Look Who’s eligible for subsidies!

We encourage our members to join the Writers’ Union. Why? Because then they’re eligible for subsidies for Ontario school visits.  As an example, if a half day visit would normally be $500 plus travel, a subsidized visit would cost only $400 for the half day and most travel would be covered. As you can imagine, these subsidies get snapped up quickly! Currently, there are a few subsidies still available for presentations that take place before March 31, but you must apply 4 weeks in advance, so time is of the essence!

For your convenience, here’s an index of our presenters who are Writers’ Union members. For bookings before March 31, please request Ontario-based presenters. There’s a contact form on each author’s page.

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Aker, Don (Halifax NS)

Aker, Don (Halifax NS)

Nova Scotia-based, Writers' Union Member. White Pine Award-winning YA author is now scheduling visits for April 2018. $575 + HST ...
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Anderson, R.J. (Stratford)

Anderson, R.J. (Stratford)

Writers’ Union Member. Author of thrilling yet thought-provoking speculative fiction for children and teens. $300 for one hour-long session, $525 ...
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Arato, Rona (Toronto)

Arato, Rona (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. Rona’s events with the students were excellent. Not only was she able to keep the students enthralled ...
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Austen, Catherine (Ottawa)

Austen, Catherine (Ottawa)

Writers’ Union Member. YA, MG and Picture Book author. Multiple awards. All ages. $250 for one session, $450 for two, ...
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Bailey, Linda (Vancouver BC)

Bailey, Linda (Vancouver BC)

Vancouver BC. Writers’ Union Member and eligible for subsidies. Multiple award-winner across Canada including Blue Spruce (x2), Silver Birch and ...
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Bass, Karen (Hamilton)

Bass, Karen (Hamilton)

Hamilton. Writers' Union Member. MG + Teen fiction, Canadian history, Indigenous folklore, WWII, German perspective, YA, Geoffrey Bilson, CLA YA, ...
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Becker, Helaine (Toronto)

Becker, Helaine (Toronto)

Toronto. Writers' Union Member. National Bestseller. 2+time Silver Birch winner. Multi awards. K-8. Please note: Helaine’s rate is $750 + ...
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Beiser, Tim (Toronto)

Beiser, Tim (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. Picture books, Blue Spruce & Governor General’s Award nominee. JK to Grade 3. $250 plus HST per ...
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Bender, Rebecca (Burlington ON)

Bender, Rebecca (Burlington ON)

Author-Illustrator. Burlington, ON. Writers' Union Member. Blue Spruce winner. K to 5. $350 plus HST for 1 session, two for ...
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Blair, Kate (Toronto)

Blair, Kate (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. Kate's debut YA novel Transferral was nominated for multiple awards and optioned for a potential TV series ...
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Boudreau, Hélène (Markham ON)

Boudreau, Hélène (Markham ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Parents’ Choice Award. Fiction. Non-Fiction. Humour. Picture Book. Middle Grade. Tween. K to 8. Hélène’s rate is ...
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Brouwer, Sigmund (Alberta)

Brouwer, Sigmund (Alberta)

Alberta. Writers’ Union Member. Audiences of up to 400 in an assembly. $500  for 1,  $700 for 2, $900 for ...
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Burakowski, Ella (Toronto)

Burakowski, Ella (Toronto)

Writer’s Union Member. Author of Hidden Gold, A True Story of the Holocaust. Regular columnist for The Canadian Jewish News ...
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Camlot, Heather (Toronto)

Camlot, Heather (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. 2018 Silver Birch nominee for Clutch. Writing for Children Competition winner. Heather’s rates are $250 for one ...
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Carmichael, LE PhD (Trenton, ON)

Carmichael, LE PhD (Trenton, ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Award-winning author of 21 science books for young people. Fees: $250 for a one-hour presentation, $400 for ...
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Carroll, David (Toronto)

Carroll, David (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Award-winning author, ultra-marathoner and motivational speaker. Fiction. $250 for a 1-hour session, $450 for 2, $600 for ...
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Chan, Marty (Edmonton AB)

Chan, Marty (Edmonton AB)

 Touring Toronto and Niagara April 30 - May 4, 2018. Writers Union Member. A professional liar since 1988, Marty writes ...
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Cohen, Marina (Markham ON)

Cohen, Marina (Markham ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Middle Grade/YA Fiction & NF. Red Maple Honour Book. Writing workshops. Grades 4 and up. Marina’s rate ...
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Cotter, Charis (Newfoundland)

Cotter, Charis (Newfoundland)

Writers' Union Member. Multiple award-winner. Silver Birch 2016 Honour Book. Fiction, Newfoundland ghost stories, writing workshops. Grades 4 to 6 ...
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Dalrymple, Lisa (Fergus ON)

Dalrymple, Lisa (Fergus ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Picture book author, Middle grade author, Crystal Kite winner, K-8. Lisa’s rate is $450 for two 1-hour ...
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Davis, Aubrey (Toronto)

Davis, Aubrey (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Fiction picture book storyteller multi-awards all ages. Aubrey’s rate is $375 for one session, $600 for two, ...
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Dawson, Willow (Toronto)

Dawson, Willow (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Author / illustrator of Graphic Novels, Picture Books. Multi Awards. All ages. 550 for two sessions, $750 ...
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Deas, Mike (BC)

Deas, Mike (BC)

Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels. Writers' Union member. Available May 15-19, 2017. His rate is $275 for ...
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Deen, Natasha (Alberta)

Deen, Natasha (Alberta)

Writers' Union Member. In Canada, Natasha’s family found refuge from the political and racial violence of Guyana, South America. Her ...
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Dowding, Philippa (Toronto)

Dowding, Philippa (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Fiction writer. JK to 8. Philippa’s rate is $300 per session, $550 for two, or $750 for ...
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Dublin, Anne (Toronto)

Dublin, Anne (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. Historical novels and biographies, multi awards and nominations. Ages 8 and up. Anne’s rate is: $250 for ...
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Eamer, Claire (Gabriola Island, BC)

Eamer, Claire (Gabriola Island, BC)

Writers Union member. Middle grade nonfiction, mainly science and history, and picture books. Winner of the Science in Society Youth ...
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Fagan, Cary (Toronto)

Fagan, Cary (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Award-winning author of novels and picture books who delights audiences with stories, inspiration, and music. $350 plus ...
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Fernandez, Caroline (Toronto)

Fernandez, Caroline (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award 2016. $225 for one session + HST, $400 for two, $600 ...
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Fishbane, Melanie (Toronto)

Fishbane, Melanie (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Author of the young adult novel, Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery. Melanie’s ...
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Florence, Melanie (Toronto)

Florence, Melanie (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Winner of the TD Children's Literature Award! Author of novels, non-fiction and picture books and recent winner ...
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Fullerton, Alma (Midland ON)

Fullerton, Alma (Midland ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Fiction & NF, Multi awards including GG finalist, 2X TD finalist, Silver Birch Honor and Blue Spruce ...
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Ghent, Natale (Toronto)

Ghent, Natale (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. Award-winning author and illustrator. Grade 2 to adult. Natale’s schedule is flexible and she would be thrilled ...
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Godkin, Celia (Frankville ON)

Godkin, Celia (Frankville ON)

Writers' Union Member. Author/illustrator of information story books on natural science, grades K-6. Fees: $250 plus HST per reading, plus ...
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Grant, Vicki (Halifax NS)

Grant, Vicki (Halifax NS)

Writers' Union Member. YA fiction, mysteries, comic thrillers and high/low novels. Multi awards including Red Maple, Arthur Ellis and CBC ...
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Groth, Darren (Vancouver)

Groth, Darren (Vancouver)

Writers’ Union Member. YA. Aussie adopted by Canada; GG Finalist,  BC Book Prizes, multi awards in Australia. Fees: $300 for ...
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Hohn, Nadia (Toronto)

Hohn, Nadia (Toronto)

The Writers Union member. Picture book. All ages. $250 for 1 session (60 min) $450 for 2, $350 for 2 ...
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Jocelyn, Marthe (Stratford ON)

Jocelyn, Marthe (Stratford ON)

Writers' Union Member. Sneaky artist! TD Award? & Vicky Metcalf Award winner. All ages. MartheJocelynwp1 Marthe's rate is $400. for ...
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Kacer, Kathy (Toronto)

Kacer, Kathy (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member.Historical fiction and non-fiction, multi-award winner, and experienced speaker. Kathy’s rate in and around the GTA is $400 ...
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Kay, Edward (Toronto)

Kay, Edward (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. I Am Canada and screenwriter. Grades 4 to 8. $300 for one session, $550 for two, $750 ...
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Kerbel, Deborah (Toronto)

Kerbel, Deborah (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. GG finalist. MG, YA Fiction. $325 for one presentation, $575 for two, $850 for three, $1000 for ...
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Körner, Miriam (La Ronge SK)

Körner, Miriam (La Ronge SK)

Writers' Union Member. La Ronge, SK. Writer and Illustrator. Picture Book and MG/YA. Northern life-style and history, sled dogs, adventures, ...
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Kress, Adrienne (Toronto)

Kress, Adrienne (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Middle Grade, YA. Winner Heart of Hawick Award (UK). Adrienne Kress’s The Explorers has been optioned by ...
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Krossing, Karen (Toronto)

Krossing, Karen (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. YA and middle grade fiction. White Pine. Crystal Kite Winner. Writing workshops. Grade 4 and up. Karen’s ...
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Leck, James (Nova Scotia)

Leck, James (Nova Scotia)

Writers' Union Member. Young adult author, James Leck has plans to visit the GTA during the current school year. Ask ...
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Lewis, Amanda West (Ottawa)

Lewis, Amanda West (Ottawa)

Writer’s Union member. Writer of YA, Middle Grade, Poetry, Picture Books, Plays, Fiction & Non-Fiction. Amanda’s rate is $300 for ...
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Lewis, Robin Baird (Guelph ON)

Lewis, Robin Baird (Guelph ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Illustrator of Fiction and NF, & Canadian Classic Red is Best, longest backlist Canadian childrens’ lit list, ...
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Lyall, Casey (London/Middlesex)

Lyall, Casey (London/Middlesex)

Writers’ Union Member. Author of books for grades K - middle grade. $250 for one session, $450 for two sessions, ...
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MacKay, Elly (Owen Sound)

MacKay, Elly (Owen Sound)

Writers' Union Member. Author, illustrator, picture books, Forest of Reading, lightbox, paper, children’s books, primary, workshop, art project. Elly’s rate ...
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McKay, Sharon (Burlington ON)

McKay, Sharon (Burlington ON)

Writers' Union Member. Sharon travels across Canada several times a year. Sharon E. McKay (Mick-EYE) writes fact-based fiction for young ...
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McLeod, Cinders (Toronto)

McLeod, Cinders (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member and author-illustrator of the Moneybunnies financial literacy for young children series, published by Penguin N.Y. Cinders McLeod ...
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McNicoll, Sylvia (Burlington)

McNicoll, Sylvia (Burlington)

Writers' Union Member. Silver Birch Winner, Creative Writing Instructor  Grade 2-Adult Her rate is $250 for solo sessions or $225 ...
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Messier, Mireille (Toronto)

Messier, Mireille (Toronto)

Toronto. Writers' Union Member. French/English author. Picture books and middle grade. Great for immersion students! K to 6. Mireille’s rate ...
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Narsimhan, Mahtab (BC)

Narsimhan, Mahtab (BC)

Writers' Union Member. Silver Birch winning author available for school, library and conference visits. Mahtab’s rate is $250 plus HST ...
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Nicholson, Lorna Schultz (Alberta)

Nicholson, Lorna Schultz (Alberta)

Writers' Union Member. Fiction and NF. Multi nominations and awards. K-12.Adults. $300 plus HST for 1 session, $550 for 2, ...
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Peacock, Shane (Cobourg ON)

Peacock, Shane (Cobourg ON)

Writers' Union Member. Fiction, Governor-General’s Award nominee, 3 x TD Children’s Literature Award nominee. All ages. His fees are: $400 ...
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Poulsen, David (Alberta)

Poulsen, David (Alberta)

Writers' Union Member. Alberta, Fiction, Multi-award winner. Grades 1-12 $325 plus GST for 1 session, $600 for 2, $850 for ...
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Priest, Robert (Toronto)

Priest, Robert (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. Poetry, song and Y/A fiction. People's Poetry Award. SOCAN airplay award. Multi-awards All ages. $300 for one ...
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Scarsbrook, Richard (Toronto)

Scarsbrook, Richard (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Poetry. White Pine Winner, Multi Awards. Grades 6 to Adult. Richard’s rate is ...
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Schmidt, Rene (Trenton, ON)

Schmidt, Rene (Trenton, ON)

Writers' Union Member. Author of best-selling Canadian Disasters series, RM Honour Book Leaving Fletchville. $250 for one session, $350 for ...
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Shapiro, Simon (Toronto)

Shapiro, Simon (Toronto)

Writers Union member. Passionate about sparking an interest in Science. $275 for one session, $475 for two, $650 for three, ...
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Sherrard, Valerie (Miramichi NB)

Sherrard, Valerie (Miramichi NB)

Writers' Union Member. GG nominated, award-winning children's and YA author. $275 for a single presentation, $525 for two or $750 ...
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Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk (Brantford ON)

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk (Brantford ON)

Writers Union Member. fiction & NF, 2X Silver Birch winner. Multi awards. All ages. $400 plus HST for 1 session, ...
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Slade, Arthur (Sask)

Slade, Arthur (Sask)

Writers' Union Member. Fiction & Graphic Novels, Governor General’s Award Winner, TD Children’s Book Award Winner. Grades 4+. $375 plus ...
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Sobat, Gail (Alberta)

Sobat, Gail (Alberta)

Writers’ Union Member. YA, New Adult, 2x White Pine Honour. Multi-awards. Grades 4-adult. $375 for 1 session, $600 for 2, ...
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Staunton, Ted (Port Hope ON)

Staunton, Ted (Port Hope ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Fiction & non-fiction, multi-award nominee & winner. All ages. $350 for 1 session, $575 for 2, $800 ...
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Stevenson, Robin (BC)

Stevenson, Robin (BC)

Writers’ Union Member. Silver Birch winner, Stonewall Honor winner, Governor General’s finalist and Red Maple finalist. Writing instructor and editor ...
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Storms, Patricia (Toronto)

Storms, Patricia (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Fun and funny cartoonist, children’s illustrator and picture book author and ukulele lady. $300 + HST for ...
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Swan, Bill (Whitby)

Swan, Bill (Whitby)

Writers' Union Member. Red Maple non-fiction winner. Grades 4 to adult. True crime. His rate is $250 for one session, ...
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VanSickle, Vikki (Toronto)

VanSickle, Vikki (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. Dynamic writer and publishing professional. Interactive presentations, customization available. All ages. $300 + HST for 1 hour ...
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Wilson, Janet (Eden Mills ON)

Wilson, Janet (Eden Mills ON)

Writers' Union Member. Author/illustrator: social, aboriginal, and environmental justice; multi-award winner; all ages. $350 + HST for 1 60 minute ...
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Winters, Kari-Lynn (St. Catharines)

Winters, Kari-Lynn (St. Catharines)

St. Catharines. Writers’ Union Member. World traveling picture book and non-fiction author, storyteller, and performer. $375.00 for one session (50-55 min), ...
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Wishinsky, Frieda (Toronto)

Wishinsky, Frieda (Toronto)

Writers' Union Member. Author of 60+ books available for school and library presentations Her rate is $350 for one session, ...
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Younge-Ullman, Danielle (Toronto)

Younge-Ullman, Danielle (Toronto)

Writers Union Member. Author of two YA novels, Lola Carlyle’s 12 Step Romance and Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined, which ...
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Zweig, Eric (Owen Sound ON)

Zweig, Eric (Owen Sound ON)

Writers' Union Member. Hockey historian and author, Silver Birch nominee, available for school and library visits. Eric’s rate is $250 ...
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