Participating Authors

Author City Genresort descending Audience size Grades Northern Program

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Dagnino, Arianna

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

Olding, Susan

Vancouver All 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

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Barclay, Michael

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

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

Skidmore, Patricia

Salt Spring Island Canadian history any size 6-12 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

Messier, Mireille

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

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Boudreau, Hélène

Children's No

Meyrick, Rich

New Dundee Children's flexible 4-8 Yes

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

Clark, Richard

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

Austen, Catherine

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

Grant, Vicki

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

McLellan, Stephanie Simpson

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

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

McAllister, Paul

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

Cotter, Charis

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

Coates, Jan L.

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

Taekema, Sylvia

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

O'Donnell, Liam

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

Mulder, Michelle

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

Kessler, Deirdre

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

Upjohn, Rebecca

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

Becker, Helaine

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

Peterson, Lois

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

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Kusugak, Michael

Arnes Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Romanek, Trudee

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

Love, K. Ann

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

Thornhill, Jan

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

Owens, Ann-Maureen

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

Bryant, Jill

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

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Cowan, Janice

Victoria children's, adult approx 30 No

Powell, Marie

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

Cohen, Marina

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

Smith, Heather T.

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

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Daher, Anita

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

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

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

Lawson, Julie

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

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

Loughead, Deb

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

Dawson, Willow

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

Shortell, Ann

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

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

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

Penne, A. S.

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

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Vermond, Kira

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

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

Wylie, Bettyjane

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

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

Hetherington, Victoria

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

Quattrocchi, Marina

Toronto Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Bow, James

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

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Bogart, Jo Ellen

Guelph, ON Fiction 80 K-6 Yes

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Gunnery, Sylvia

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

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Wilson, Budge

Hubbards, NS Fiction 60 3-6 No

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 75 JK-12 Yes

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 No

Stewart, Donna

Wiarton, ON Fiction 60 3-8 No

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Charles, Veronika Martenova

Toronto, ON Fiction Flexible K-8 No

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 No

Leavey, Peggy Dymond

Trenton, ON Fiction 70-100 4-8 No

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 4-8 No

Scrimger, Richard

Cobourg, ON Fiction flexible k-8 No

Gilmore, Rachna

Ottawa, ON Fiction 80 1-8 No

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

Wallace, Ian

Brookline, Massachusetts Fiction 100 K-12 No

Burningham, Bradd

Windsor, ON Fiction flexible 3-12 No

Carter, Anne Laurel

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 Yes

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Keith, Julie

fiction No

Ross, Veronica

Kitchener, ON Fiction flexible 8-12 Yes

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

Harlick, Robin

fiction 10-200 9-12 Yes

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Abdou, Angie

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

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

Ludwig, Sidura

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

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 Yes

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction No

McLeod, Heather

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

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 No

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Shmelzer, Anne

Madoc fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 Yes

Wayne, Joyce

Oakville Fiction up to 35 students Grade 7 to 12 No

Charleson, Karen

Tofino Fiction Any size Grades 7 and up. Yes

Walsh, Ann

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

Dunn, Sonja

Toronto Fiction & Poetry 80 k-6 No

Greenwood, Barbara

Don Mills, ON Fiction &Non-Fiction 75 3-8 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

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

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

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

MacSkimming, Roy

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

Thompson, Kate J.

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

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Walker, Ruth E.

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

Krossing, Karen

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

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

With, Cathleen

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

Lye, Harriet

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

Stinson, Kathy

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

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Rowntree, Lenore

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

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Saba, Maria

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

Drabek, Jan

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

Decter, Nora

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

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Misri, Angela

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

McKay, Sharon E.

Cornwall Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible Yes

Homel, David

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

Porter, Helen Fogwill

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

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

Beasley, David

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

Manson, Ainslie

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

Barnes, Michael

Minden Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 11-12 Yes

Kirk, Heather

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

Schmidt, Rene

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

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Downie, Mary Alice

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

Sneyd, Lola

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

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 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

Kasper, Vancy

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

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Andersen, Marguerite

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry 20 7-8 No

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

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

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Patz, Deborah S.

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

vernon, thom

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

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

Pitawanakwat, Kenn

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve fiction,non-fiction, memoir, Indigenous, Ottawa Language/culture any size 1-12 baccalaureate, post baccalaureate - PH.d. Yes

Schafrick, Ron

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

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 12 Yes

Peacock, Shane

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

Walters, Eric

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

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Westerhof, Patricia

Toronto Fiction: Editing Skills ten to thirty 8-12 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

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Leslie, Mark

Waterloo Ghost Stories Any 5 through 12 No

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Aihoshi, Susan

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

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 12 Yes

Tamberg, Urve

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

Revelle, Rick

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

Kacer, Kathy

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

Dublin, Anne

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

Champagne, Lyse

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

Wilson, John

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

Burakowski, Ella

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

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Giron, Sephera

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

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Godkin, Celia

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

Arato, Rona

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

Spring, Debbie

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

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Mills-Milde, Valerie

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

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Halton, Phil

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

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Paris, Erna

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

O'Cinneide, C.S.

