Participating Authors

Author City Genre Audience sizesort descending Grades Northern Program

Champagne, Lyse

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

Kafarowski, Joanna

Victoria Polar No

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults Yes

Molavi, Fereshteh

Toronto Fiction Secondary Schools Yes

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction No

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Kelly, Anne C.

Historical Fiction 4-7 No

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

O'Connor, Heather M.

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

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Johnson, Terry

Whitefish Falls middle grade fiction 2 - 8 Yes

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

Winter, Wendy

Squamish Children's Picture Books Preschool to Grade 2 Yes

Boudreau, Helene

Markham Children's No

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

De Sa, Anthony

Toronto Creative Writing - Fiction No

Keith, Julie

fiction No

Evans Shaw, Susan

Hamilton Non-fiction No

Parmar, Kalwant Singh Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Olding, Susan

Vancouver All No

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Toffanello, Paul

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

Corr, John

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

Paris, Erna

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

Snow, Jennifer

Edmonton Romance or Thriller 1-100 10-12 Yes

deGroot, Renny

Port Hope Historical Fiction 10 - 100 7 and up Yes

Schmidt, Rene

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

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

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

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Rowntree, Lenore

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

Jennings, Peter

Midland Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Canton, Licia

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

Burtinshaw, Julie

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

Bloom, Ronna

Toronto Poetry 10-100 5-12 No

Hartley, Julie

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

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Harris, Kate

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

Daher, Anita

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

Harlick, Robin

fiction 10-200 9-12 Yes

Tysdal, Daniel Scott

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

Abdou, Angie

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

Halton, Phil

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

van Staalduinen, Brent

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

Conan, James A.

Toronto Picture Books 10-30 K-2 No

Bennett, Carolyn

Toronto Fiction 10-50 11-12 No

Dublin, Anne

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

Brown, Hannah

literary fiction 10-60 11 12 No

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 Yes

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

Krossing, Karen

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

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 JK-12 Yes

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Watt, Kelly

Hamilton, Ontario Walking Meditation 100 6-12 No

Wallace, Ian

Brookline, Massachusetts Fiction 100 K-12 No

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 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

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Kacer, Kathy

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

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 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

Peterson, Lois

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

Curtis, Andrea

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

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 4-8 No

Smith, Heather T.

Children's, Young Adult 150 for presentations, 30 for workshops JK- grade 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

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 No

Andersen, Marguerite

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry 20 7-8 No

Downie, Glen

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

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No

Dunn, Mark D.

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

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 No

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 Yes

McAllister, Paul

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

Bhathena, Tanaz

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

Hohn, Nadia L

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

Peacock, Shane

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

Nash, Peta-Gaye

Mississauga Literary, Caribbean, Children's Lit 200 for presentations, 30 for workshops kindergarten to Grade 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

Roitman, Gina

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

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Honeybourn, Jennifer

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

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

With, Cathleen

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

Porter, Helen Fogwill

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

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Barnes, Michael

Minden Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 11-12 Yes

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

Drabek, Jan

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

Sneyd, Lola

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

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

Albanese, Eleanor

Thunder Bay fiction, memoir 30 4-12 Yes

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Rempel, Al

Prince George Poetry 30 8-12 Yes

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Ottoni, Christine

Toronto Fiction, Poetry 30 for workshops 7-12 No

Camlot, Heather

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

Wylie, Bettyjane

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

Bourke, Pat

Toronto YA Historical Fiction 30 to 100 4 and up No

Toten, Teresa

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

Mills-Milde, Valerie

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

Godkin, Celia

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

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

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

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

Kasper, Vancy

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

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 Yes

Ulrich, Maureen

Lampman Young Adult 300 6 - 12 No

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 12 Yes

Smith, John M.

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

Peetoom, Laura

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

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 No

Kirk, Heather

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

Saba, Maria

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

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Wolf-Heffner, Lori

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

Messier, Mireille

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

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

McLeod, Heather

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

Mulder, Michelle

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

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 No

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 Yes

Walters, Eric

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

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Sadler, Judy-Ann

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

McLellan, Stephanie Simpson

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

Escott, Helen C.

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

Winters, Kari-Lynn

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

Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

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

Stinson, Kathy

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

Cotter, Charis

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

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Stewart, Donna

South Bruce Peninsula Fiction 60 3-8 No

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 No

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Wishinsky, Frieda

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

Lawson, Julie

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

Upjohn, Rebecca

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

Gunnery, Sylvia

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

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 Yes

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also Yes

Kusugak, Michael

Arnes Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

Leavey, Peggy Dymond

Trenton, ON Fiction 70-100 4-8 No

Greenwood, Barbara

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

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Walsh, Ann

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

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Love, K. Ann

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

Frizzell, Colin

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

O'Cinneide, C.S.

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

Bryant, Jill

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

Bogart, Jo Ellen

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

O'Leary, Sara

Children's Writing 90 K-3 Yes

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

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

Zimmermann, Werner

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

Capilongo, Domenico

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

Decter, Nora

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

Barker, Donna

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

Munteanu, Nina

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

Doose, Dylan

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

Joyce, Mere

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

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Crump, Jennifer

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

Rosenbaum, Bev

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

Westcott, Frank

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

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Anderson, R.J.

