19 09, 2020

Mary Ann Lippiatt

2023-06-01T14:23:10-06:00

Passionate in her craft, Mary Ann’s present day intergenerational storytelling is an evolving art form that blends an engaging educational experience with animated entertainment. Mary Ann is currently a non-touring member and will not be available for Taleblazers 2023, but she is open to inquiries for private bookings. She can be reached at prmalippiatt@gmail.com or 780-941-3843.

Artist Type
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
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19 09, 2020

Kathy Jessup

2024-05-15T17:26:26-06:00

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 2024-25 and is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
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19 09, 2020

Hazel Hutchins

2024-05-29T14:31:35-06:00

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 is an active member of YABS but is no longer touring.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
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  • 5
  • 6
19 09, 2020

Alison Hughes

2023-09-26T15:24:22-06:00

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 in-person and virtual bookings beginning in mid-October. She prefers to stay within 1 hour radius of Edmonton, but will consider overnight travel for multiple days of bookings.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
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19 09, 2020

Faye Reineberg Holt

2023-08-29T13:16:52-06:00

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. Faye is available for in-person sessions within 90 minutes of Calgary and online sessions province-wide.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • 4
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19 09, 2020

Sue Farrell Holler

2023-09-12T15:44:39-06:00

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 in-person and virtual bookings.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
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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
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
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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
  • 7
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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
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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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