Participating Authors

Author City Genre Audience size Grades Northern Programsort descending

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Parkinson, Curtis

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

Waltner-Toews, David

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

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Ranney, Don

Arthur Theological Fantasy any size 9 to 12 No

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Kilbourne, Christina

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

Sneyd, Lola

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

MacSkimming, Roy

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

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Schafrick, Ron

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

Shipley, Jocelyn

Toronto, ON YA 60 6-12 No

Levy, Myrna Neuringer

Toronto, ON Fiction 50 2-8 No

Andersen, Marguerite

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry 20 7-8 No

Wallace, Ian

Brookline, Massachusetts Fiction 100 K-12 No

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Taekema, Sylvia

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

Curtis, Andrea

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

Mills-Milde, Valerie

London literary and contemporary fiction 30 to 60 9 -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

Gill, Stephen

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

Penne, A. S.

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

Keith, Julie

fiction No

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Wishinsky, Frieda

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

Silver, Eve

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

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

MacKay, Elly

Owen Sound Picture Books upto 90 students JK - 5 No

Leavey, Peggy Dymond

Trenton, ON Fiction 70-100 4-8 No

Scrimger, Richard

Cobourg, ON Fiction flexible k-8 No

Burningham, Bradd

Windsor, ON Fiction flexible 3-12 No

Kirk, Heather

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

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Smith, Heather T.

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

Shmelzer, Anne

Madoc fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

Spring, Debbie

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

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Leahy, Stephen

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

Smith, Caighlan

Ottawa Reading & Author Talk/Creative Writing Workshop Small class to full auditorium for presentation/10-40 for workshop (some flexibility) 4-12 No

Banyard, Antonia

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

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Black, Arthur

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

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Kerbel, Deborah

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

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 60 K-4 No

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

Godkin, Celia

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

Cotter, Charis

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

Dawson, Willow

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

Brenna, Beverley

Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

Downie, Mary Alice

Kingston, ON Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry flexible k-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

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

Watt, Kelly

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

Moore, Christopher

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

Lawson, Julie

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

Campbell, Sandra

Toronto Playing with Memory and Imagination 20 7-12 No

Thornhill, Jan

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

Bowie, Chuck

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

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Gilmore, Rachna

Ottawa, ON Fiction 80 1-8 No

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Bower, Annette

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

Williams, Barbara

Toronto, ON Non-Fiction, Poetry 20-30 6-12 No

Toten, Teresa

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

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Mulder, Michelle

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

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Walker, Ruth E.

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

Körner, Miriam

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

Evans Shaw, Susan

Hamilton Non-fiction No

Rossi, Erno Delano

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

Binning, Sadhu

Greater Vancouver Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction No

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

Bryant, Jill

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

Quattrocchi, Marina

Toronto Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Vermond, Kira

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

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Wilson, Budge

Hubbards, NS Fiction 60 3-6 No

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Beasley, David

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

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Patz, Deborah S.

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

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Rowntree, Lenore

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

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Porter, Helen Fogwill

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

Read, Janet

Toronto Fiction, Poetry flexbile 5-12 No

Glickman, Susan

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

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Roitman, Gina

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

Power, Rodney Christian

Vernon International thrillers, spiritual thrillers No

Aihoshi, Susan

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

Jansen in de Wal, John

Scarborough Poetry / Fiction 20 absolute max No

Canton, Licia

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

Coates, Jan L.

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

Pierson, Ruth Roach

Poetry No

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

Ellis, Deborah

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

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Greenwood, Barbara

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

Shapiro, Simon

Toronto Science Up to 30 preferred 7 and up No

Burtinshaw, Julie

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

Green, Dawn

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

Mills, Jean

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

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Parmar, Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Abdou, Angie

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

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Greer, Daphne

middle readers/YA 60 3 - 6 No

Nash, Peta-Gaye

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

Joyce, Mere

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

Barnes, Mike

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

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Shields, Vanessa

Windsor Poetry/Young Adult/Memoir Any (workshops can be catered to small or large groups) JK - 12 No

Burakowski, Ella

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

Bhathena, Tanaz

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

Drabek, Jan

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

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Single classroom JK-4 No

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 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

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

Brown, Sharon

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

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction flexible 6-12 No

Bow, James

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

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 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

McCracken, Hugh T.

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

Borson, Roo

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

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Arato, Rona

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

Skidmore, Patricia

Salt Spring Island Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

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

Young, Jessica

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

Peacock, Shane

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

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 No

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Mordecai, Pamela

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

Westerhof, Patricia

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

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 No

Weber, Lori

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

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Johnston, Julie

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

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

O'Donnell, Liam

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

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Smith, John M.

