Dublin, Anne (Toronto)

Anne Dublin

Writers’ Union Member. Historical novels and biographies, multi awards and nominations, including the Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Youth) for 44 Hours or Strike. Ages 8 and up. Anne’s rate is: $250 for one session, $400 for two. No travel charges will be incurred within Toronto. Transportation/accommodation fees will apply for presentations outside the Toronto area.

Anne is an experienced and passionate presenter. As the author of historical novels and biographies with Jewish and social justice themes and a former teacher-librarian, she adjusts her presentations to various age groups and school curricula. She also enjoys speaking to adults and has shared her stories in retirement homes, churches, synagogues, cafés, and public libraries.

Anne recently made a foray into the Land of Self-Publishing, and came out relatively unscathed. Her historical novel,  Written on the Wind (HodgePog Books, 2001), which was out of print, is now available as a Kindle e-book on Amazon. Written on the Wind tells the story of eight-year-old twins, Sarah and Michael, who are caught up in the devastating events in Toronto 1954 when Hurricane Hazel hit an unprepared city.

Presentations

Anne writes historical novels, biographies, and Holocaust literature. She likes to begin her talk with the reasons why she writes and why she chose a particular topic. Anne uses pictures (PowerPoint and/or hard copies) to help tell the story as she reads from her books. She brings real objects about people and events, and often tells the audience about how she found these objects.

Anne talks about the process of doing research: Where she’s travelled, how she learned peculiar and interesting facts, how serendipity often happened along the way. Anne ends with a Q&A period, and a book signing if requested.

More details:

Grades 4 – 8: The majority of Anne’s books are for this age group. 45 to 60 minutes.

Presentation Details: Anne is happy to speak to Grade 4 and up, and prefers to be in a library or classroom.

Equipment required: A table to spread things out. A lectern. A microphone for larger groups or in the gym, or if the room acoustics are questionable. A screen, laptop, and projector for PowerPoint.

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