Participating Authors

Author City Genre Audience sizesort descending Grades Northern Program

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Champagne, Lyse

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

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction No

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults Yes

Molavi, Fereshteh

Toronto Fiction Secondary Schools Yes

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Kelly, Anne C.

Historical Fiction 4-7 No

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Pierson, Ruth Roach

Poetry No

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Evans Shaw, Susan

Hamilton Non-fiction No

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

Keith, Julie

fiction No

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

Parmar, Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Boudreau, Hélène

Children's No

Olding, Susan

Vancouver All No

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Paris, Erna

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

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

St. Leonard 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

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

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

Abdou, Angie

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

Conan, James A.

Toronto Picture Books 10-30 K-2 No

Halton, Phil

Toronto Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction 10-30 9-12 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

Misri, Angela

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

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Watt, Kelly

Hamilton, Ontario Walking Meditation and Mindful Creative Writing 100 6-12 No

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Krossing, Karen

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

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Wallace, Ian

Brookline, Massachusetts Fiction 100 K-12 No

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 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

Dinsmore, Danika

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

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

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

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

Poulin, Bernard

Ottawa writing-visualizing workshops 20 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

Jansen in de Wal, John

Scarborough Poetry / Fiction 20 absolute max No

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 No

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 Yes

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

McAllister, Paul

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

Bhathena, Tanaz

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

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

Weber, Lori

Young Adult Fiction, Junior Fiction, Picture Books 25 - 40 All 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

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

Laundry, Miriam

St. Catharines Children - Motivational 250 1-6 Yes

With, Cathleen

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

Sneyd, Lola

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

Drabek, Jan

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

Barnes, Michael

Minden Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 11-12 Yes

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Rempel, Al

Prince George Poetry 30 8-12 Yes

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Porter, Helen Fogwill

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

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Camlot, Heather

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

Wylie, Betty Jane

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

Green, Dawn

Victoria YA Fiction/Creative Writing 30-100 7-12 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

Jackson, Chris

Ottawa Picture Books 30-60 1-6 Yes

Kasper, Vancy

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

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 Yes

Babineau, Sharon

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

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 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

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

Dawson, Willow

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

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

vernon, thom

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

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

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 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

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

Wilson, Budge

Hubbards, NS Fiction 60 3-6 No

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Stewart, Donna

Wiarton, ON Fiction 60 3-8 No

Greer, Daphne

middle readers/YA 60 3 - 6 No

Cotter, Charis

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

Stinson, Kathy

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

Shipley, Jocelyn

Toronto, ON YA 60 6-12 No

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 No

Clarke, George Elliott

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

O'Donnell, Liam

London Children's Fiction & Graphic Novels 60 max 4-8 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

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 75 JK-12 Yes

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Walsh, Ann

Williams Lake, BC Fiction & Non-Fiction 75 4-12 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

Bogart, Jo Ellen

Guelph, ON Fiction 80 K-6 Yes

Dunn, Sonja

Toronto Fiction & Poetry 80 k-6 No

Gilmore, Rachna

Ottawa, ON Fiction 80 1-8 No

Bryant, Jill

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

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

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

Johnston, Julie

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

Decter, Nora

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

Munteanu, Nina

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

Clark, Richard

Oakville Children's - Chapter Books any 2-6 Yes

MacSkimming, Roy

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

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

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

Leahy, Stephen

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

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Shortell, Ann

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

Mordecai, Pamela

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

Anderson, R.J.

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

Topperman, Caroline

Writing - General Any 10+ No

Rosenbaum, Bev

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

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Joyce, Mere

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

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Barclay, Michael

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

Dagnino, Arianna

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

Glickman, Susan

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

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Schafrick, Ron

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

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Krakauer, Renate

Toronto Memoir and fiction any 5 - 9 Yes

Becker, Helaine

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

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

Leslie, Mark

Waterloo Ghost Stories Any 5 through 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

Lye, Harriet

Fiction, and personal writing (memoir) any size 6-12 Yes

Kilbourne, Christina

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

Revelle, Rick

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

Skidmore, Patricia

Nanaimo Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Favro, Terri

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

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Antao-Xavier, Cheryl

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

Thompson, Kate J.

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

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Charleson, Karen

Tofino Fiction Any size Grades 7 and up. Yes

Dance, Jennifer

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

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.

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

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Carter, Anne Laurel

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Sher, Emil

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

Silver, Eve

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

Owens, Ann-Maureen

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

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Black, Arthur

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

Moore, Christopher

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

Hetherington, Victoria

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

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up Yes

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 No

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

Manson, Ainslie

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

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

Wilson, John

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

Aihoshi, Susan

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

Homel, David

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

Parkinson, Curtis

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

Wilson, Janet

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

Waltner-Toews, David

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

McKay, Sharon E.

Cornwall Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible Yes

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

MacDonald, Hugh

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

Gill, Stephen

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

Giron, Sephera

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

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 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

Spring, Debbie

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

Downie, Mary Alice

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

Patz, Deborah S.

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

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Ross, Veronica

Kitchener, ON Fiction flexible 8-12 Yes

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Hawkins, Vanessa C.

St George Young Adult/Fantasy/Horror/Fiction Flexible 4-12 Yes

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 No

Meyrick, Rich

New Dundee Children's flexible 4-8 Yes

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Brown, Sharon

Robert’s Creek, BC Non-Fiction flexible 7-8 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

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Scrimger, Richard

Cobourg, ON Fiction flexible k-8 No

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction / Memoir flexible 6-12 No

Burningham, Bradd

Windsor, ON Fiction flexible 3-12 No

Loughead, Deb

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

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Charles, Veronika Martenova

Toronto, ON Fiction Flexible K-8 No

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Wong, Edwin

Victoria Theatre, Literature flexible High School Yes

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Tamberg, Urve

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

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

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

Rossi, Erno Delano

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

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

Körner, Miriam

La Ronge, SK Young Adult and Picture Book max. 60 k-12 No

Midgley, Peter

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

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

Sackville 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

Banyard, Antonia

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

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Eamer, Claire

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

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Nyoka, Gail

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

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Quattrocchi, Marina

Toronto Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit 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

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

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Single classroom JK-4 No

Smith, Caighlan

Ottawa Reading & Author Talk/Creative Writing Workshop Small class to full auditorium for presentation/10-40 for workshop (some flexibility) 4-12 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

Austen, Catherine

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

Kerbel, Deborah

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

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

Mook-Sang, Jennifer

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

Shapiro, Simon

Toronto Science Up to 30 preferred 7 and up No

Young, Jessica

Picture books and chapter books Up to 300 per presentation or 30 per workshop (preferred) Pre-K though 6th No

Wayne, Joyce

Oakville Fiction up to 35 students Grade 7 to 12 No

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

O'Cinneide, C.S.

Guelph Literary thriller & magical realism Up to 500 Grade 9 and up No

Buchanan, Joan Elizabeth

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

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 60 K-4 No

Coates, Jan L.

Wolfville (also GTA) children's fiction up to 75 P-9 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

McCracken, Hugh T.

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

Borson, Roo

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

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 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

Arato, Rona

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

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Jaffe, Ellen S.

Hamilton, ON Poetry, Fiction varies 2-8 & high school 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