20 09, 2020

Gerry Rasmussen

2022-07-02T17:58:18-06:00

Gerry Rasmussen is an internationally syndicated cartoonist who has been drawing the comic strip Betty since 1991. He is also the illustrator of a series of picture books about sports. Gerry is offering both in-person and online sessions for Fall 2022 and he is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Illustrator
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
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20 09, 2020

David A. Poulsen

2022-07-02T17:59:14-06:00

David A. Poulsen has been a broadcaster, teacher, football coach, rodeo cowboy, stage and film actor and--most of all--writer. The author of more than 25 books, many for middle readers and young adults, David spends 60 to 80 days a year in classrooms across Canada (and beyond) as a visiting author/presenter. “I never tire of sharing my love for reading and writing with kids (and adults) of all ages." David is available for in-person sessions for 2022-23 and is happy to travel. He is open to online sessions upon request.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
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20 09, 2020

Lorna Schultz Nicholson

2022-09-12T17:20:51-06:00

Lorna Schultz Nicholson is full-time writer who divides her time between Edmonton, Alberta and Penticton, British Columbia. She has published children’s picture books, middle grade fiction, YA fiction and non-fiction sports books. Lorna’s books are about family, friendships, and, well, the ups and downs of life. For the 2022/23 school year, Lorna is offering all of her sessions both in-person and online. She is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
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20 09, 2020

Shenaaz Nanji

2022-07-02T18:01:29-06:00

Calgary-based Shenaaz Nanji likes to think of herself as a squid who lives under the sea but surfaces occasionally to read and write. Her publications include 11 books that include novels, short stories and picture books fiction and non-fiction. Shenaaz is offering virtual sessions in Fall 2022. She is available for half-day in-person sessions in Calgary.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • 2
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20 09, 2020

Ginger Mullen

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

Calgary-based Ginger Mullen has been telling stories in schools, libraries, early childhood centres, and community organizations since 1992. Ginger is currently a non-touring member of YABS and not available for Taleblazers due to prior commitments.

Artist Type
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
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20 09, 2020

Tololwa Mollel

2022-09-21T14:25:39-06:00

Edmonton-based Tololwa Mollel is a storyteller, dramatist, and an award-winning author of over twenty books for the young and not so young in English and in Swahili, the national language of his native African country of Tanzania. Tololwa will be offering virtual sessions for Fall 2022 and will update in September about the possibility of in-person sessions.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Playwright
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
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20 09, 2020

Sigmund Brouwer

2022-07-02T18:05:50-06:00

Red Deer author Sigmund Brouwer's Rock and Roll Literacy presentation has reached over 1,000,000 students in schools across Canada and the United States. He is a bestselling author of both children and adult books, and based on this, he has established two on-line courses for teachers and librarians to use in the classroom or for distance learning. Sigmund is be available for both in-person and virtual sessions and is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • 3
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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
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19 09, 2020

Hazel Hutchins

2022-07-02T18:10:55-06:00

With over fifty picture books and children's novels to her credit, Canmore-based Hazel Hutchins is an experienced presenter who takes delight in sharing her stories and creative writing tips with elementary students across Canada and beyond. Hazel will be available for online sessions exclusively in 2022.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
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