19 09, 2020

Karen Gummo

2023-09-07T10:59:53-06:00

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. Karen is available for in-person Taleblazers bookings during the first week of October 2023.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Illustrator
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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18 09, 2020

Joan Marie Galat

2023-11-28T12:26:45-07:00

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. She will be available for both in-person and virtual bookings in 2023-24 and is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
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  • 12
18 09, 2020

Carolyn Fisher

2023-09-22T10:12:39-06:00

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 2023-2024 school year.

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

Rita Feutl

2024-05-09T15:50:17-06:00

As a child of immigrants, Rita Feutl didn’t learn English until she started school. That’s also where she discovered books and the wonder of stories. She wrote her first one when she was seven. Rita is available for in-person Taleblazers bookings beginning in the third week of October and is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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  • 12
17 09, 2020

Natasha Deen

2024-05-09T13:41:30-06:00

Natasha Deen writes for kids, teens and adults and believes the world is changed one story at a time. As a Guyanese-Canadian whose family immigrated to Canada, she’s seen first-hand how stories have the power to shape the world. Natasha is an active member of YABS but not touring regularly. She is open to special requests on a case-by-case basis.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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17 09, 2020

Gail de Vos

2024-05-13T12:50:54-06:00

Storyteller, librarian and former teacher, Gail de Vos has been an active promoter of the oral tradition of literature in Alberta for over three decades. Gail will be available for Taleblazers 2024 bookings and is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
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  • 12
16 09, 2020

Marty Chan

2024-06-05T14:17:26-06:00

A vagabond of writing genres, Edmonton author Marty Chan has written for theatre, television, radio, and kids publishing. For 2024-25, Marty is offering both virtual and in-person sessions. Availability for in-person may be limited.

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