Writers’ Union Member. Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Poetry. White Pine Winner, Multi Awards. Grades 6 to Adult. Richard’s rate is $275 plus HST for one session, $525 for two, $775 for three, and $1000 for four, plus travel from Toronto.
Richard is an experienced, flexible, passionate and entertaining presenter who receives consistently excellent reviews as a speaker and teacher. As an award-winning author, an OCT-certified teacher, an instructor at George Brown College and the respected Humber School for Writers, and the Writer in Residence for a number of institutions, Richard can create a presentation or workshop for almost any group’s needs.
Presentation Details Richard can present in a variety of ways, depending on the needs of each teacher and group of students. No group is too large or small! Richard has run creative writing workshops with groups as small as five students, and has given readings and Q+A sessions to audiences of hundreds. He is comfortable in any venue, from classroom to library to auditorium. As a college, high school, and middle school teacher with over 25 years of experience, Richard is quite comfortable presenting to students of any age, although his books lend themselves best to groups from grade 6 to Adult. Richard’s usual “large group” presentation will start with an entertaining reading from of his books, followed by an inspirational discussion of the creative writing process driven by questions from and interactions with the students involved. For smaller groups, particularly High School English, Grade 12 Writer’s Craft classes, and Book and Writers’ Clubs, Richard can run a variety of workshops according to the needs of the class, based on one of the many writing classes he teaches at George Brown College and the Humber School for Writers. Smaller groups (under 25) tend to work best for workshop-style presentations. Richard is also available to speak at Professional Development Workshops for teachers, and can give entertaining readings and presentations on writing to just about any group. No audience size limits for talks, up to 25 for Creative Writing Workshops Will present in any venue No special equipment needs Email us to book Richard: