Deen, Natasha (Alberta)

Writers’ Union Member. In Canada, Natasha’s family found refuge from the political and racial violence of Guyana, South America. Her experiences as a child of two nations are the foundation for her dynamic presentations, which help students find the story and power that lives inside them. She routinely speaks to an entire school during the course of a half day, and travel costs are included in her fee. $550 + GST for half day (2 sessions, or entire school in one), $1000 + GST for a full day. Continue reading “Deen, Natasha (Alberta)”

Chan, Marty (Edmonton AB)

 Touring Toronto and Niagara April 30 – May 4, 2018. Writers Union Member. A professional liar since 1988, Marty writes books for kids and plays for adults. He’s also a keynote speaker, television screenwriter, radio dramatist, and raconteur. Marty charges $400 plus HST for one hour-long session, $600 for two presentations, and $825 for three. He charges $1,000 for a full day visit, which allows you to schedule as many sessions as you like into the regular school day. Continue reading “Chan, Marty (Edmonton AB)”

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 for two, $750 for three, and $900 for a full day, plus mileage for visits outside local area. Willing to travel anywhere within a 150 km radius from Stratford (which includes most of the GTA); open to travelling further if accommodation and meals are provided. Continue reading “Anderson, R.J. (Stratford)”

Arato, Rona (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Rona’s events with the students were excellent. Not only was she able to keep the students enthralled with her stories, but Rona also skillfully catered to the different age-groups and moderated her presentation according to their needs. Nicole Nozick Her rate is $250 per one-hour session, $400 for a full morning and $700 + HST for a full day. There is no travel charge within the GTA. For travel outside the GTA the standard kilometrage applies. Continue reading “Arato, Rona (Toronto)”

Aker, Don (Halifax NS)

Nova Scotia-based, Writers’ Union Member. White Pine Award-winning YA author is now scheduling visits for May 2016. $575 + HST + $110 travel for half a day (2 sessions); $1100 + HST + $200 travel for full day (4 sessions) Continue reading “Aker, Don (Halifax NS)”