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 for three, plus travel within Ontario. For younger grades, two 30 minute presentations may be booked at a single session rate.

Valerie is an experienced presenter who uses humour and an interactive style to engage her audience. Feedback from her school and library visits has been enthusiastic.

Presentations by Grade (I will present to students in K – 9) I distribute a signed bookmark or postcard to each student at all presentations. Grades K – 3: There’s a COW Under My Bed! Fun and interactive talk about expressions and language, and students’ own creative abilities. Reading with audience participation. I end with a short Q & A. Grades 4 and 5: Entertaining and interactive presentation on literacy and a comparison of life today versus the 1940/50s. I end with a short reading and about 10 minutes for Q & A. Grades 6 to 9: Engaging and interactive presentation on literacy, believing in oneself and a variety of writing related topics, depending on the interest and grade level of the audience. I end with a short reading and about 10 minutes for Q & A. I am flexible on audience size but in my experience, smaller groups result in the greatest benefit to students. I am most comfortable in a classroom or library but will also present in an auditorium or gymnasium. I will need a podium or a table and chair if students are going to be seated on the floor. A sound system may be necessary depending on audience size, acoustics and the number of presentations booked. A bottle of water is always appreciated. Contact Valerie: