka, Gail

Toronto Stage plays, creative writing, storytelling Negotiable 4 - 7 Yes

O'Cinneide, C.S.

Guelph Literary thriller/crime fiction 8-30 Grade 9 and up Yes

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 4-8 No

O'Leary, Sara

Children's Writing 90 K-3 Yes

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Olding, Susan

Victoria All No

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

Ottoni, Christine

Toronto Fiction, Poetry 30 for workshops 7-12 No

Oughton, John

Toronto Poetry 36 Grade 5 and up No

Papamarko, Sofi

Toronto Fiction (short story writing), Non-Fiction (personal essay writing) 5 - 500 6 - 12 No

Paris, Erna

Toronto, ON literary non-fiction 1 or 2 classes combined 10-13 No

Parmar, Kalwant Singh Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

Pateman, Annette

Children's Picture Book, fiction, Negotiable K1- k7 Yes

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Patz, Deborah S.

Coquitlam Fiction, Screenplay, Visual storytelling (filmmaking) flexible Grades 6 - 12 No

Peacock, Shane

Cobourg Fiction/Non-F (YA & adult), plays, journalism, tv 200 4-8 No

Peetoom, Laura

Toronto Children's literature 35 or fewer K-5 and 6-12 Yes

Penne, A. S.

Sechelt, BC Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Screen/Stageplay unlimited (workshp maximum: 10-12) all (K - adult) No

Perry, Daniel

Toronto fiction any Yes

Peterson, Lois

Nanaimo Children's fiction, creative writing, storytelling 15-200 Yes

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 Yes

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction No

Pirani, Ayaz

Poetry As appropriate 7-12 Yes

Pitt, Steve

Rutherglen Non-Fiction and Fiction Twenty to Fifty per session Six to Twelve Yes

Piudik, Jaclyn

Toronto Poetry Open 5-12 Yes

Pomeroy, Jamila

Vancouver Creative Non Fiction, Poetry, Essay Writing, Canadian Black history 30- full auditorium. Grades 8 to 12 No

Porter, Helen Fogwill

St. John’s, NFLD Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 7-8 No

Powell, Marie

Regina Children's, Middle Grade, Young Adult Flexible Pre-K to 2; Grade Two; 3-8; 8-10; 10-12 Yes

Priest, Robert

poetry, YA novels, songs From small groupings to an auditorium full age-appropriate material for any age jk - post secondary Yes

Quattrocchi, Marina

Smiths Falls Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 12 No

Rempel, Al

Prince George Poetry 30 8-12 Yes

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Revelle, Rick

Napanee Historical Fiction - 1300's Pre-contact Canada Any size Grades JK to 12 Yes

Reyes, Cynthia

Two Genres: Children's Illustrated Books and Memoirs Up to 20 K to 5 (children's books) and high school (memoirs) No

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Rodgers, Margaret

Oshawa on ZOOM - poems and coming of age chronicles, also readings from Locating Alexandra, my book open High school No

Roitman, Gina

St-Colomban Personal Identity and Tolerance 25 - 500 Secondary Cycle 2, Cycle 1 (Grades 7+8); Senior High School No

Romanek, Trudee

Barrie, ON Children's middle grade and young adult fiction and non-fiction ~80 3-10 No

Romanuk, Paul

Toronto Sports and/or sports broadcasting any 1-6 Yes

Rosenbaum, Bev

York Toronto Middle grade, young adult Any 7-12 (can adapt to any age group!) Yes

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Rowntree, Lenore

Vancouver Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Writing Tough Topics 10 - 60 6 - 12 No

Roy, Zoë S.

Toronto Literary fiction up to 20 Adults Yes

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Saba, Maria

Ottawa Fiction, creative nonfiction, fairytales and fabels 5 to 100 1 to 12 (6 years up) Yes

Sadler, Judy-Ann

London Non-Fiction and Picture books 50-60 k-8 Yes

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults Yes

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Scarsbrook, Richard

Toronto, ON Young Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction, Poetry negotiable 6 and up Yes

Schafrick, Ron

Toronto Fiction. Short Stories, LGBTQI2S any high school and up No

Schmidt, Rene

Trenton Fiction, Non-Fiction, Disasters, History, Creative Writing 10 - 100 4 - 12 & adult No

Schwartz, Ellen

Burnaby, BC Fiction, Non-Fiction 60 3-8 No

Scrimger, Richard

Toronto Fiction flexible k-8 No

Selway, Shawn

Hamilton recent Canadian history, Euro-Canadian and aboriginal relations Variable, but the topics raised require room and time for discussion. secondary school No

Sewell, Anna Marie

Edmonton Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction negotiable 7 - 12 No

Sher, Emil

Young adult fiction, picture books, stage plays Flexible Grade 1 - 12 Yes

Shields, Vanessa

Windsor Poetry, Fiction, Creativity, Memoir, Idea Generation Any I can adapt my presentations to meet the age/reading level/grade needed, including shifting presentations to match curriculum. Yes

Shmelzer, Anne

Ottawa fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

Shortell, Ann

Toronto Coming of Age; Women’s Fiction; Multicultural; Historical; Mystery; any any No

Sibbald, Barbara

Ottawa fiction, editing 20 Adult learners Yes

Silver, Eve

St. Catharines YA/fiction/ flexible 7-12 No

Silver, Erin

Toronto COVID-19 Pandemic, nonfiction for kids, fiction writing for kids any 3-6 Yes

Silverthorne, Judith

Regina Children's Literature, Adventure, Time Travel any 3-12 No

Skidmore, Patricia

Nanaimo Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Skrypuch, Marsha

Brantford YA, middle-grade novels, picture books. negotiable k to adult Yes

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Smith, John M.

Carrying Place, ON Non-Fiction 35 3-12 No

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Smith, Heather T.

Children's, Young Adult 150 for presentations, 30 for workshops JK- grade 12 No

Sneyd, Lola

Toronto, ON Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry 30 k-8 No

Snow, Jennifer

Edmonton Romance or Thriller 1-100 10-12 Yes

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

Edmonton YA Fiction, Fantasy, Poetry negotiable 4-6, 7-12, adult No

Somerville, Janet

Toronto Narrative nonfiction N/A 9-12 Yes

Spring, Debbie

Toronto, ON Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction, and Picture books flexible JK-12 No

Stapley, Marissa

Toronto Fiction Any size Any grade Yes

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Stewart, Donna

South Bruce Peninsula Fiction 60 3-8 No

Stinson, Kathy

Rockwood Fiction, Children's, Young Adult 60 1-12 Yes

Stonier-Newman, Lynne

Kamloops B.C. history, 1859 to 1950 experienced with up to 80 No

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Sulaiman, Sonia

Windsor Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Flexible K-12 No

Swan, Dane

Toronto Poetry/Spoken Word Poetry Prefer classrooms, but flexible Flexible No

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

Edmonton Creative Non Fiction LGBT 10 - 200 6-12 College/University Yes

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Taekema, Sylvia

Chatham Children's fiction However many fit comfortably in the room you've chosen 1-8 No

Tamberg, Urve

Toronto Historical fiction (WWII) and non-fiction (writing) flexible 7 to adult Yes

Tanaka, Shelley

Kingston MG/YA non-fiction, essay writing Max. 30 for workshop 5 and up Yes

Tarnopolsky, Damian

Toronto Fiction/Reflective writing 20-100 7-12 Yes

Taylor, Jowi

Toronto Canadian history and diversity, multiculturalism, reconciliation, music. Mostly full-school assemblies of whatever size. Additional classroom or club special visits also available in addition. 4-12 Yes

Thompson, Kate J.

Manitoulin Island Fiction and non-fiction any size 3-12 Yes

Thornhill, Jan

Ontario children's non-fiction and picture books max. 50 No

Thornhill Verma, Jenn

Ottawa creative nonfiction (history, memoir, narrative); can include an art element any 3-6 Yes

Toffanello, Paul

Vancouver (and New Liskeard, ON) Middle Grade Fiction 5-500 Classroom/Student groups from grades 4-8. Yes

Topperman, Caroline

Writing - General Any 10+ No

Toten, Teresa

Toronto Young Adult (YA) 30 to 300 7 to 12 No

Tregebov, Rhea

Vancouver poetry, fiction, picture books up to 200 kindergarten to 12 Yes

Tsabari, Ayelet

Toronto Fiction, Creative Non-fiction Any 6-12 No

Tsiang, Sarah

Kingston Picture Books, Children's Non-Fiction, Poetry Any No

Tysdal, Daniel Scott

Poetry, Fiction, and Screenwriting (Short Film) 10-200 Kindergarten to Grade 12 No

