Participating Authors

Author City Genre Audience size Gradessort ascending Northern Program

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults 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

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

Pitt, Steve

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

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

Molavi, Fereshteh

Toronto Fiction Secondary Schools Yes

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

Roitman, Gina

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

Munteanu, Nina

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

McLeod, Heather

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

Winter, Wendy

Squamish Children's Picture Books Preschool to Grade 2 Yes

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

Powell, Marie

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

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

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

Coates, Jan L.

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

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable 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

Toffanello, Paul

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

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

O'Connor, Heather M.

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

Gauer, Kathleen

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

Nash, Peta-Gaye

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

Tysdal, Daniel Scott

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

Tregebov, Rhea

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

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

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

Pateman, Annette

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

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Eamer, Claire

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

Becker, Helaine

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

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

Scrimger, Richard

Cobourg, ON Fiction flexible k-8 No

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

Charles, Veronika Martenova

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

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Sneyd, Lola

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

Manson, Ainslie

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

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Sadler, Judy-Ann

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

Barton, Bob

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

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Leger, Diane Carmel

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

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

Godkin, Celia

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

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Lawson, Julie

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

Upjohn, Rebecca

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

Bogart, Jo Ellen

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

Peetoom, Laura

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

McAllister, Paul

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

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 70 K-4 No

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

Austen, Catherine

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

Farrell Holler, Sue

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

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

O'Leary, Sara

Children's Writing 90 K-3 Yes

McLellan, Stephanie Simpson

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

Conan, James A.

Toronto Picture Books 10-30 K-2 No

Midgley, Peter

Edmonton Poetry, Fiction, Storytelling, Leadership Max. 60 K-12; Adult 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

Loughead, Deb

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

Körner, Miriam

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

Wallace, Ian

Brookline, Massachusetts Fiction 100 K-12 No

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Sulaiman, Sonia

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

Wilson, Janet

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

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Buchanan, Elizabeth

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

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Daher, Anita

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

Carter, Anne

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

Galat, Joan Marie

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

Krossing, Karen

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

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

MacDonald, Hugh

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

Thornhill Verma, Jenn

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

Beattie, Anne-Marie

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

Wylie, Bettyjane

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

Downie, Mary Alice

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

Carmichael, L.E.

STEM varies with program selected K-12 Yes

Mason, Adrienne

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

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 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

Hohn, Nadia L

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

Bryant, Jill

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

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

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

Deen, Natasha

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

Messier, Mireille

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

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Any size JK-5 No

Spring, Debbie

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

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 JK-12 Yes

Smith, Heather T.

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

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 Yes

MacKay, Elly

Owen Sound Picture Books upto 90 students JK - 5 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

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

Favro, Terri

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

Schafrick, Ron

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

Capilongo, Domenico

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

Revelle, Rick

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

Barclay, Michael

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

Charleson, Karen

Tofino Fiction Any size Grades 7 and up. 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

Coutu Radmore, Claudia

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

Patz, Deborah S.

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

Kilbourne, Christina

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

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 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

Banyard, Antonia

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

Doose, Dylan

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

O'Cinneide, C.S.

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

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

Wayne, Joyce

Oakville Fiction up to 35 students Grade 7 to 12 No

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Decter, Nora

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

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 12 Yes

Oughton, John

Toronto Poetry 36 Grade 5 and up No

Edgar, Patti

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

Berg, Sharon

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

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Sher, Emil

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

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

Giron, Sephera

Etobicoke Horror/Space Opera/General Fiction/Writing Flexible Flexible 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

Mutala, Marion

Saskatoon Creative writing any size any grades Yes

Stapley, Marissa

Toronto Fiction Any size Any grade Yes

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Mordecai, Pamela

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

Jennings, Peter

Midland Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Dagnino, Arianna

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

Shortell, Ann

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

Wagner, Bernadette

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

Glickman, Susan

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

Church, Dana

Waterloo Science, STEM Any Any No

Penne, A. S.

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

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Westcott, Frank

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

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Bowie, Chuck

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

Halton, Phil

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

Homel, David

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

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Harlick, Robin

fiction 10-200 9-12 Yes

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 Yes

Drabek, Jan

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

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Waltner-Toews, David

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

Borson, Roo

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

Somerville, Janet

Toronto Narrative nonfiction N/A 9-12 Yes

Barker, Donna

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

Granados, Marlowe

Fiction, Memoir Any 9-12 No

Downie, Glen

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

Kirk, Heather

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

Mills-Milde, Valerie

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

Escott, Helen C.