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

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Cohen, Marina

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

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Dublin, Anne

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

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Stewart, Donna

Wiarton, ON Fiction 60 3-8 No

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 No

Boudreau, Hélène

Children's No

Jennings, Peter

Midland Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Bourke, Pat

Toronto YA Historical Fiction 30 to 100 4 and up No

Gauer, Kathleen

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

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

Kasper, Vancy

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

Jaffe, Ellen S.

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

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 No

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Capilongo, Domenico

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

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Homel, David

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

Paris, Erna

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

Schmidt, Rene

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

Manson, Ainslie

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

Olding, Susan

Kingston and surrounding area All No

Romanek, Trudee

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

Misri, Angela

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

Charles, Veronika Martenova

Toronto, ON Fiction Flexible K-8 No

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 4-8 No

Walsh, Ann

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

Cowan, Janice

Victoria children's, adult approx 30 No

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Swan, Dane

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

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

Dunn, Sonja

Toronto Fiction & Poetry 80 k-6 No

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

Messier, Mireille

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

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction No

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 No

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 12 No

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Tamberg, Urve

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

Champagne, Lyse

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

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 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

Pitawanakwat, Kenn

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

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Antao-Xavier, Cheryl

Streetsville, Mississauga Self-Publishing professionally; Multicultural poetry any size post grad Yes

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

With, Cathleen

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

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

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

Carmichael, L.E.

Children's and YA up to 250 K-12 Yes

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Wylie, Bettyjane

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

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Meyrick, Rich

New Dundee Children's flexible 4-8 Yes

Wade, Michael

Strathroy, ON Children's Humour Yes

Walters, Eric

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

Gunnery, Sylvia

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

Favro, Terri

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

vernon, thom

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

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 12 Yes

Stinson, Kathy

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

Love, K. Ann

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

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

Owens, Ann-Maureen

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

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 Yes

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

Decter, Nora

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

Carter, Anne Laurel

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-12 Yes

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

Deen, Natasha

Edmonton YA, kidlit Flexible JK-Grade 12 Yes

Buchanan, Elizabeth

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

Krossing, Karen

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

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Jackson, Chris

Ottawa Picture Books 30-60 1-6 Yes

Revelle, Rick

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

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 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

Coutu Radmore, Claudia

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

Barnes, Michael

Minden Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 11-12 Yes

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

McLeod, Heather

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

Frizzell, Colin

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

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 Yes

Dalrymple, Lisa

Fergus, ON Picture Books, Middle Grade Books, non-fiction, Habitat Protection, Early Writing Workshops, Aspiring Authors 100+ (Max. 30 for writers' workshop) K-8 Yes

Eamer, Claire

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

Hawkins, Vanessa C.

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

Dagnino, Arianna

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

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Ross, Veronica

Kitchener, ON Fiction flexible 8-12 Yes

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Wilson, Janet

Guelph nonfiction and picture book 60-90 Yes

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Austen, Catherine

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

Galat, Joan Marie

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

Harris, Kate

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

Granfield, Linda

Toronto Non-Fiction 75-100 4-12 Yes

Sadler, Judy-Ann

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

Tanaka, Shelley

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

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Grant, Vicki

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

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Dinsmore, Danika

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

Lye, Harriet

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

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 Yes

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Camlot, Heather

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

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

McKay, Sharon E.

Cornwall Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible Yes

MacDonald, J. Hugh

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

Nyoka, Gail

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

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Bogart, Jo Ellen

Guelph, ON Fiction 80 K-6 Yes

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 75 JK-12 Yes

Ludwig, Sidura

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

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 12 Yes

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

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

Loughead, Deb

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

Hodge, Deborah

Vancouver. BC children's nonfiction and picture books 2-3 classes in schools and libraries; more at conferences Most suitable for Grades 1-7, but can speak to any age group Yes

Powell, Marie

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

McAllister, Paul

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

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Sher, Emil

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

Hetherington, Victoria

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

Saba, Maria

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

Zimmermann, Werner

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

Daher, Anita

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

Munteanu, Nina

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

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Babineau, Sharon

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

Kessler, Deirdre

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

Downie, Glen

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

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Poulin, Bernard

Ottawa writing-visualizing workshops 20 Yes

Anderson, R.J.

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

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up Yes

Harlick, Robin

fiction 10-200 9-12 Yes

Krakauer, Renate

Toronto Memoir and fiction any 5 - 9 Yes

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Priest, Robert

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

Thompson, Kate J.

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

McLellan, Stephanie Simpson

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

Kacer, Kathy

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

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Rosenbaum, Bev

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

Wilson, John

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

Becker, Helaine

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

Dance, Jennifer

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

Upjohn, Rebecca

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

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

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

Pitt, Steve

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

Kusugak, Michael

Qualicum Beach, BC Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant 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

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also Yes

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes