If you would like me to be a keynote speaker, a workshop facilitator or a creative writing mentor, please contact the Author’s Booking Service for details on my presentations in schools, colleges and non-profits.
I have a special interest in travelling to the North to speak to students and conduct workshops. The Writer’s Union of Canada will fund visits to the Yukon and NWT.
Please note: I do not charge for travel to large airports in Canada including, (but not limited to):
Please email me if you’d like to find out if your district qualifies for this travel program!
The CWILL BC Website has provided the following information for teachers/librarians and schools interested in sourcing funding to pay for author visits:
Did you know that your district already receives government funding for author and illustrator classroom workshops and presentations? All grants are available through ArtStarts.
A district can apply for a CWILL BC author or illustrator to give an hour-long workshop or presentation in the school classroom and be eligible for funding to cover up to 60% of the CWILL BC member’s fee!
AIE Component 2 for long-term residency
There’s no need to go through your district; there are grants available to teachers!
As a teacher, you can apply for a CWILL BC author or illustrator to come into your school for a long-term residency (a week or more). That residency could be three hours a day, from Monday to Friday, for one or more specific classes of students. The funding your school would then be eligible for would be 60% of the CWILL BC member’s fee.
To find out more about these programs or to apply for funding to bring a writer into your school, visit CWILL
Manitoba Symposium on Writing
Kamloops Young Author’s Festival