Participating Authors

Author City Genre Audience size Grades Northern Program

, Takatsu

Toronto Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Online Literature, Social Community, Multimedia and Technology 20-50, but experienced with all audience sizes including 200+ 6 - 12, University, Adult Yes

Abdou, Angie

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

Aihoshi, Susan

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

Alma, Ann

Nelson Juvenile nonfiction and fiction 30 to 100 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

Andrews, Jan

Lanark, ON Fiction 100 4-12 Yes

Antao-Xavier, Cheryl

Streetsville, Mississauga Children's stories; any size 3-8 years Yes

Arato, Rona

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

Austen, Catherine

Gatineau Children's and Teen Fiction up to 100 K-3; 3-7; 7-12 Yes

Babineau, Sharon

Hamilton Non-fiction, Inspirational, Young Adult, Personal Growth, Biography, Social Justice, 30-85 7-12 Yes

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

Barnes, Mike

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

Barnes, Michael

Minden Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 11-12 Yes

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 No

Bass, Karen

Hythe YA 50 max (flexible) 6-12 Yes

Bath, Amanda

Kaslo, BC Memoir, Creative non-fiction Up to 50 8 - 12 No

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Beasley, David

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

Beck, Andrea

Unionville 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

Berg, Sharon

Sarnia Poetry, Story, History (First Nations Education) up to 50 grade 2 -12 Yes

Berwick, Dennison

non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

Black, Arthur

Saltspring Island, BC Non-Fiction flexible 9-12 No

Bogart, Jo Ellen

Guelph, ON Fiction 80 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, Hélène

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

Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Brown, Sharon

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

Browne, Heather

Kingston short story 15 No

Bryant, Jill

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

Burakowski, Ella

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

Burford, Della

Nanaimo, BC Fiction, Fantasy Wrkshop: 30, Story: 200 1-6 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

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

Camlot, Heather

Toronto Middle grade, fiction, journalism, short story 30 for workshops, large groups fine for presentations 4 and up Yes

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 No

Canton, Licia

St. Leonard 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

Carmichael, L.E.

Children's and YA up to 250 K-12 Yes

Carter, Anne Laurel

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

Choa-Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Christmas, Jane

Memoir, travel writing any 12 No

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Coates, Jan L.

Wolfville (also GTA) children's fiction up to 75 P-9 No

Cohen, Marina

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

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

Copeland, Elizabeth

Sackville Fiction Negotiable K-12 Yes

Cotter, Charis

St. John's Children's Fiction 60 4 to 6 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

Victoria 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

Cummer, Don

Ottawa Historical fiction Up to 100 5–12 Yes

da costa, paulo

Victoria 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, Habitat Protection, Early Writing Workshops, Aspiring Authors 100+ (Max. 30 for writers' workshop) K-8 Yes

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 75 JK-12 Yes

Dawson, Willow

Toronto Comics, graphic novels, picture books 5-150 All grades No

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

Deen, Natasha

Edmonton YA, kidlit Flexible JK-Grade 12 Yes

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No

Dinsmore, Danika

Gibsons Literary, Speculative, Poetry, and Spoken Word 12 - 300 2 - 12 Yes

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 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

Dublin, Anne

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

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Dunn, Sonja

Toronto Fiction & Poetry 80 k-6 No

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Eamer, Claire

Gabriola Island Middle grade to YA nonfiction science and history; middle grade to YA fiction; picture book Negotiable K-adult Yes

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology 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

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

Farnsworth, Vanessa

Creston Non-Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Memoir 10-100 10-OAC No

Faruqi, Sonia

Toronto Nonfiction (Food, Sustainability, Journalism) Any Secondary No

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Favro, Terri

Toronto Literary fiction; Science Fiction; Non-Fiction; Graphic Novels Any size High school Yes

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Florczak, Margaret

Lower Mainland Creative Non Fiction any No

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction flexible 6-12 No

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Frizzell, Colin

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

Galat, Joan Marie

Edmonton Nonfiction and Storytelling Up to 75/session K-12 Yes

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Gill, Stephen

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

Gilmore, Rachna

Ottawa, ON Fiction 80 1-8 No

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, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Granfield, Linda