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

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 12 No

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/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

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Burtinshaw, Julie

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

Andersen, Marguerite

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry 20 7-8 No

Porter, Helen Fogwill

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

Brown, Sharon

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

With, Cathleen

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

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Duarte, Marilyn

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

Silver, Eve

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

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 No

Pirani, Ayaz

Poetry As appropriate 7-12 Yes

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Barnes, Mike

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

Duarte, Isabel

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

Gill, Stephen

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

Ottoni, Christine

Toronto Fiction, Poetry 30 for workshops 7-12 No

Tamberg, Urve

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

deGroot, Renny

Port Hope Historical Fiction 10 - 100 7 and up Yes

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

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

Rosenbaum, Bev

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

Watt, Kelly

Hamilton, Ontario Walking Meditation 100 6-12 No

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction / Memoir flexible 6-12 No

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Moore, Christopher

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

Skidmore, Patricia

Nanaimo Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Kieszkowski, Grzegorz

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

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Burakowski, Ella

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

Marjerrison, Lara Margaret

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

van Staalduinen, Brent

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

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

Papamarko, Sofi

Toronto Fiction (short story writing), Non-Fiction (personal essay writing) 5 - 500 6 - 12 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

McLean, Dirk

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

Hartley, Julie

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

Bow, James

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

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Dance, Jennifer

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

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Joyce, Mere

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

Piudik, Jaclyn

Toronto Poetry Open 5-12 Yes

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Bloom, Ronna

Toronto Poetry 10-100 5-12 No

Wolf-Heffner, Lori

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

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Wilson, John

Vancouver, Victoria Historical Fiction/ writing flexible 5 to 10 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

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

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

Meyrick, Rich

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

Leavey, Peggy Dymond

Trenton, ON Fiction 70-100 4-8 No

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 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

Kacer, Kathy

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

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

Peacock, Shane

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

Kelly, Anne C.

Historical Fiction 4-7 No

Arato, Rona

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

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Cascioli, Lucia

Young Adult 4-6 No

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Wood Barrett, Rebecca

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

Anderson, R.J.

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

Curtis, Andrea

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

Harris, Kate

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

Taylor, Jowi

Toronto Canadian history and diversity, multiculturalism, reconciliation, music. Mostly full-school assemblies of whatever size. Additional classroom or club special visits also available in addition. 4-12 Yes

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Haynes, Diane

Vancouver YA Any 4-12 Yes

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 No

Zimmermann, Werner

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

Albanese, Eleanor

Thunder Bay fiction, memoir 30 4-12 Yes

Corr, John

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

Walsh, Ann

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

Kasper, Vancy

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

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 No

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Methot, Suzanne

Nanaimo non-fiction, fiction, memoir, picture books, Indigenous issues, Canadian history, equity and inclusion (Indigenous, women, LGBTQ+), reconciliation, junior/intermediate/secondary writing workshops, create-a-book field trips 15 for writing workshops, 30 for create-a-book field trips, flexible for readings and presentations 4-12 No

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

McCracken, Hugh T.

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

Guest, Jacqueline

Bragg Creek History 100 4-12 No

Dublin, Anne

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

Honeybourn, Jennifer

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

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Cohen, Marina

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

Leahy, Stephen

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

Cotter, Charis

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

Aihoshi, Susan

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

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

Dunn, Mark D.

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

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Nyoka, Gail

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

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 No

Schmidt, Rene

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

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

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

Greenwood, Barbara

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

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Verstraete, Larry

Winnipeg Non-Fiction negotiable 3-8 No

Stewart, Donna

South Bruce Peninsula 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

Silver, Erin

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

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Yin, Anna

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

Burningham, Bradd

Windsor, ON Fiction flexible 3-12 No

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 Yes

Thompson, Kate J.

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

Ellis, Deborah

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

Love, K. Ann

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

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

Mills, Jean

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

Smith, John M.

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

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 Yes

Romanek, Trudee

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

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 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

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

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Jaffe, Ellen S.

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

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 No

Aire, Ekiuwa

Oakville African History 2-6 No

Clark, Richard

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

Gunnery, Sylvia

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

Crump, Jennifer

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

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Johnson, Terry

Whitefish Falls middle grade fiction 2 - 8 Yes

Beasley, David

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

Bennett, Carolyn

Toronto Fiction 10-50 11-12 No

Champagne, Lyse

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

Shmelzer, Anne

Madoc fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

Brown, Hannah

literary fiction 10-60 11 12 No

Kuyek, Joan Newman

Ottawa non-fiction can vary 10-13 Yes

Paris, Erna

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

Brewer, Nic

Kitchener Fiction Any 10-12 Yes

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

Topperman, Caroline

Writing - General Any 10+ No

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 12 Yes

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Taekema, Sylvia

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

Romanuk, Paul

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

Meadows, Sally

Riverview Picture Books, Middle Years Non-Fiction, STEM Up to 100 1-5 No

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also Yes

Stinson, Kathy

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

Saba, Maria

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

Deligoz, Onder

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

Delaronde, Deborah

Metis 60 1 - 8 No

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Priest, Robert

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

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

De Sa, Anthony

Toronto Creative Writing - Fiction No

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Kessler, Deirdre

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

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

MacSkimming, Roy

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

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 Yes

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Abdou, Angie

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

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Olding, Susan

Vancouver All No

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Keith, Julie

fiction No

Evans Shaw, Susan

Hamilton Non-fiction No

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Quattrocchi, Marina

Smiths Falls Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Stonier-Newman, Lynne

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

Parmar, Kalwant Singh Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Thornhill, Jan

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

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Cowan, Janice

Burlington children's, adult approx 30 No

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Kafarowski, Joanna

Victoria Polar No

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Peterson, Lois

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

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Wishinsky, Frieda

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

Kusugak, Michael

Arnes Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Boudreau, Helene

Markham Children's No

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Mulder, Michelle

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

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction No