Walters, Eric (Guelph, ON)

Eric Walters resides in Guelph, Ontario.  He is member of The Writers’ Union of Canada. He presents to students in kindergarten to high school.  His rates are $175.00 plus H.S.T. for a one-hour virtual session or in person $650.00 plus H.S.T. for a half day which is two presentations.

Eric has presented to over 2,000,000 students across Canada, throughout North America and around the world. His presentations are dramatic, engaging and multi-media.

Eric has published more than 120 books which have won over 100 awards including 4 Red Maples, 3 Silver Birches, other assorted children’s choice awards, the African Book Award, The Violet Downey, Ruth Swartz, The UNESCO Award in Service of Tolerance, The Christopher, Aesop Award from the American Folklore Society, and the Sakura Award (Japan). His books are available around the world and have been translated into 16 languages. He is the recipient of The Order of Canada.

Eric provides presentations, workshops and keynotes that are very specifically crafted to reflect grade levels, specific requests, and topics.  Through his books concerning social justice, and his ongoing commitment to a children’s program in Kenya that he co-founded – The Creation of Hope – he speaks passionately about these issues. As a former teacher he brings an understanding of curriculum, pedagogy, and understanding of, and sensitivity to, students in his presentations. He will often completely recraft a presentation to meet specific requests, grade configurations, or school needs.

Virtual sessions can be for up to 200 students in appropriate grade clusters (primary, junior, intermediate or high school). Whether virtually, or in person, Eric always provides all of the technical requirements of his presentations.

While Eric is based in Ontario he has always travelled extensively.  Now with virtual visits he is presenting world-wide (sometimes on the same day).  He is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada.

Contact Eric to book a visit:

    Bowes, Lisa (Calgary AB, Huntsville ON) 

    Best Selling Author Lucy Tries Sports Series. Writers Union of Canada Member, Award Winning Sports Journalist, Physical Education Graduate. Presenter Rogers Hometown Hockey. 

    K to 4 – $350+ GST per presentation. Virtual only.

    Zoom * Google Meets * Teams * WebexAll classes must be from the same school.No recordings please.

    Interactive presentations that inspire perseverance, physical activity & reading literacy. The “Lucy Tries” series is diverse, inclusive and supports accepted principles of healthy child development.


    With an extensive speaking background, Lisa is a dynamic and enthusiastic presenter. Lisa engages early readers about the importance of being active through her best selling picture book series Lucy Tries Sports.

    There will be something to do, see and learn from the visit which reinforces health and wellness, art and reading literacy curricula.

    A short Q and A is available at the end of the presentation.


    Ms. Bowes offers an exceptional interactive virtual experience.  Her presentation was professional and relevant with a positive message of inclusion and diversity. She has a seemingly natural ability to engage the learners on their level. It was a fun and informative experience.” – Andrew Ardley, Gr 3 Teacher Ocean View Elementary

    “One of my teachers said it was the best author reading she has seen in quite some time. This teacher has a very energetic class and they were all captured by your presentation.”– Dana Cormier, Vice-Principal Shamrock School

    It was fast-paced and interactive. The messages in the books aligned with the culture we are building in our class that focuses on the idea you can do anything if you just try! You’ve inspired another generation of young writers! Julie Last, Gr 2 Teacher Cedar Hollow 

    This was AWESOME! Students were making connections, many had ideas of what they wanted Lucy to try. I’m going to have them put their artwork into their Visual Journals. Thank you, it was really informative and inspiring! – Lyndsi Irwin, Teacher Dr. Morris Gibson  

    Goal: To inspire students to be active and persevere through reading.

    Key message: Let’s Move and Read!

    Contact Lisa for a visit:

      Withers, Pam

      Writers’ Union Member. Red Maple nominee 2013, 2019 and 2020. YA. Silver Nautilus Book Award 2012. Numerous other award nominations. $225 virtual visit with Pam, co-author Arooj Hayat*, or both; $300 for one session, $500 for two, $700 for three. No HST; includes all expenses. No maximum audience size. Occasional pickup/drop-off requested.

      Writers’ Union Member. Red Maple nominee 2013, 2019 and 2020. YA. Silver Nautilus Book Award 2012. Numerous other award nominations. $225 virtual visit with Pam, co-author Arooj Hayat*, or both; $300 for one session, $500 for two, $700 for three. No HST; includes all expenses. No maximum audience size. Occasional pickup/drop-off requested.

      FREE BOOKS: An unusual offer for an unusual school year

      During 2021 only, Pam Withers (award-winning author of 21 young-adult novels) is offering a free set of YA novels to classrooms that schedule her for a 30-40-minute Zoom presentation. (Applies to 6th grade and up.) Each and every student gets a free download of her 2020 YA novel The Parkour Club, to make the discussion on it during the presentation more engaging. She’ll also read from her just-released Dundurn Press novel, Drone Chase. Both books are available on Amazon.

      Pam has written 21 best-selling YA sports and outdoor adventure books particularly popular with teen boys. A former journalist, editor and outdoor guide who has kayaked the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, she’s a sought-after speaker for her high-energy, humorous presentations. She has presented extensively across North America for 30 years. The Parkour Club (written by Pam and co-author Arooj Hayat*), promotes cultural diversity and counters Islamophobia (while being a nail-biting sports and adventure story). One Egyptian YA book reviewer wrote, “a story for the whole world to read and learn from.”

      Her lively one-hour presentation for grades 4-12 includes:
       Short readings
       Tales of her own adventures
       Humorous anecdotes of how she researches her material
       The patience & persistence it takes to achieve success
       Special encouragement to boys
       The importance of rewriting & accepting criticism
       Tips on writing & getting published
       Extreme-sports video clips
       Q & A time

      Writing workshop: Pam also offers a fun, one-hour interactive workshop on doing research to make your writing more real.

      Equipment required for in-person visits: Projector and laptop for my USB flash drive; table and water.

      Contact Pam to book a visit:

        Nicholson, Lorna Schultz (Alberta)

        DEAL: Every school who books a visit will receive a signed Hayley Wickenheiser book!

        Writers’ Union Member. Fiction and NF. Multi nominations and awards. K-12.Adults. $300 plus HST for 1 session, $550 for 2, $750 for 3 and $900 for 4. Travel will need to be negotiated. She always has accommodations in Toronto and Niagara.

        Lorna Schultz Nicholson has two books being released fall 2019. Just Three is a hi-lo Orca Currents novel, and can be compared to a modern day Parent Trap.  PK Subban: Amazing Hockey Stories (Scholastic) is a non-fiction complete with text, photos and graphics.

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