Presentation language: English. Grades 6-8 or 9-12. Combined rates: $250+HST for one session, $450 for two, $675 for three, $900 for a full day (four sessions). Plus a travel fee of $0.50/km if outside the Greater Toronto Area. Combined rates for virtual visits: $200+HST for one session, $300 for two.
Sarena and Sasha Nanua are twin sisters living in Ontario, Canada. Born on Diwali ten minutes apart from each other, they grew up loving stories about twins and magic, and began writing books together when they were nine years old. They are graduates of the English and Professional Writing programs at the University of Toronto and are the authors of The Pendant Trilogy and the Ria and Rani duology.
Sarena and Sasha offer presentations on their writing journey, including how they began writing together at the age of nine, how they self-published as teenagers and then got a literary agent, and how they traditionally published their book Sisters of the Snake with HarperCollins. They also offer workshops on the publishing process and creative writing. Workshops can be tailored to grade level and can cover topics such as:
- novel writing
- elements of a story
- best practices for revision/editing
One session can include anywhere from 2-3 classes (20-30 students per class). Workshops can be done one class at a time, but also allow for smaller group sessions with each of us/one-on-one experiences in-person. Visual equipment such as power-point required for presentations and workshops. Bottled water would be appreciated.