Participating Authors

Author City Genresort ascending Audience size Grades Northern Program

Frizzell, Colin

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

Burtinshaw, Julie

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

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Bhathena, Tanaz

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

Joyce, Mere

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

Sher, Emil

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

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Dickson, Alessia

Toronto Young Adult Fantasy Any Grades 4 to 12 Yes

Körner, Miriam

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

McCracken, Hugh T.

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

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

Toten, Teresa

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

Cascioli, Lucia

Young Adult 4-6 No

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Ulrich, Maureen

Lampman Young Adult 300 6 - 12 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

Silver, Eve

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

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

Deen, Natasha

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

Bourke, Pat

Toronto YA Historical Fiction 30 to 100 4 and up No

Curtis, Andrea

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

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

McLean, Dirk

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

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Kerbel, Deborah

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

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Ellis, Deborah

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

Haynes, Diane

Vancouver YA Any 4-12 Yes

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Buchanan, Elizabeth

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

Zimmermann, Werner

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

Topperman, Caroline

Writing - General Any 10+ No

Mills, Jean

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

Wolf-Heffner, Lori

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

Bower, Annette

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

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Watt, Kelly

Hamilton, Ontario Walking Meditation 100 6-12 No

Reyes, Cynthia

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

Harris, Kate

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

Bowie, Chuck

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

Carmichael, L.E.

STEM varies with program selected K-12 Yes

Nyoka, Gail

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

Romanuk, Paul

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

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

Barnes, Mike

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

Canton, Licia

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

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 12 No

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Church, Dana

Waterloo Science, STEM Any Any No

Favro, Terri

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

Munteanu, Nina

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

Snow, Jennifer

Edmonton Romance or Thriller 1-100 10-12 Yes

Brouwer, Sigmund

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

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 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

Kilbourne, Christina

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

Deligoz, Onder

Toronto Reading, storytelling, workshop 5 to 100 1 to 12 Yes

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults Yes

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Kafarowski, Joanna

Victoria Polar No

Mordecai, Pamela

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

Swan, Dane

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

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

Priest, Robert

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

Wagner, Bernadette

Poetry, Spoken Word, Nonfiction, YA 3+ Any No

Dunn, Mark D.

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

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Gill, Stephen

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

Berg, Sharon

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

Midgley, Peter

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

Tregebov, Rhea

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

Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

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

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Sulaiman, Sonia

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

Glickman, Susan

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

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

MacDonald, Hugh

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

Tysdal, Daniel Scott

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

Jaffe, Ellen S.

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

Parmar, Kalwant Singh 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

Borson, Roo

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

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

Capilongo, Domenico

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

Yin, Anna

Mississauga Poetry Alive 10-100 3-12 or adults No

Marjerrison, Lara Margaret

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

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size 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

Bloom, Ronna

Toronto Poetry 10-100 5-12 No

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Oughton, John

Toronto Poetry 36 Grade 5 and up No

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Rempel, Al

Prince George Poetry 30 8-12 Yes

Piudik, Jaclyn

Toronto Poetry Open 5-12 Yes

Pirani, Ayaz

Poetry As appropriate 7-12 Yes

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Duarte, Isabel

Toronto Playwriting, Screenwriting, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open to Discussion 7-12 No

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 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

Meadows, Sally

Riverview Picture Books, Middle Years Non-Fiction, STEM Up to 100 1-5 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

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

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Wishinsky, Frieda

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

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 Yes

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 70 K-4 No

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also 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

Conan, James A.

Toronto Picture Books 10-30 K-2 No

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Any size JK-5 No

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Roitman, Gina

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

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Crump, Jennifer

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

Galat, Joan Marie

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

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Leahy, Stephen

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

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

Waltner-Toews, David

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

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Kieszkowski, Grzegorz

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

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

Mason, Adrienne

Vancouver Island Non-fiction, Children's Writing Approx. 100 K to Adult Yes

Moore, Christopher

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

Sadler, Judy-Ann

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

Pitt, Steve

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

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction / Memoir flexible 6-12 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

Smith, John M.

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

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up Yes

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Verstraete, Larry

Winnipeg Non-Fiction negotiable 3-8 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

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Somerville, Janet

Toronto Narrative nonfiction N/A 9-12 Yes

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Toffanello, Paul

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

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Meyrick, Rich

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

Honeybourn, Jennifer

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

Rosenbaum, Bev

Toronto Middle grade, young adult Any 6-12 (can adapt to any age group!) Yes

Edgar, Patti

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

Anderson, R.J.

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

Camlot, Heather

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

Eamer, Claire

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

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Banyard, Antonia

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

Johnson, Terry

Whitefish Falls middle grade fiction 2 - 8 Yes

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Tanaka, Shelley

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

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

Delaronde, Deborah

Metis 60 1 - 8 No

Coutu Radmore, Claudia

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

Nash, Peta-Gaye

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

O'Cinneide, C.S.

