Participating Authors

Author City Genre Audience size Grades Northern Programsort descending

Watt, Kelly

Hamilton, Ontario Walking Meditation 100 6-12 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

Bryant, Jill

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

Long, Angela

Creative Nonfiction any all No

Conan, James A.

Toronto Picture Books 10-30 K-2 No

Peterson, Shelley

TBA YA fiction any 6 to 9 No

Mills, David

Toronto, ON Fiction, Poetry Flexible 9-12 No

Munro, Jane

Vancouver poet No

Patz, Deborah S.

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

Smith, Heather T.

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

Gauer, Kathleen

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

Kasper, Vancy

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

Cowan, Janice

Victoria children's, adult approx 30 No

Graham, Catherine

Toronto Poetry, Fiction Flexible 4-12 No

Mulder, Michelle

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

Strube, Cordelia

Toronto Literary Fiction 5-25 No

Barclay, Michael

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

Smith, John M.

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

Beissel, Henry

Ottawa poetry & drama any size No

Arato, Rona

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

Canton, Licia

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

Bowie, Chuck

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

Kerbel, Deborah

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

Huizinga Mills, Carolyn

Kitchener Picture Book Flexible K-8 No

Topperman, Caroline

Writing - General Any 10+ No

Barton, Bob

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible K-8 No

Mirolla, Michael

Toronto Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry 30 No

Hancock, Pat

Toronto non-fiction, short stories 25-45 No

Zonailo, Carolyn

Montreal, QC Poetry 45 4-12 No

Burtinshaw, Julie

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

Brenna, Beverley

Saskatoon Canadian Children's Literature negotiable negotiable No

Falconer, Tim

Toronto Non-fiction Grade 9 and up No

Rowntree, Lenore

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

Brown, Hannah

literary fiction 10-60 11 12 No

Berwick, Dennison

Toronto non-fiction, nature, adventure No

Charles, Veronika Martenova

Toronto, ON Fiction Flexible K-8 No

Jailall, Peter

Mississauga and Toronto Poetry Variable 2 to 12 No

Mills, Judith Christine

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

Roitman, Gina

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

Walker, Ruth E.

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

Blake, Becky

Toronto Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Any 6-12 No

Joyce, Mere

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

Patkau, Karen

Toronto Information Picturebooks maximum 80 K to 6 No

Smith, Steven Ross

Banff Poetry, fiction, non-fiction 40 all No

Cohen, Marina

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

Ross, Stuart

Will travel. Poetry, Fiction Any No

Mills, Jean

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

Stewart, Donna

South Bruce Peninsula Fiction 60 3-8 No

Manson, Ainslie

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

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

North Gower Canadian history 20-30 3 and up No

De Sa, Anthony

Toronto Creative Writing - Fiction No

Winstanley, Nicola

Hamilton Picture Book Any size JK-5 No

Bower, Annette

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

Jaffe, Ellen S.

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

Walsh, Ann

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

Silver, Eve

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

Sobat, Gail Sidonie

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

Rivera, Patria

Toronto Poetry Any size 5-12 No

Aihoshi, Susan

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

Nash, Peta-Gaye

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

Leger, Diane Carmel

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

Bell, Wade

Calgary Fiction No

Kirk, Heather

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

Doctor, Farzana

Toronto Literary Fictrion 10-100 No

Skidmore, Patricia

Nanaimo Canadian history any size 6-12 No

Vermond, Kira

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

Farrell Holler, Sue

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

Peacock, Shane

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

Paris, Erna

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

Cook, Gregory M.

Saint John, NB Poetry Flexible 6-12 No

Schmidt, Rene

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

Waltner-Toews, David

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

Verstraete, Larry

Winnipeg Non-Fiction negotiable 3-8 No

Bunea, Vlad

Toronto Absurd realism, Satire, SF Any Any No

Westerhof, Patricia

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

Borkowski, Andrew J.

