Participating Authors

Author City Genre Audience size Gradessort descending Northern Program

Kafarowski, Joanna

Victoria Polar No

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction No

Cowan, Janice

Victoria children's, adult approx 30 No

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Wishinsky, Frieda

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

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Thornhill, Jan

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

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Kusugak, Michael

Arnes Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

Peterson, Lois

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

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Boudreau, Helene

Markham Children's No

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Mulder, Michelle

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

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Stonier-Newman, Lynne

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

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

MacSkimming, Roy

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

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Pierson, Ruth Roach

Poetry No

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

De Sa, Anthony

Toronto Creative Writing - Fiction No

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

Evans Shaw, Susan

Hamilton Non-fiction No

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 Yes

Keith, Julie

fiction No

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Jansen in de Wal, John

Scarborough Poetry / Fiction 20 absolute max No

Olding, Susan

Vancouver All No

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Parmar, Kalwant Singh Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Quattrocchi, Marina

Smiths Falls Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Abdou, Angie

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

Kessler, Deirdre

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

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Priest, Robert

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

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Saba, Maria

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

Stinson, Kathy

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

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also Yes

Laundry, Miriam

St. Catharines Children - Motivational 250 1-6 Yes

Romanuk, Paul

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

Gilmore, Rachna

Ottawa, ON Fiction 80 1-8 No

Taekema, Sylvia

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

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 12 Yes

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Topperman, Caroline

Writing - General Any 10+ No

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Bower, Annette

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

Snow, Jennifer

Edmonton Romance or Thriller 1-100 10-12 Yes

Paris, Erna

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

Kuyek, Joan Newman

Ottawa non-fiction can vary 10-13 Yes

Brown, Hannah

literary fiction 10-60 11 12 No

Shmelzer, Anne

Madoc fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

Beasley, David

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

Barnes, Michael

Minden Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 11-12 Yes

Bennett, Carolyn

Toronto Fiction 10-50 11-12 No

Champagne, Lyse

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

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Gunnery, Sylvia

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

Crump, Jennifer

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

Clark, Richard

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

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 No

Jaffe, Ellen S.

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

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Owens, Ann-Maureen

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

Camlot, Heather

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

Ludwig, Sidura

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

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up 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

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Malcolm, David

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

Romanek, Trudee

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

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 Yes

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 Yes

Ellis, Deborah

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

Thompson, Kate J.

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

Love, K. Ann

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

Smith, John M.

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

Mills, Jean

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

Burningham, Bradd

Windsor, ON Fiction flexible 3-12 No

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Silver, Erin

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

Wilson, Budge

Hubbards, NS Fiction 60 3-6 No

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Greenwood, Barbara

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

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Stewart, Donna

Wiarton, ON Fiction 60 3-8 No

Vermond, Kira

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

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

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

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No

Schmidt, Rene

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

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 No

Nyoka, Gail

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

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Dunn, Mark D.

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

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up Yes

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Bourke, Pat

Toronto YA Historical Fiction 30 to 100 4 and up No

Aihoshi, Susan

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

Cotter, Charis

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

Leahy, Stephen

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

Cohen, Marina

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

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Honeybourn, Jennifer

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

Dublin, Anne

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

Zimmermann, Werner

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

Kasper, Vancy

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

Anderson, R.J.

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

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Curtis, Andrea

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

Walsh, Ann

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

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Harris, Kate

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

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 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

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 No

Haynes, Diane

Vancouver YA Any 4-12 Yes

Albanese, Eleanor

Thunder Bay fiction, memoir 30 4-12 Yes

McCracken, Hugh T.

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

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Krossing, Karen

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

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Kelly, Anne C.

Historical Fiction 4-7 No

Arato, Rona

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

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 4-8 No

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

Meyrick, Rich

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

Peacock, Shane

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

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

Kacer, Kathy

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

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Kerbel, Deborah

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

Leavey, Peggy Dymond

Trenton, ON Fiction 70-100 4-8 No

Tanaka, Shelley

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

Frizzell, Colin

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

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

Grant, Vicki

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

Leslie, Mark

Waterloo Ghost Stories Any 5 through 12 No

Wilson, John

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

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Rossi, Erno Delano

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

Wolf-Heffner, Lori

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

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Bloom, Ronna

Toronto Poetry 10-100 5-12 No

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Joyce, Mere

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

Piudik, Jaclyn

Toronto Poetry Open 5-12 Yes

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Misri, Angela

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

Dance, Jennifer

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

Hartley, Julie

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

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Bow, James

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

Ulrich, Maureen

Lampman Young Adult 300 6 - 12 No

Rowntree, Lenore

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

Hetherington, Victoria

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

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

van Staalduinen, Brent

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

Marjerrison, Lara Margaret

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

Burakowski, Ella

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

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Johnston, Julie

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

Kieszkowski, Grzegorz

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

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Moore, Christopher

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

Watt, Kelly

Hamilton, Ontario Walking Meditation 100 6-12 No

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Skidmore, Patricia

Nanaimo Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction / Memoir flexible 6-12 No

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

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

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

deGroot, Renny

Port Hope Historical Fiction 10 - 100 7 and up Yes

Walker, Ruth E.

