School and Library Visits 2013
Readings: Depending on the targeted age group, both writing and illustrating will be covered,
starting with first draft manuscripts and rough sketches, leading all the way to final artwork and the finished book. For
younger audiences, this would include a reading of one or two picture books. For an older audience, Young Adult novels are
discussed, including the processes of writing, editing and publication. A question and answer period is always included.
Special Equipment: An easel, if possible, or large table to display sketches, artwork and books.
Book Sales: Copies of books can be brought for sales and personal autographing - with
Workshops: Great for an art class, this would follow a somewhat similar path to the readings, but with an interactive
component. If requested, a sketching/planning workshop can be put together where students can create their own characters
from template copies that are brought along. There will be tips and discussions on how to 'flesh-out' characters, giving them
personaiity in both words and pictures.
Reading and Workshop Locations: Schools and Libraries
Grades: ranging from grade 3 to 12
Size: 5 to 75 ( maximum 35 for workshops)
Fees: In accordance with Canada Council guidelines: $250 per one hour session/ $400 for 2 sessions
Geographic area covered: Greater Toronto Area, Halton and Peel regions (sometimes further -