Participating Authors

Author Citysort descending Genre Audience size Grades Northern Program

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Joyce, Mere

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

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Smith, Heather T.

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

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Harlick, Robin

fiction 10-200 9-12 Yes

Brown, Hannah

literary fiction 10-60 11 12 No

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction 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

Topperman, Caroline

Writing - General Any 10+ No

Sher, Emil

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

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 12 Yes

Pierson, Ruth Roach

Poetry No

Reyes, Cynthia

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

Farrell Holler, Sue

Children's Literature Maximum 75 K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 No

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

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

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 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

Carmichael, L.E.

STEM varies with program selected K-12 Yes

Brouwer, Sigmund

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

Kelly, Anne C.

Historical Fiction 4-7 No

Leahy, Stephen

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

Weber, Lori

Young Adult Fiction, Junior Fiction, Picture Books 25 - 40 All No

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Priest, Robert

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

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Keith, Julie

fiction No

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Ludwig, Sidura

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

Parmar, Kalwant Singh Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Boudreau, Hélène

Children's No

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Kusugak, Michael

Arnes Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

Harris, Kate

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

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Romanek, Trudee

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

Kirk, Heather

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

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Manson, Ainslie

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

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Wallace, Ian

Brookline, Massachusetts Fiction 100 K-12 No

MacDonald, Hugh

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

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 Yes

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 Yes

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 Yes

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 4-8 No

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Abdou, Angie

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

Coutu Radmore, Claudia

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

Smith, John M.

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

Taekema, Sylvia

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

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Kieszkowski, Grzegorz

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

Peacock, Shane

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

Scrimger, Richard

Cobourg, ON Fiction flexible k-8 No

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

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

McKay, Sharon E.

Cornwall Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible Yes

Gill, Stephen

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

Gunnery, Sylvia

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

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 No

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Greenwood, Barbara

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

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Wilson, Janet

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

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

Galat, Joan Marie

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

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

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

Deen, Natasha

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

Midgley, Peter

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

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Giron, Sephera

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

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

Godkin, Celia

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

Bowie, Chuck

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

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

McAllister, Paul

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

Eamer, Claire

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

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 No

Austen, Catherine

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

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

Revelle, Rick

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

Kilbourne, Christina

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

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

Bow, James

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

Walters, Eric

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

Mills, Jean

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

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 12 No

Vermond, Kira

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

O'Cinneide, C.S.

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

Zimmermann, Werner

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

Bogart, Jo Ellen

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

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

Grant, Vicki

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

van Staalduinen, Brent

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

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

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

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Evans Shaw, Susan

Hamilton Non-fiction No

Watt, Kelly

Hamilton, Ontario Walking Meditation 100 6-12 No

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Wilson, Budge

Hubbards, NS Fiction 60 3-6 No

Malcolm, David

Inuvik Poetry, personal memoir No size limits 3 to high school Yes

Stonier-Newman, Lynne

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

Love, K. Ann

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

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Owens, Ann-Maureen

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

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Tanaka, Shelley

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

Prairie, Katherine

Kingston Fiction(Suspense/thriller/mystery); Geology, Environment, Women in Science and Technology Flexible for presentations; workshops limited to 40 participants Grades 7 and up Yes

Bryant, Jill

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

Downie, Mary Alice

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

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Mordecai, Pamela

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

Waltner-Toews, David

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

Körner, Miriam

La Ronge, SK Young Adult and Picture Book max. 60 k-12 Yes

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up Yes

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

Mills-Milde, Valerie

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

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Sadler, Judy-Ann

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

Shmelzer, Anne

Madoc fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

Thompson, Kate J.

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

Cohen, Marina

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

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Arato, Rona

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

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 60 K-4 No

Jennings, Peter

Midland Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Barnes, Michael

Minden Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 11-12 Yes

Bhathena, Tanaz

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

Nash, Peta-Gaye

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

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also Yes

Canton, Licia

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

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults Yes

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Homel, David

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

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 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

Skidmore, Patricia

Nanaimo Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Peterson, Lois

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

Banyard, Antonia

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

Meyrick, Rich

New Dundee Children's flexible 4-8 Yes

McLellan, Stephanie Simpson

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

Rossi, Erno Delano

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

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Wayne, Joyce

Oakville Fiction up to 35 students Grade 7 to 12 No

Clark, Richard

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

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Thornhill, Jan

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

Walker, Ruth E.

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

Saba, Maria

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

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 12 Yes

Champagne, Lyse

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

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Kuyek, Joan Newman

Ottawa non-fiction can vary 10-13 Yes

MacSkimming, Roy

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

Gilmore, Rachna

Ottawa, ON Fiction 80 1-8 No

McCracken, Hugh T.

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

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

MacKay, Elly

Owen Sound Picture Books upto 90 students JK - 5 No

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

O'Connor, Heather M.

Peterborough fiction, nonfiction, picture books, fantasy, YA, historical fiction Kindergarten to high school Yes

Johnston, Julie

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

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Rempel, Al

Prince George Poetry 30 8-12 Yes

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Powell, Marie

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

Bower, Annette

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

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

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

Brown, Sharon

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

Stinson, Kathy

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

Pitt, Steve

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

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

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

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

Buchanan, Joan Elizabeth

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

Berg, Sharon

Sarnia Poetry, First Nations Education (History) one classroom (up to two classes) or an auditorium grade 2 -12 Yes

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Mutala, Marion

Saskatoon Creative writing any size any grades Yes

Jansen in de Wal, John

Scarborough Poetry / Fiction 20 absolute max No

Penne, A. S.