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

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Toten, Teresa

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

Tamberg, Urve

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

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Silver, Eve

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

Ottoni, Christine

Toronto Fiction, Poetry 30 for workshops 7-12 No

Duarte, Marilyn

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

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 No

Barnes, Mike

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

Gill, Stephen

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

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

With, Cathleen

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

Porter, Helen Fogwill

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

Andersen, Marguerite

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry 20 7-8 No

Brown, Sharon

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

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

Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

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

Westerhof, Patricia

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

Bhathena, Tanaz

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

Rempel, Al

Prince George Poetry 30 8-12 Yes

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 12 No

Escott, Helen C.

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

Mills-Milde, Valerie

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

Somerville, Janet

Toronto Narrative nonfiction N/A 9-12 Yes

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Halton, Phil

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

Harlick, Robin

fiction 10-200 9-12 Yes

Drabek, Jan

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

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Waltner-Toews, David

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

Homel, David

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

Borson, Roo

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

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 Yes

Downie, Glen

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

Kirk, Heather

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

Barker, Donna

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

Bowie, Chuck

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

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Weber, Lori

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

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Westcott, Frank

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

Penne, A. S.

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

Mordecai, Pamela

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

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Jennings, Peter

Midland Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Shortell, Ann

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

Glickman, Susan

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

Dagnino, Arianna

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

Stapley, Marissa

Toronto Fiction Any size Any grade Yes

Mutala, Marion

Saskatoon Creative writing any size any grades Yes

Antao-Xavier, Cheryl

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

Giron, Sephera

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

Swan, Dane

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

McKay, Sharon E.

Cornwall Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible Yes

Sher, Emil

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

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Berg, Sharon

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

Edgar, Patti

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

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 12 Yes

Decter, Nora

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

Faryon, Cynthia J.

Weymouth Biography, Canadian History, Fiction Flexible Grade 6 to Adult 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

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

O'Cinneide, C.S.

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

Banyard, Antonia

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

Dickson, Alessia

Toronto Young Adult Fantasy Any Grades 4 to 12 Yes

Canton, Licia

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

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 No

Kilbourne, Christina

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

Patz, Deborah S.

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

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

Charleson, Karen

Tofino Fiction Any size Grades 7 and up. Yes

Barclay, Michael

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

Revelle, Rick

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

Capilongo, Domenico

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

Wong, Edwin

Victoria Theatre, Literature flexible High School Yes

Schafrick, Ron

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

Favro, Terri

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

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

MacKay, Elly

Owen Sound Picture Books upto 90 students JK - 5 No

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 Yes

Smith, Heather T.

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

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 JK-12 Yes

Spring, Debbie

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

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Any size JK-5 No

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Messier, Mireille

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

Deen, Natasha

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

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

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

Walters, Eric

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

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Bryant, Jill

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

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

Daher, Anita

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

Carter, Anne

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

Thornhill Verma, Jenn

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

Körner, Miriam

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

Buchanan, Elizabeth

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

Galat, Joan Marie

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

Gregersen, Leif

Edmonton Poetry/Creative Writing/Mental Health coping and recovery/addiction recovery Have extensive experience speaking to everything from 6 person staff meetings to University Lecture Halls as well as larger audiences with radio and television K-12 Yes

Sulaiman, Sonia

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

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

Wylie, Betty Jane

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

MacDonald, Hugh

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

Wilson, Janet

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

Downie, Mary Alice

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

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Loughead, Deb

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

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Wallace, Ian

Brookline, Massachusetts Fiction 100 K-12 No

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Carmichael, L.E.

STEM varies with program selected K-12 Yes

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Rosenbaum, Bev

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

Midgley, Peter

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

Conan, James A.

Toronto Picture Books 10-30 K-2 No

O'Leary, Sara

Children's Writing 90 K-3 Yes

McLellan, Stephanie Simpson

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

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

Farrell Holler, Sue

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

Austen, Catherine

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

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 70 K-4 No

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

McAllister, Paul

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

Godkin, Celia

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

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Bogart, Jo Ellen

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

Lawson, Julie

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

Leger, Diane Carmel

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

Upjohn, Rebecca

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

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

Charles, Veronika Martenova

Toronto, ON Fiction Flexible K-8 No

Brouwer, Sigmund

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

Sneyd, Lola

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

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 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

Manson, Ainslie

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

Sadler, Judy-Ann

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

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Scrimger, Richard

Cobourg, ON Fiction flexible k-8 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

Becker, Helaine

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

Eamer, Claire

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

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

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

Tregebov, Rhea

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

Nash, Peta-Gaye

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

Gauer, Kathleen

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

O'Connor, Heather M.

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

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

Toffanello, Paul

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

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Coates, Jan L.

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

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

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

Powell, Marie

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

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

McLeod, Heather

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

Munteanu, Nina

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

Roitman, Gina

St-Colomban Personal Identity and Tolerance 25 - 500 Secondary Cycle 2, Cycle 1 (Grades 7+8); Senior High School 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

Molavi, Fereshteh

Toronto Fiction Secondary Schools Yes

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

Pitt, Steve

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

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults Yes