Brouwer, Sigmund (Alberta)

Alberta. Writers’ Union Member. Audiences of up to 400 in an assembly.

Virtual Visits: $150

Sigmund has set up a a virtual classroom in a professional studio with top-quality lighting, audio and visual equipment to deliver fun and motivating Rock and Roll Literacy Presentations that incorporate stories, music and short videos to make key points about the writing process.


Friday, January 29 with seven-time Stanley Cup winner Bryan Trottier , and Friday, February 5 as for the Seven Series with Eric Walters, Ted Stanton, Richard Scrimger and Shane Peacock.
Both presentations are geared for grades 4-8, and schools pay $175 for all teachers and students to access it, either from the building, or from home. It means that during the lockdown, every student can participate, no matter where.


Rock and Roll Literacy Virtual Classroom Visit — $150
– three 10-minute videos for teacher to play ahead of time to introduce author so that students get the most out of the presentation
– 45 minute live virtual presentation, with option to have it recorded and made into private youtube video so that students who missed the presentation can watch later
– each student gets a free ebook, and a free pdf book
— student printouts with Sigmund’s Story Ninja writing advice summary
Virtual PD Sessions For Teachers — $150
– one hour virtual session with platform of choice (Zoom, Google, Teams, Skype)
– option for session to be recorded and made into private youtube video so that teachers who missed the presentation can watch later
– worksheets and summary sheets
– year-long access to Story Ninja Book Club to share with students, with 40 plus free ebooks for children and adults

Sigmund also has a successful Writer In Residence program for schools that gives unlimited access to his ebook collection, and virtual author visits.

Year-Long Writing Course From A Virtual Classroom – $500 per classroom, or $1000 for all classes in school at that grade level
– two live teaching sessions per week for full school year to support and collaborate with teaching of the writing process
— covers all basic writing components to enable students to excel at narrative writing, descriptive writing, expository writing and essays 
— lessons recorded for access for students who miss the session and include teacher prep pdfs and worksheets for students 
— students receive 30 plus ebook titles by Sigmund Brouwer


Sigmund also has a multi-media presentation on The Battle of Vimy Ridge, based on his new title, Innocent Heroes: Animals in War and The Battle of Vimy Ridge.

As one of the authors of the Seven Series, the Seven The Sequel series and The Seven Prequel Series, Sigmund’s Rock and Roll Literacy uses a mixture of story and music and video for entertaining large-group presentations that deliver simple but key points about reading and writing skills, and that motivate students to want to put stories on paper.


Here’s what some who’ve seen Rock and Roll Literacy have to say: “It is really challenging to find presenters who can engage the entire school, and Sigmund definitely did. He had great messages for the students e.g. always remembering writing for your audience and make your writing interesting, but he wrapped his messages up with cool short stories, engaging music, and active participation.”

“Just to let everyone know we had author Sigmund Brouwer at our school this morning! HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST presenters we have ever had. The students and staff were thrilled, entertained and inspired by the presentation.”

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