Toronto Multiculturalism, Creative Writing any No

Shortell, Ann

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

McDonnell, Kathleen

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

O'Keeffe, Frank

Calgary Fiction 150 4-8 No

MacSkimming, Roy

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

Dyer, Bernadette

Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 8/up No

Stonier-Newman, Lynne

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

Corr, John

Hamilton Fiction, Middle Grade 1 class to full assembly 4-12 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

Messier, Mireille

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

Storms, Patricia

Toronto Children's picture books Max 100 No

Quattrocchi, Marina

Smiths Falls Dreams/Ethical Psychology no limit No

Coates, Jan L.

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

Burakowski, Ella

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

Reidel, Marion

Guelph Short Fiction 15 - 30 9 - 12 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

Baxter, Jean Rae

Kingston Y/A Fiction no limit 6 to 12 No

Jennings, Peter

Midland Non-fiction 10 and up any No

Kaner, Etta

Toronto Non-fiction 60 4 - 6 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

Clarke, George Elliott

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

Florczak, Margaret Jean Adam

Surrey & Sooke Creative Non Fiction any No

Sneyd, Lola

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

Wishinsky, Frieda

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

Beam, Matt

Toronto Young Adult 75 5 to 8 No

Browne, Heather

Fredericton short story 15 Senior High No

Bar-el, Dan

Vancouver children's books varies preschool - grade 9 No

Fielding, Joy

Toronto Fiction flexible 7-12 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

Leedahl, Shelley A.

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

Curtis, Andrea

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

Kelly, Anne C.

Historical Fiction 4-7 No

Escott, Helen C.

St. John's Crime fiction, mystery 500 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

Choyce, Lesley

East Lawrencetown, NS Fiction flexible 4-8 No

Sawyer, Don

Any children's; YA any No

Boudreau, Helene

Markham Children's No

Maitland, Colette

Gananoque Fiction Flexible Grades 4-12 No

Wayne, Joyce

Oakville Fiction up to 35 students Grade 7 to 12 No

Honeybourn, Jennifer

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

Schwartz, Ellen

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

Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather

Heriot Bay, BC Fiction 60 k-8 No

Drache, Sharon Abron

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

Deckha, Nitin

Toronto; GTA Fiction 5-500 No

Edgar, Patti

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

Wood, Heather J.

Toronto Young Adult/Adult Crossover 8 and up No

Selway, Shawn

Hamilton recent Canadian history, Euro-Canadian and aboriginal relations Variable, but the topics raised require room and time for discussion. secondary school No

MacKay, Elly

Owen Sound Picture Books upto 90 students JK - 5 No

Leslie, Mark

Waterloo Ghost Stories Any 5 through 12 No

Miller, Ruth

Toronto, ON Rhyming Text 30 k-3 No

Parry, Caroline Balderston

Ottawa/Montreal Non-Fiction 100 k-8 No

Kafarowski, Joanna

Victoria Polar No

Marlatt, Daphne

Vancouver poetry, fiction, essay No

Pignat, Caroline

Fiction 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

Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

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

Irwin, Sue

Nonfiction for Children and YA Negotiable 3 to 8 No

Sulaiman, Sonia

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

Homel, David

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

Spring, Debbie

Toronto, ON Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction, and Picture books flexible JK-12 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

Freeman, Bill

Toronto, ON Fiction 120 5-8 No

Lee, Day's

Montreal Fiction No

Olding, Susan

Vancouver All No

Ruurs, Margriet

Children's Any K - 7 No

Sylvester, Kevin

Toronto Middle Grade students 100-150 3-6 No

Misri, Angela

Toronto fiction, mystery, journalism, creative writing, history, historical fiction 100 5-12 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

Rosenblum, Rebecca

Toronto Fiction any No

Tsiang, Sarah

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

Levy, Joanne

Clinton Middle Grade Fiction Varies 4 - 8 No

Booker, Jean

Bobcaygeon, ON Fiction flexible 4-6 No

Godkin, Celia

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

Greenwood, Barbara

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

Cotter, Charis

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

Bloom, Ronna

Toronto Poetry 10-100 5-12 No

Dublin, Anne

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

Johnston, Simon

Vancouver Historical Fiction 12 and up 10 and up No

Jones, Gerry

Regina Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism Flexible No

Toten, Teresa

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

Parmar, Kalwant Singh Nadeem

Poetry, Fiction No

Gray, Anne

Fiction 60 No

Haigh, Jerry

Wildlife; Africa; Veterinary Medicine; Adventure; No

Graham, Dr. Olga

DON MILLS, non-fiction No

Bourke, Pat

Toronto YA Historical Fiction 30 to 100 4 and up No

Romanek, Trudee

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

Midgley, Peter

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

Kilbourne, Christina

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

Swan, Dane

Toronto Poetry/Spoken Word Poetry Prefer classrooms, but flexible Flexible 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

Melanson, Arlene Evelyn

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

Young, Dianne

Martensville Picture Books up to 70 K-4 No

Lindquist, N. J.

Markham mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism negotiable No

Gilmore, Rachna

Ottawa, ON Fiction 80 1-8 No

Burtch, Brian

North Vancouver Non-fiction No

Giangrande, Carole

Toronto, ON Fiction, Nonfiction flexible 9-12 No

Renaud, Anne

Westmount Powerpoint presentation on Canadian history 30 No

Capilongo, Domenico

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

Mills-Milde, Valerie

London literary and contemporary fiction 30 to 60 9 -12 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

Abdou, Angie

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

Kennedy, Fred W.

Historical Fiction No

Crewe, Megan

Toronto Young Adult fiction Flexible 6-12 No

Giron, Sephera

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

Ottoni, Christine

Toronto Fiction, Poetry 30 for workshops 7-12 No

Födi, Lee Edward

Vancouver Juvenile Fiction 30-300 K-8 No

Schafrick, Ron

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

Maviglia, Joseph

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

Chiang, Sylv

Pickering middle grade fiction flexible 4-8 No

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

London, ON Fiction 30-200 4-12 No

Crook, Marion

Gibsons Fiction, Non-Fiction 50 4-8 No

Beasley, David

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

Hall, Phil

poetry No

Mordecai, Pamela

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

Brewster, Hugh

Toronto Non-fictio No

Moga, Irina

Toronto Poetry No

Duarte, Marilyn

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

Leck, James

Dartmouth Young Adult 20-200 4-12 No

Shmelzer, Anne

Madoc fiction up to fifty 11 and 12 No

Brown, Sharon

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

da costa, paulo

Calgary Fiction and Poetry flexible 6 to 12 No

Lee, John B.

Brantford, ON Ficiton, Poetry flexible k-12 No

Doose, Dylan

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

Stevenson, Robin

Victoria YA and children's fiction any No

Barker, Donna

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

Wolf-Heffner, Lori

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

Banyard, Antonia

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

Barnes, Mike

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

Echlin, Kim

southern ontario fiction and mythology No

Tsabari, Ayelet

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

Bhathena, Tanaz

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

Bennett, Carolyn

Toronto Fiction 10-50 11-12 No

Wilson, Budge

Hubbards, NS Fiction 60 3-6 No

Drabek, Jan

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

Ellis, Deborah

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

Salata, Estelle

Fiction No

Ulrich, Maureen

Lampman Young Adult 300 6 - 12 No

Kohanyi, Julius

Toronto fiction, science fiction, fantasy flexible No

Taekema, Sylvia

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

Ohi, Ruth

Toronto Picture Books, KidLit Author/Illustrator, Getting Published, Workshops Flexible depending on venue. Please visit www.RuthOhi.com for virtual visits. JK-Gr4 No

Johnston, Julie

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

Cowley, Christine E.

