Cutler, Marcus Tecumseh, ON)

A member of The Writers’ Union of Canada, SCBWI, and CANSCAIP.

Rates: $250 for a single session, $200 per each additional session. For Kindergarten classes, two half sessions can be substituted for a full one. Plus a travel fee of $0.50/km outside of Essex County, Ontario. Virtual: $180 per session.

Marcus began his career as an illustrator, and has since expanded in to writing, and now presenting! He is the author and illustrator of the hilarious picture book I Do Not Eat children, and is the illustrator of The Three Canadian Pigs: A Hockey Story, The Monster’s Travel Guide Part Deux: A Canadian Adventure, the Lark Ba detective series, and many, many more!

CREATION ABOMINATION: Make Something Terrible!

Grades K-5, 45-55 minutes

Themes: Creativity, playfulness, resilience

Marcus’ theory is that you have to make something bad before you can make something good, therefore there are no failures, only PRACTICE! The students will be taken on a tour of the ups and downs of being a creator. They’ll be treated to a behind the scenes look at a picture book’s journey from concept to publication, and all of the failures practice along the way. There will also be an exclusive sneak peek of Marcus’ next book The Crayon Stub, due out Summer 2025! Then, through a rowdy call and response game, Marcus and the students create some of the most truly terrible abominations ever!

Viirtual Visits:

The classroom must have access to a camera and Zoom or Teams, and drawing materials for the students.

In-Person Visits:

The classroom will need a smart board or presentation screen, a pad of chart paper, and drawing materials for the students. Additional activity sheets will be provided. Marcus prefers a maximum group size of 35 to allow for higher personal engagement.

Contact Marcus to book a visit: