Mike Deas (Salt Spring Island, BC)

Silver Birch Express Nominee. Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels. Writers' Union member. Available May 15-19, 2017. His rate is $275 for one session, $525 for two, $750 for three, and $950 for four plus travel from downtown Toronto.

Mike has illustrated over 14 Graphic Novels and books for young readers including Tank and Fizz and the Graphic Guide Adventure series. His passion for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Mike also works as a concept artist in the Video Game industry.

Mike’s presentation for grades 3-8 takes the audience through the production of his work (from doodles to publication), he provides drawing advice, tips on story development and hands on artistic demonstrations.

Through humor, Mike offers an inspirational glimpse into the creation of a graphic novel and the ongoing journey of education, trial and error, and experience in the world of illustration. Mike does an interactive multimedia presentation which details a step by step description of Liam O’Donnell and his joint process creating the Tank and Fizz series including; story, character design, thumbnail sketches, pencils, inks, color and finally publication. Several live drawing demonstrations with audience participation highlight the power of visual story telling and an open imagination.

His interactive presentation encourages literature through the Graphic Novel medium to even the most reluctant readers. The one hour (flexible) presentation includes time for questions and answers.

Set up Requirements: projector (to connect to a PC laptop), screen, easel or flipchart for drawing demonstrations and table to display books.

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Andrée Poulin (Gatineau, Québec)

Andrée Poulin a publié une trentaine d’albums et de romans. Elle a trois livres finalistes cette année dans la sélection de la Forêt de la lecture. Une cachette pour les bobettes est finaliste pour le prix Tamarac Express, Manchots au chaud est finaliste pour le prix Peuplier et The Biggest Poutine in the World est finaliste pour le prix Silver Birch Express.

Tarif : 500 $ pour 2 rencontres d’une heure. 700 $ pour 3 rencontres d’une heure. Des frais de déplacement du centre-ville de Toronto jusqu’à votre école sont à prévoir.

Dates disponibles : 15, 16 ou 19 mai 2017.

Andrée Poulin a publié plus d'une trentaine livres. Elle a remporté récemment le prestigieux prix TD pour la littérature jeunesse, pour son roman La plus grosse poutine du monde. Son défi est d'écrire des livres qui font rire et réfléchir. Andrée Poulin a grandi à Orléans, Ontario, ce qui l’a amené à écrire un documentaire intitulé À la découverte de l’Ontario français.

Description des présentations

Où l'écrivain trouve-il ses idées ? Quels sont ses trucs pour inventer une histoire ? Combien de temps faut-il pour faire un livre ? L'auteure Andrée Poulin répond à ces questions dans une animation hautement interactive et conçue pour donner la piqûre de la lecture. À l'aide d'anecdotes comiques et de matériel visuel, elle raconte l'histoire de la naissance d'un livre. Distribution d’affiches et de signets à la fin de l’animation. Du matériel pédagogique gratuit pour les enseignants est disponible.

Durée de la présentation: Durée de 1 heure, mais l’auteure peut écourter la durée, selon les besoins de l’école.

Grosseur max. des groupes : 2 classes

Niveau du français : français langue maternelle et groupes d'immersion

Âge des participants: maternelle à la 10e année

Besoins techniques : projecteur multimédias ou tableau numérique interactif

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Liam O’Donnell (Toronto)

LiamODonnell-wp1Tank & FizzToronto, ON. Writers’ Union Member. Middle grade novels, comics and graphic novels for reluctant readers, tech-whizzes and gamer geeks.

Liam’s rate is $575 for two sessions, $825 for three and $1000 for four, plus travel from downtown Toronto.

Liam is an award-winning author, elementary teacher and creator of over 35 graphic novels and books for reluctant readers, including: Tank & Fizz, Max Finder Mystery and the Battle of the Blocks series set in the world of Minecraft.

As a teacher, Liam always makes his presentations interactive and engaging for all students. He draws on his past as a reluctant reader and his love of technology and video games to connect with students and inspire them to become readers and writers.

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Panel Power: Making Comics and More

Grades: 4-8 Size: 60 students max. Length: 40- 60 min (flexible)

Dive into the world of comics and see how writers and illustrators team up to turn ideas into full colour graphic novels. Drawing on his newest mystery series, Tank & Fizz, Liam shares a hands-on look at the scripts and sketches writers and illustrators create before moving on to the final draft. Liam also talks about where he gets his ideas, including how his love of video games inspired him to create Battle of the Blocks, a middle grade adventure series set in the world of Minecraft. Writing tips, advice and time for a Question and Answer session are all included too.

Set Up Requirements:

Projector (for Power Point slides), screen and table to display books. Library or classroom (no gyms please, if possible).

Liam also offers virtual visits on Skype or Google Hangouts. Contact us for fees.
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Philippa Dowding (Toronto)

 

Toronto. Writers’ Union Member. Fiction writer. Silver Birch Express nominee. JK to 8. Philippa’s rate is $250 per session, $450 for two, or $650 for three sessions, + travel expenses outside GTA (for example, GO Bus and GO Train).

Philippa is an award-winning copywriter, a poet, and an acclaimed children’s author. She is a lively and entertaining presenter, often accompanied by her guitar and gargoyle puppet. Her presentations and writing workshops have been promoted and endorsed by the Toronto Public Library. Her children's books have been nominated for numerous literary awards, including the White Raven commendation from the International Youth Library in Munich.

Philippa can talk to groups large or small, from grades JK to 8, and will tailor her 1-hour presentation to your needs and students, as follows:

Lost Gargoyle Series (ages 8-12): includes a powerpoint presentation, textbook images, a gargoyle puppet, music, and author reading.  Students discuss gargoyles, medieval times, loneliness, friendship, homelessness, inclusion and difference, the writer's craft and more.

When did you know you wanted to be a writer? (All ages): Philippa combines the top 10 questions she gets asked by students into one interesting and colourful powerpoint discussion which answers questions like: when did you know you wanted to be a writer, who gets to pick what goes on the cover of your books, what does a manuscript look like and more.

Any presentation includes audience participation, Q&A, and for younger grades Philippa can also bring her guitar.

Maximum group sizes for presentations: 60 for JK to grade 2. 100+ for everyone else.

Writing Workshops work best wish 16 or so participants

Writing Workshop Topics:

Be the Beanstalk: Grow a story. How to tell a story which is more than just who, what, where and when.

Who is this character really? Techniques for character development beyond hair and eye colour!

Book covers, blurbs, bookmarks and bios. How to write like an artist and think like a copywriter.

Games, games, games: Let your students explore their creativity through these guided (and hilarious) writing games.

All Venues, including library, school, bookstore or outdoor event.

Equipment required: laptop to run powerpoint presentation if possible (she will provide the memory key), projector and screen (or suitable wall or surface). A table and microphone for larger groups or in the gym. A glass of water, cup of tea or coffee.

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