Southern Ontario Community Oral History 10 - 250 No

Freeman, Victoria

Toronto Non-Fiction / Memoir flexible 6-12 No

Dempster, Barry

York Region Poetry 20 - 40 4 - 12 No

Bow, James

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

Silverthorne, Judith

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

Faryon, Cynthia J.

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

Leahy, Stephen

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

Sewell, Anna Marie

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

Halton, Phil

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

Gugler, Laurel Dee

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

Kacer, Kathy

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

Nyoka, Gail

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

Hetherington, Victoria

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

Davis, Aubrey

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 JK-12 Yes

Becker, Helaine

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

Wearing, Judy

Kingston/Belleville - will travel Nonfiction any Yes

Eugster, Rachel

Ottawa Children's literature; fiction Yes

Eamer, Claire

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

O'Connor, Heather M.

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

Dagnino, Arianna

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

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

Körner, Miriam

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

Meyrick, Rich

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

Wilson, Janet

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

Downie, Glen

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

Skrypuch, Marsha

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

Button, Lana

Burlington picture books Yes

Johnson, Terry

Whitefish Falls middle grade fiction 2 - 8 Yes

Hughes, Susan

Toronto Children's 25 - 70 1 - 6 Yes

Ludwig, Sidura

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

Comeau, Wendy

Toronto SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Yes

Thornhill Verma, Jenn

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

Pitt, Steve

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

Tregebov, Rhea

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

Hartley, Julie

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

Harris, Kate

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

deGroot, Renny

Port Hope Historical Fiction 10 - 100 7 and up Yes

McLellan, Stephanie Simpson

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

Wilton Katz, Welwyn

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

Snow, Jennifer

Edmonton Romance or Thriller 1-100 10-12 Yes

Lewis, Amanda

Perth Fiction 30 - 300 4- adult Yes

Frizzell, Colin

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

Somerville, Janet

Toronto Narrative nonfiction N/A 9-12 Yes

Bogart, Jo Ellen

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

Wilson, John

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

Hancock, Lyn

Lantzville, BC Non-Fiction Flexible 4 and up 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

Callway, M. H.

Toronto Crime Fiction Up to 50 Grade 8 and up Yes

Wickenden, Dave

Sudbury Fiction 20-30 9-12 Yes

van Staalduinen, Brent

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

Beck, Andrea

Caledon East Picture books 65 JK to grade 8 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

Camlot, Heather

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

Dunleavy, Deborah

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

Charleson, Karen

Tofino Fiction Any size Grades 7 and up. Yes

Wood, Maggie L.

London, ON YA Fantasy 75 4-12 Yes

Kuyek, Joan Newman

Ottawa non-fiction can vary 10-13 Yes

Cassidy, Sean

Mono Picture Books 70 1-12, adults also Yes

McLeod, Heather

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

Westcott, Frank

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

Rosenbaum, Bev

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

Austen, Catherine

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

Swanson, Ruby Remenda

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

Marjerrison, Lara Margaret

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

Stapley, Marissa

Toronto Fiction Any size Any grade 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

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Halifax Children's 30 - 100 K-6 Yes

Galat, Joan Marie

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

McAllister, Paul

Fredericton children's books 20-500 k-5 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

Kessler, Deirdre

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

Korman, Gordon

Thornhill, ON Fiction Unlimited 3-10 Yes

Molavi, Fereshteh

Toronto Fiction Secondary Schools Yes

Edwards, Frank B.

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

Falcone, L.M.

Toronto, ON Fiction 90-100 4-8 Yes

Saba, Maria

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

Macpherson, Margaret

fiction/non fiction 100 max grade 5 through 12 Yes

Dawydiak, Orysia

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

Mutala, Marion

Saskatoon Creative writing any size any grades Yes

Barnes, Michael

Minden Fiction, Non-Fiction 30 11-12 Yes

Munteanu, Nina

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

Berg, Sharon

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

Thompson, Kate J.

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

O'Cinneide, C.S.