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

Nash, Peta-Gaye

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

Dinsmore, Danika

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

Krakauer, Renate

Toronto Memoir and fiction any 5 - 9 Yes

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

Tanaka, Shelley

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

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Banyard, Antonia

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

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Eamer, Claire

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

Camlot, Heather

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

Anderson, R.J.

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

Greer, Daphne

middle readers/YA 60 3 - 6 No

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Brown, Sharon

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

Evans Shaw, Susan

Hamilton Non-fiction No

Kuyek, Joan Newman

Ottawa non-fiction can vary 10-13 Yes

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

Black, Arthur

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

Smith, John M.

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

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up Yes

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction flexible 6-12 No

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Jennings, Peter

Midland Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 No

Pitt, Steve

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

Sadler, Judy-Ann

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

Moore, Christopher

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

Methot, Suzanne

Toronto 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

Babineau, Sharon

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

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Waltner-Toews, David

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

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

Leahy, Stephen

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

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Wilson, Janet

Guelph nonfiction and picture book 60-90 Yes

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Galat, Joan Marie

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

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Rossi, Erno Delano

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

Roitman, Gina

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

Rosenbaum, Bev

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

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Single classroom JK-4 No

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 Yes

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 60 K-4 No

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also Yes

Jackson, Chris

Ottawa Picture Books 30-60 1-6 Yes

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

MacKay, Elly

Owen Sound Picture Books upto 90 students JK - 5 No

Gauer, Kathleen

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

Young, Jessica

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

Wishinsky, Frieda

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

Tsiang, Sarah

Kingston Picture Books, Children's Non-Fiction, Poetry Any 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

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

Winters, Kari-Lynn

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

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 No

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Pierson, Ruth Roach

Poetry No

Downie, Glen

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

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 No

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Rempel, Al

Prince George Poetry 30 8-12 Yes

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Jansen in de Wal, John

Scarborough Poetry / Fiction 20 absolute max No

Capilongo, Domenico

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

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

Borson, Roo

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

Jaffe, Ellen S.

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

Parmar, Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 Yes

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

MacDonald, Hugh

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

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Glickman, Susan

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

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

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

Midgley, Peter

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

Berg, Sharon

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

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Gill, Stephen

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

Malcolm, David

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

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Priest, Robert

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

Swan, Dane

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

Mordecai, Pamela

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

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults Yes

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction 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

Kilbourne, Christina

Greater Toronto Area Readings Available for Tween, Young Adult, Adult Any size Grades 5 and up 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

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

Shapiro, Simon

Toronto Science Up to 30 preferred 7 and up No

Munteanu, Nina

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

Favro, Terri

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

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Antao-Xavier, Cheryl

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

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 12 No

Canton, Licia

St. Leonard short stories, creative nonfiction, nonfiction, children's stories 10 to 70 Grades 4 to 12 No

Barnes, Mike

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

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

Nyoka, Gail

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

Carmichael, L.E.

STEM varies with program selected K-12 Yes

Bowie, Chuck

Fredericton Suspense-Thriller Various, Usu. Classroom 9-12, College, University 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

Ranney, Don

Arthur Theological Fantasy any size 9 to 12 No

Harris, Kate

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

Watt, Kelly

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

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Bower, Annette

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

Mills, Jean

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

Zimmermann, Werner

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

Buchanan, Joan Elizabeth

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

Poulin, Bernard

Ottawa writing-visualizing workshops 20 Yes

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Shipley, Jocelyn

Toronto, ON YA 60 6-12 No

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Ellis, Deborah

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

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Kerbel, Deborah

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

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Johnston, Julie

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

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Curtis, Andrea

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

Parkinson, Curtis

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

Green, Dawn

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

Bourke, Pat

Toronto YA Historical Fiction 30 to 100 4 and up No

Deen, Natasha

Edmonton YA, kidlit Flexible JK-Grade 12 Yes

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

Silver, Eve

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

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Dance, Jennifer

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

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 No

Toten, Teresa

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

McCracken, Hugh T.

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

Körner, Miriam

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

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

Weber, Lori

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

Sher, Emil

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

Joyce, Mere

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

Bhathena, Tanaz

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

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Hawkins, Vanessa C.

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

Burtinshaw, Julie

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

Frizzell, Colin

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