Toronto Non-Fiction 75-100 4-12 Yes

Grant, Joyce

Toronto Picture books, Journalism and Media Lit, Literacy, Writers' Craft, Marketing/Advertising Small or large groups are fine. K to 1 for picture books, grade 4 and up for journalism and marketing, Literacy presentation is geared to parents, Writers' Craft is for any age Yes

Grant, Vicki

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

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Green, Dawn

Victoria YA Fiction/Creative Writing 30-100 7-12 No

Greenwood, Barbara

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

Greer, Daphne

middle readers/YA 60 3 - 6 No

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Gunnery, Sylvia

Crescent Beach fiction 60/ 20 2-12 Yes

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Hall, Phil

poetry 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, Dorothy Joan

Toronto, ON Fiction k-6 No

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Heneghan, James

Vancouver, BC Children negotiable 6 and up No

Herrera, Mia

Fiction 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

Homel, David

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

Howard, Irene

local history, labour and women's history No

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 3 - 6 Yes

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

Cobourg, ON fiction, poetry, drama 30-35 Kgtn -12 Yes

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Jackson, Melanie

Vancouver Science and adventure; mystery; journalism flexible 2-12 No

Jackson, Chris

Ottawa Picture Books 30-60 1-6 Yes

Jaffe, Ellen S.

Hamilton, ON Poetry, Fiction varies 2-8 & high school No

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Jennings, Peter

Port Carling Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Johnston, Julie

Peterborough, ON YA fiction, Adult fiction about 60 6,7,8 No

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Kacer, Kathy

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

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 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

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Kerbel, Deborah

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

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 3 - 7 Yes

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

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

Koranyi, Kinga

GTA Young Adult any No

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

Krakauer, Renate

Toronto Memoir and fiction any 5 - 9 Yes

Krossing, Karen

Toronto, ON Fiction for kids and teens 100 4-12 Yes

Kusugak, Michael

Qualicum Beach, BC Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

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, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Leedahl, Shelley A.

Ladysmith mini-drama, poetry, fiction depends No

Levy, Joanne

Hamilton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 No

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Little, Ashley

Kelowna Young Adult Fiction 15-60 4-12 Yes

Livesley, Jack

Toronto, ON Drama, Fiction, Non-Fiction, TV & Film 50 7-12 No

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Long, Angela

multi-genre 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, J. Hugh

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

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

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 Yes

Maviglia, Joseph


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

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 100 3-12 Yes

Messier, Mireille

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

Meyrick, Rich

New Dundee Children's flexible 4-8 Yes

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Mills, Jean

Guelph Writing workshop 25 (maximum) 3-12 No

Mills-Milde, Valerie

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

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Misri, Angela

Toronto fiction, mystery, journalism, creative writing, history, historical fiction 100 5-12 No

Miyata, Cathy

Burlington, ON Fiction, Non-Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Mook-Sang, Jennifer

fiction, middle-grade, picture book, workshops up to 200 for presentations, up to 30 for writing workshope 3 to 12 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

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Nanji, Shenaaz

Calgary Celebration of Diversity, Refugee &Forced Migration, Child Slavery, Family Relationships 100 Grade 1 to Grade 12 Yes

Nyoka, Gail

Toronto Plays and prose Negotiable 4 - 7 Yes

O'Donnell, Liam

Toronto Children's Fiction & Graphic Novels 60 max 4-8 No

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 4-8 No

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Olding, Susan

Kingston and surrounding area All No

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

Owens, Ann-Maureen

Kingston Children's non-fiction, Canadian history flexible 3 - 5; 6 - 8; 9 -12 Yes

Paris, Erna

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

Parkinson, Curtis

Bancroft, ON YA Fiction, picture books flexible k-8 No

Parmar, Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Patz, Deborah S.

Vancouver 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

Penne, A. S.

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

Pereira, Helen

Mississauga, ON Fiction, Essays 30 10-12 Yes

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Peterson, Lois

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

Pierson, Ruth Roach

Poetry No

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 Yes

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction No

Pitt, Steve

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

Porter, Helen Fogwill

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

Poulin, Bernard

Ottawa writing-visualizing workshops 20 Yes

Powe, Bruce A.

Toronto, ON Fiction, Non-Fiction flexible 8-12 No

Powell, Marie

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

Power, Rodney Christian

Vernon International thrillers, spiritual thrillers No

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

Toronto Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Ranney, Don

Arthur Theological Fantasy any size 9 to 12 No

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Revelle, Rick

Glenburnie Historical Fiction - 1300's Pre-contact Canada Any size Grades 7 and up Yes

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

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Ross, Veronica

Kitchener, ON Fiction flexible 8-12 Yes

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Rossi, Erno Delano

Niagara Peninsula Oral Histories Books and DVD's Gymnasium Size 5 to university No

Rowntree, Lenore

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

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Sadler, Judy-Ann

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

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Scarsbrook, Richard

Toronto, ON Young Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction, Poetry negotiable 6 and up No

Schmidt, Rene

Trenton Fiction, Non-Fiction, Disasters, History 10 - 100 4 -12 No

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Scrimger, Richard

Cobourg, ON 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

Shapiro, Simon

Toronto Science Up to 30 preferred 7 and up No

Sherrard, Valerie

Miramichi/GTA when in Ontario Child to Young Adult Varies by age 5-12 Yes

Shields, Vanessa

Windsor Poetry/Young Adult/Memoir Any (workshops can be catered to small or large groups) JK - 12 No

Shipley, Jocelyn

Toronto, ON YA 60 6-12 No

Shmelzer, Anne

Madoc fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

Silver, Eve

Toronto YA/fiction/ flexible 7-12 No

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Skidmore, Patricia

Salt Spring Island Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

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

Slunder, Bonita

Prescott memoirs, fiction, poetry, screenwriting 10-30 JK to High Schools Yes

Smart, Carolyn

Kingston Poetry unlimited 11/12 No

Smith, Heather T.

Young Adult 30-40 participants 9-12 No

Smith, John M.

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

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Sneyd, Lola

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

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Spence, Craig

Victoria Children's Mystery & Fantasy / Adult Fiction 20-60 No

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, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Steckley, John L.

non-fiction Aboriginal any 3 - university No

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Stewart, Donna

Wiarton, ON Fiction 60 3-8 No

Stinson, Kathy

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

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Stratton, Allan

Toronto, ON fiction, drama, comedy flexible 9-12 Yes

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Stuart, Amy

Toronto Literary Fiction, Thrillers and Mysteries, Short Fiction, Memoir 5-1000 7-12 Yes

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

Tate, Nikki

Various Available Any size, though no more than a 3 grade spread per session K-Adult No

Thornhill, Jan

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

Toten, Teresa

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

Towell, Ann

Children's literature 50 (maximum) 4-8 Yes

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Upjohn, Rebecca

Harrisville, NH Children's fiction and non-fiction 60-ish/somewhat flexible K-6 Yes

Vermond, Kira

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

vernon, thom

GTA Fiction, Screenwriting, Performance, Academic/Critical Writing, Blogging 5-45 5-12 Yes

Verstraete, Larry

Winnipeg Non-Fiction negotiable 3-8 No

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Wade, Laura

Strathroy ON Children's Humour No

Walker, Ruth E.

Whitby 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 and Mindful Creative Writing 100 6-12 No

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Welldon, Christine

toronto, halifax black history, community, boys book club 60 No

Westerhof, Patricia

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

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Williams, Barbara

Toronto, ON Non-Fiction, Poetry 20-30 6-12 No

Wilson, Janet

Guelph nonfiction and picture book 60-90 Yes

Wilson, John

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

Wilson, Budge

Hubbards, NS Fiction 60 3-6 No

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

Winters, Kari-Lynn

St. Catharines, Ontario picture books, poetry, drama 500 max. 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

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Wylie, Bettyjane

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

Yashinsky, Dan

Toronto, ON Fiction up to 150 4-12 No

Young, Jessica

Picture books and chapter books Up to 300/presentation or 30/workshop Pre-K though 5th No

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 50 K-4 No

Zimmermann, Werner

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

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 No