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

Mordecai, Pamela

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

MacSkimming, Roy

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

Leahy, Stephen

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

Dagnino, Arianna

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

Kieszkowski, Grzegorz

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

Barclay, Michael

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

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Becker, Helaine

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

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Dickson, Alessia

Toronto Young Adult Fantasy Any Grades 4 to 12 Yes

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Romanuk, Paul

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

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

Leslie, Mark

Waterloo Ghost Stories Any 5 through 12 No

Brewer, Nic

Kitchener Fiction Any 10-12 Yes

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Haynes, Diane

Vancouver YA Any 4-12 Yes

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

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

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

Marjerrison, Lara Margaret

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

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Wood Barrett, Rebecca

Whistler Literary Children's Middle Grade Fiction any 4-6 Yes

Shortell, Ann

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

Schafrick, Ron

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

Thornhill Verma, Jenn

Ottawa creative nonfiction (history, memoir, narrative); can include an art element any K-12 Yes

Glickman, Susan

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

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Silver, Erin

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

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Topperman, Caroline

Writing - General Any 10+ 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

Favro, Terri

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

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Stapley, Marissa

Toronto Fiction Any size Any grade Yes

Charleson, Karen

Tofino Fiction Any size Grades 7 and up. Yes

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Thompson, Kate J.

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

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Any size JK-5 No

Revelle, Rick

Napanee 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

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Dance, Jennifer

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

Mutala, Marion

Saskatoon Creative writing any size any grades Yes

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Skidmore, Patricia

Nanaimo Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Vermond, Kira

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

Ludwig, Sidura

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

Burakowski, Ella

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

Kessler, Deirdre

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

Cowan, Janice

Victoria children's, adult approx 30 No

Beasley, David

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

Kuyek, Joan Newman

Ottawa non-fiction can vary 10-13 Yes

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Walker, Ruth E.

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

Stonier-Newman, Lynne

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

Carter, Anne

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Scrimger, Richard

Cobourg, ON Fiction flexible k-8 No

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Giron, Sephera

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

Brown, Sharon

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

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

Silver, Eve

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

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Tamberg, Urve

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

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Charles, Veronika Martenova

Toronto, ON Fiction Flexible K-8 No

Meyrick, Rich

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

Sher, Emil

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

Sulaiman, Sonia

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

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

McLean, Dirk

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

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Powell, Marie

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

Aihoshi, Susan

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

MacDonald, Hugh

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

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up Yes

Patz, Deborah S.

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

Manson, Ainslie

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

Waltner-Toews, David

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

Moore, Christopher

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

Wilson, John

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

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 No

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Gill, Stephen

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

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

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

McKay, Sharon E.

Cornwall Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible Yes

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Downie, Mary Alice

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

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Loughead, Deb

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

Hetherington, Victoria

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

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Spring, Debbie

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

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 No

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Homel, David

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

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction / Memoir flexible 6-12 No

Wilson, Janet

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

Burningham, Bradd

Windsor, ON Fiction flexible 3-12 No

Deen, Natasha

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

Coutu Radmore, Claudia

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

Ohi, Ruth

Toronto Picture Books, KidLit Author/Illustrator, Getting Published, Workshops Flexible depending on venue. Please visit www.RuthOhi.com for virtual visits. Preschool, JK-Gr3 No

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

Priest, Robert

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

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

Taekema, Sylvia

Chatham Children's fiction However many fit comfortably in the room you've chosen 1-8 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

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Tanaka, Shelley

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

Thornhill, Jan

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

Midgley, Peter

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

Körner, Miriam

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

Farrell Holler, Sue

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

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

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

Somerville, Janet

Toronto Narrative nonfiction N/A 9-12 Yes

Pateman, Annette

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

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Edgar, Patti

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

Eamer, Claire

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

Verstraete, Larry

Winnipeg Non-Fiction negotiable 3-8 No

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

Nyoka, Gail

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

Banyard, Antonia

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

Quattrocchi, Marina

Smiths Falls Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Cohen, Marina

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

Ellis, Deborah

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

Malcolm, David

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

Berg, Sharon

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

Piudik, Jaclyn

Toronto Poetry Open 5-12 Yes

Duarte, Marilyn

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

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Swan, Dane

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

Barnes, Mike

Toronto, ON Short stories, novels, poetry Regular 7-12 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

Westerhof, Patricia

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

Pitt, Steve

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

Bower, Annette

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

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

Penne, A. S.

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

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

Kerbel, Deborah

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

Austen, Catherine

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

Bow, James

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

Grant, Vicki

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

Tregebov, Rhea

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

Mook-Sang, Jennifer

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

Coates, Jan L.

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

Wayne, Joyce

Oakville Fiction up to 35 students Grade 7 to 12 No

Brouwer, Sigmund

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

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

Buchanan, Elizabeth

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

Leger, Diane Carmel

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

Clark, Richard

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

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 70 K-4 No

Galat, Joan Marie

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

Gauer, Kathleen

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

Shmelzer, Anne

Madoc fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

MacKay, Elly

Owen Sound Picture Books upto 90 students JK - 5 No

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Borson, Roo

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

McCracken, Hugh T.

Ottawa, ON Young adult and Adult Fiction variable 4-12 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

Jaffe, Ellen S.

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

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Arato, Rona

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

Carmichael, L.E.

STEM varies with program selected K-12 Yes

Bowie, Chuck

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

Romanek, Trudee

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