Ulrich, Maureen

Lampman Young Adult 300 6 - 12 No

Upjohn, Rebecca

Toronto. ON Children's fiction and non-fiction 60-ish/somewhat flexible K-6 Yes

van Staalduinen, Brent

Hamilton Fiction: adult and YA 10-30 6 and up Yes

Vermond, Kira

Guelph Creative, fun, thoughtful non-fiction Any size (although groups that are 12-50 students work best) 3-8 No

Verstraete, Larry

Winnipeg Non-Fiction negotiable 3-8 No

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Wagner, Bernadette

Treaty 4, Regina Poetry, Spoken Word, Nonfiction, YA 3+ Any No

Walker, Ruth E.

Oshawa Fiction and Poetry Classroom or combined classrooms 7 to 12 No

Wallace, Ian

Brookline, Massachusetts Fiction 100 K-12 No

Walsh, Ann

Williams Lake, BC Fiction & Non-Fiction 75 4-12 No

Walters, Eric

Guelph Fiction/Non-fiction/Novels/Picture Books/First Chapter Books/ 50 - 200 k - 12 Yes

Waltner-Toews, David

Kitchener, ON Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction flexible 9-12 No

Watt, Kelly

Hamilton, Ontario Walking Meditation 100 6-12 No

Wayne, Joyce

Oakville Fiction up to 35 students Grade 7 to 12 No

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Westcott, Frank

Alliston/ON/Canada... often Las Vegas... or Roaming Here 'n There Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Songwriting Any All Yes

Westerhof, Patricia

Toronto Fiction: Editing Skills ten to thirty 8-12 No

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 Yes

Wilson, Janet

Eden Mills near Guelph creative nonfiction and picture book fiction and nonfiction flexible K-12 Yes

Wilson, John

Vancouver, Victoria Historical Fiction/ writing flexible 5 to 10 Yes

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

London Children’s & YA Fiction, postcard stories unlimited, if good site 5 and up (adults too) Yes

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Any size JK-5 No

Winter, Wendy

Squamish Young children to aspiring writers Any Wendy Winter, M.Ed., is an experienced teacher who has enjoyed working with every age student group from Kindergarten through to grade 12 and even university. Consequently, she can skillfully adjust the presentation to the group's grade and needs. Yes

Winters, Kari-Lynn

St. Catharines, Ontario picture books, poetry, drama, non-fiction 500 max. ELKP-grade 12, as well as College/University-level No

Wishinsky, Frieda

Toronto picture books, children's fiction and non-fiction 60-120 No

With, Cathleen

Vancouver Fiction Writing, Workshop, Story telling, Young Adult writing 3-500 7-12, university Yes

Withers, Pam

Vancouver adventure, survival, sports no limit 4th grade and up No

Wolf-Heffner, Lori

Waterloo Workshop on the editing process, using real manuscript drafts. 5-35 5+ No

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Wood Barrett, Rebecca

Whistler middle grade fiction or adult writing workshops any Book Presentations for Schools & Libraries Age 9-12, Grades 4-6 Creative Writing Workshops: All Ages | Genres: fiction, non-fiction, children's writing, screenwriting Yes

Woodward, Caroline

New Denver and/or Parksville in 2022 Fear & Imagination for children, Excerpts from fiction or memoir with or without slides for adults 20 to 425+, depending on age and format Yes

Wylie, Bettyjane

Toronto, ON Drama, Fiction, Non-F., Poetry, Tales, Film 30 plus K-12 Yes

Yin, Anna

Mississauga Poetry Alive 10-100 3-12 or adults No

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 70 K-4 No

Yuan-Innes, Melissa

Fiction (mystery/thriller, fantasy, science fiction), non-fiction (health and medicine because I'm an emergency doctor; travel; memoir); humour; from picture books to Derringer-nominated whodunits, for all ages Flexible JK-univeristy Yes

Zaman, Shakir

Alberta SSSSocial Science 25 Age: 25-30, Reading level: Medium No

Zimmermann, Werner

Guelph writing and illustrating children's books <75 4-12 Yes

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 No

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