19 09, 2020

Nicole Luiken

2022-07-02T18:08:06-06:00

Nicole is the author of fourteen SF and fantasy books for young adults. She lives with her family in Edmonton and it is physically impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing. Nicole is currently a non-touring member with YABS. Please inquire if you'd like to contact Nicole directly for private bookings.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
19 09, 2020

Katherine Koller

2022-07-02T18:09:29-06:00

Edmonton-based Katherine Koller writes for stage, screen and page. She has taught in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, and at Maskwacis Cultural College. She has given talks about writing, especially on dialogue, across the country. For Fall 2022, Katherine is offering both in-person and virtual sessions, and she is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Playwright
Grades
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
19 09, 2020

Kathy Jessup

2022-07-02T18:10:20-06:00

For over twenty-five years Kathy has brought her stories and popular writing workshops to schools, libraries, concerts and festivals across Canada and internationally. Kathy is offering both in-person and virtual sessions for 2022 and is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
19 09, 2020

Alison Hughes

2022-08-18T10:45:16-06:00

Award-winning writer Alison Hughes has also been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Alberta Literary Awards, and nine times for Canadian children’s choice awards. She has published 16 books for children of all ages and has given lively presentations and workshops for children all across Canada. Alison will be available for virtual visits in Fall 2022.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
19 09, 2020

Faye Reineberg Holt

2022-07-02T18:12:36-06:00

Born in Alberta, Calgary-based Faye Reineberg Holt loves tracking down and writing the dramatic stories of our prairie and Canadian past. As a writer, she has published short stories, articles, a poetry chapbook, and fourteen non-fiction books. For Fall 2022, Faye's will be offering half-day sessions within one hour of Calgary, no full days or overnight travel. She is also offering online sessions.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
19 09, 2020

Sue Farrell Holler

2022-08-15T12:32:22-06:00

Sue Farrell Holler writes for children of all ages – from preschool to young adult. Her YA novel, Cold White Sun, was a 2019 finalist for a Governor General’s Award for literature for young people – text, won the R. Ross Annett Award for children’s literature and the U.S.-based High Plains Book Award. Her new picture book (Spring 2022) is Finding Moose, a companion story to her popular 2020 title, Raven, Rabbit, Deer. Sue is available for both in-person and virtual sessions in Fall 2022.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
19 09, 2020

Karen Gummo

2022-08-22T12:57:41-06:00

For more than thirty years, Karen Gummo has performed far and wide as a creative storyteller, probing her Scandinavian heritage, seeking to learn and decipher world wisdom, and undertaking many school residencies. For Fall 2022, Karen expects to be offering in-person sessions with limited availability and will consider requests on a case-by-case basis.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Illustrator
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
18 09, 2020

Joan Marie Galat

2022-09-26T13:15:37-06:00

Joan is an internationally acclaimed author with more than 20 titles, and translations in five languages. She enjoys partnering facts and storytelling to engage young readers in science, engineering, and other STEM topics. Joan will be available for in-person sessions in Calgary/Airdrie on October 13-14. From October 15 on, she will be available only for virtual sessions.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
18 09, 2020

Carolyn Fisher

2022-10-04T15:55:31-06:00

Award-winning artist and author Carolyn Fisher has been drawing pictures and writing stories for her whole life. Carolyn has talked to thousands of kids in libraries and schools about writing and art. She draws and writes in her studio in Capitol Hill, Calgary. Carolyn is offering in-person or online presentations during the 2022-2023 school year. Rates are the same for in-person and online visits.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Illustrator
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
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