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

Hohn, Nadia L

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

With, Cathleen

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

Bass, Karen

Hamilton MG, YA Flexible 3-12 Yes

Dunnion, Kristyn

Toronto General Fiction - Science Fiction/Fantasy flexible Yes

Okun Hill, Debbie

Poetry Yes

Anderson, R.J.

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

Love, K. Ann

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

Revelle, Rick

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

Dance, Jennifer

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

O'Leary, Sara

Children's Writing 90 K-3 Yes

Tarnopolsky, Damian

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

Scarsbrook, Richard

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

Charles, Norma

Vancouver, BC Juvenile Fiction 100 k-6 Yes

Ditmars, Hadani

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

Carter, Anne

Toronto, ON Fiction flexbile k-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

Mulholland, David

Ottawa historical fiction 30? 10 to 12 Yes

Dunn, Mark D.

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

Rempel, Al

Prince George Poetry 30 8-12 Yes

Silver, Erin

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

Hutsell-Manning, Linda

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

Heffron, Dorris

north of Toronto, ON Fiction flexible 10-12 Yes

Herrera, Mia

Fiction Yes

Decter, Nora

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

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

McNicoll, Sylvia

Burlington, ON Fiction 100 3-12 Yes

Sher, Emil

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

Buchanan, Elizabeth

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

Toffanello, Paul

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

Khan, Rukhsana

Toronto, ON Fiction 100 k-12 Yes

Jennings, Sharon

Toronto Children's 50- ish Yes

Champagne, Lyse

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

Brouwer, Sigmund

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

MacDonald, Hugh

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

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Salmon Arm fiction any middle and high school grades Yes

Peterson, Lois

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

Kusugak, Michael

Arnes Children's Literature 70 - 100 age dependant Yes

Priest, Robert

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

Kieszkowski, Grzegorz

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

Slaven, Marissa

Hamilton YA eco-fiction flexible 7-12 Yes

Glenn-Copeland, Elizabeth

Fiction / Poetry / Playwriting / Personal Essays / Speech Writing Minimum 6 / Maximum 20 per class 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

Dickson, Alessia

Toronto Young Adult Fantasy Any Grades 4 to 12 Yes

Loughead, Deb

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

Chapman, Susan Margaret

Toronto picture book fiction 30-60 K-4 Yes

Upjohn, Rebecca

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

Crump, Jennifer

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

Wylie, Betty Jane

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

Malcolm, David

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

Grant, Vicki

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

Pigeon, Marguerite

Vancouver poetry, fiction 50 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

Piudik, Jaclyn

Toronto Poetry Open 5-12 Yes

Heartfield, Kate

Ottawa How Stories Matter any 7 to 12 Yes

Albanese, Eleanor

Thunder Bay fiction, memoir 30 4-12 Yes

Stinson, Kathy

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

Staunton, Ted

Port Hope, ON Fiction flexible K-12 Yes

Tamberg, Urve

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

Carmichael, L.E.

STEM varies with program selected K-12 Yes

Demchuk, David

Toronto Horror/Literary Fiction 5 to 30 10+ Yes

Sauve, Paulette Marie

Montreal Public readings Young adults, Adults Yes

McKay, Sharon E.

Cornwall Fiction, non fiction, commercial writing Flexible Flexible Yes

Lohans, Alison

Regina, SK Fiction 100 K-through high school Yes

Haynes, Diane

Vancouver YA Any 4-12 Yes

Chan, Marty

Edmonton Fiction, theatre, comedy Any K - 12 Yes

Wood Barrett, Rebecca

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

Groth, Darren

Vancouver YA Classes and Large Groups 5-12 Yes

Harlick, Robin

fiction 10-200 9-12 Yes

White, Susan

Young Adult Fiction 10-100 4-12 Yes

Deen, Natasha

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

Romanuk, Paul

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

Krossing, Karen

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

Maruno, Jennifer

Burlington Fiction 30-75 3-10 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