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

Beasley, David

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

Ellis, Deborah

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

Quattrocchi, Marina

Smiths Falls Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

Roitman, Gina

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

Silver, Eve

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

Laundry, Miriam

St. Catharines Children - Motivational 250 1-6 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

Cotter, Charis

St. John's Children's Fiction 60 4 to 6 No

Escott, Helen C.

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

Porter, Helen Fogwill

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

Dance, Jennifer

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

Honeybourn, Jennifer

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

Anderson, R.J.

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

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Antao-Xavier, Cheryl

Streetsville, Mississauga Self-Publishing professionally; Multicultural poetry any size elemen; middle and high school; post grad Yes

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 Yes

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Kerbel, Deborah

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

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

Albanese, Eleanor

Thunder Bay fiction, memoir 30 4-12 Yes

McLeod, Heather

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

Charleson, Karen

Tofino Fiction Any size Grades 7 and up. Yes

Burakowski, Ella

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

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction / Memoir flexible 6-12 No

Bourke, Pat

Toronto YA Historical Fiction 30 to 100 4 and up No

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

Schafrick, Ron

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

Westerhof, Patricia

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

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Shortell, Ann

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

Nyoka, Gail

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

Bennett, Carolyn

Toronto Fiction 10-50 11-12 No

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Jaffe, Ellen S.

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

Somerville, Janet

Toronto Narrative nonfiction N/A 9-12 Yes

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Conan, James A.

Toronto Picture Books 10-30 K-2 No

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Wishinsky, Frieda

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

Swan, Dane

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

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Favro, Terri

Toronto Science Fiction; Non-Fiction (robotics and AI); Literary Fiction; Graphic Novels Any size High school grades 11 and 12 Yes

Piudik, Jaclyn

Toronto Poetry Open 5-12 Yes

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Becker, Helaine

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

Bloom, Ronna

Toronto Poetry 10-100 5-12 No

Munteanu, Nina

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

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 No

Halton, Phil

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

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Molavi, Fereshteh

Toronto Fiction Secondary Schools Yes

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

Tamberg, Urve

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

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Misri, Angela

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

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

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

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Hetherington, Victoria

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

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Kacer, Kathy

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

Barclay, Michael

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

Rosenbaum, Bev

Toronto Pic books, MG, YA Any K-12 (can adapt to any age group!) Yes

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 No

Aihoshi, Susan

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

Camlot, Heather

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

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Dickson, Alessia

Toronto Young Adult Fantasy Any Grades 4 to 12 Yes

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Borson, Roo

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

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Ohi, Ruth

Toronto Picture Books, KidLit Author/Illustrator, Getting Published, Workshops 120 (JK-Gr4), Larger is possible for older audiences/stadium seating. JK-Gr4 No

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

De Sa, Anthony

Toronto Creative Writing - Fiction No

Capilongo, Domenico

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

Romanuk, Paul

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

Toten, Teresa

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

Curtis, Andrea

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

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Gauer, Kathleen

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

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Hartley, Julie

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

Marjerrison, Lara Margaret

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

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Silver, Erin

Toronto LGBTQ topics, nonfiction for kids, fiction writing for kids any 5+ Yes

Kessler, Deirdre

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

Messier, Mireille

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

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 No

Carter, Anne Laurel

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

Frizzell, Colin

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

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Krossing, Karen

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

Kasper, Vancy

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

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

Sneyd, Lola

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

Charles, Veronika Martenova

Toronto, ON Fiction Flexible K-8 No

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 JK-12 Yes

Moore, Christopher

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

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 No

Barnes, Mike

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

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Wylie, Betty Jane

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

Paris, Erna

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

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

Downie, Glen

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

Glickman, Susan

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

Spring, Debbie

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

Loughead, Deb

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

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Andersen, Marguerite

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry 20 7-8 No

Upjohn, Rebecca

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

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

Schmidt, Rene

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

Leavey, Peggy Dymond

Trenton, ON Fiction 70-100 4-8 No

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Haynes, Diane

Vancouver YA Any 4-12 Yes

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Toffanello, Paul

Vancouver Mystery & Supernatural 0-350 Middle Grades 4-7 Yes

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

With, Cathleen

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

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Dagnino, Arianna

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

Patz, Deborah S.

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

Rowntree, Lenore

Vancouver Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Writing Tough Topics 10 - 60 6 - 12 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

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

Burtinshaw, Julie

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

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 Yes

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Olding, Susan

Vancouver All No

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Drabek, Jan

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

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Wilson, John

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

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

Cowan, Janice

Victoria children's, adult approx 30 No

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Mulder, Michelle

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

Wong, Edwin

Victoria Theatre, Literature flexible High School Yes

Lawson, Julie

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

Leslie, Mark

Waterloo Ghost Stories Any 5 through 12 No

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Stewart, Donna

Wiarton, ON Fiction 60 3-8 No

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Walsh, Ann

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

Shields, Vanessa

Windsor Focus onPoetry - also Writing Life/Editing&Revising/Young Adult/Memoir Any (workshops can be catered to small or large groups) JK - 12 No

Sulaiman, Sonia

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

Burningham, Bradd

Windsor, ON Fiction flexible 3-12 No

Decter, Nora

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

Daher, Anita

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

Coates, Jan L.

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

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No