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

Paris, Erna

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

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Halton, Phil

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

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Brown, Hannah

literary fiction 10-60 11 12 No

Wood Barrett, Rebecca

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

Mills-Milde, Valerie

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

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Spring, Debbie

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

Arato, Rona

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

Godkin, Celia

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

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Giron, Sephera

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

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Guest, Jacqueline

Bragg Creek History 100 4-12 No

Burakowski, Ella

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

Wilson, John

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

Champagne, Lyse

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

Dublin, Anne

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

Kacer, Kathy

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

Revelle, Rick

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

Tamberg, Urve

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

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

Kelly, Anne C.

Historical Fiction 4-7 No

deGroot, Renny

Port Hope Historical Fiction 10 - 100 7 and up Yes

Leslie, Mark

Waterloo Ghost Stories Any 5 through 12 No

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

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

Westerhof, Patricia

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

van Staalduinen, Brent

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

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Walters, Eric

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

Peacock, Shane

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

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 12 Yes

Beattie, Anne-Marie

FICTION/CREATIVE NON FICTION 10-200 K-12 No

Schafrick, Ron

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

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

Patz, Deborah S.

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

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

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

Ottoni, Christine

Toronto Fiction, Poetry 30 for workshops 7-12 No

Hartley, Julie

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

Connelly, Karen

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry I am fine with small, intimate audiences or large groups. While my writing is considered 'adult' literature, I have material that is engaging to grade school audiences. I've read and workshopped with kids from Kindergarten up to Grade 12. My bk. Touch the Dragon is a high school text in some provinces. Yes

O'Connor, Heather M.

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

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Westcott, Frank

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

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

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Schmidt, Rene

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

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

Kirk, Heather

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

McKay, Sharon E.

Cornwall Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible 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

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Corr, John

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

Decter, Nora

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

Drabek, Jan

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

Albanese, Eleanor

Thunder Bay fiction, memoir 30 4-12 Yes

Granados, Marlowe

Fiction, Memoir Any 9-12 No

Saba, Maria

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

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Rowntree, Lenore

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

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Stinson, Kathy

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

With, Cathleen

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

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

Krossing, Karen

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

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Walker, Ruth E.

Oshawa Fiction and Poetry Classroom or combined classrooms 7 to 12 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

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

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

Papamarko, Sofi

Toronto Fiction (short story writing), Non-Fiction (personal essay writing) 5 - 500 6 - 12 No

Greenwood, Barbara

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

Walsh, Ann

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

Bogart, Jo Ellen

Guelph, ON Fiction 80 Three grade levels in each talk 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

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 JK-12 Yes

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 No

Stewart, Donna

South Bruce Peninsula 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

Stapley, Marissa

Toronto Fiction Any size Any grade Yes

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

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

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 Yes

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Keith, Julie

fiction No

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

Bennett, Carolyn

Toronto Fiction 10-50 11-12 No

Molavi, Fereshteh

Toronto Fiction Secondary Schools Yes

Brewer, Nic

Kitchener Fiction Any 10-12 Yes

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Bow, James

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

Doose, Dylan

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

Quattrocchi, Marina

Smiths Falls Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Hetherington, Victoria

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

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

Wylie, Bettyjane

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

Escott, Helen C.

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

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

Vermond, Kira

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

Duarte, Marilyn

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

De Sa, Anthony

Toronto Creative Writing - Fiction No

Mutala, Marion

Saskatoon Creative writing any size any grades Yes

Wilson, Janet

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

Thornhill Verma, Jenn

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

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Penne, A. S.

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

Barker, Donna

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

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

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

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Silver, Erin

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

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Shortell, Ann

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

Loughead, Deb

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

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

Lawson, Julie

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

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

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

Leger, Diane Carmel

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

Daher, Anita

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

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Smith, Heather T.

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

Cohen, Marina

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

Powell, Marie

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

Hohn, Nadia L

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

Cowan, Janice

Burlington children's, adult approx 30 No

O'Leary, Sara

Children's Writing 90 K-3 Yes

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Winter, Wendy

Squamish Children's Picture Books Preschool to Grade 2 Yes

Pateman, Annette

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

Bryant, Jill

Kingston Children's nonfiction, Activity books, Biography 80 K to 11 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

Thornhill, Jan

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

Love, K. Ann

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

Romanek, Trudee

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

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Kusugak, Michael

Arnes Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

Farrell Holler, Sue

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

Peetoom, Laura

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

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Peterson, Lois

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

Becker, Helaine

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

Upjohn, Rebecca

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

Kessler, Deirdre

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

Mulder, Michelle

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

Cotter, Charis

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

Coates, Jan L.

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

Taekema, Sylvia

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

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

Grant, Vicki

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

Austen, Catherine

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

Clark, Richard

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

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Boudreau, Helene

Markham Children's No

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

Messier, Mireille

Toronto GTA Children & Youth (FRENCH or ENGLISH) 5-50 JK-6 (French, French immersion or English) 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

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

Skidmore, Patricia

Nanaimo Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Barclay, Michael

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

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Stonier-Newman, Lynne

Kamloops B.C. history, 1859 to 1950 experienced with up to 80 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

Olding, Susan

Vancouver All No

Aire, Ekiuwa

Oakville African History 2-6 No

Dagnino, Arianna

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

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Mills, Judith Christine

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