St Catharines ON. Writers’ Union Member. YA Fiction. Adult Fiction. White Pine winner. Multi awards. Grade 7 & up.
Eve’s rate is $300 plus HST for one session, $550 for two, $800 for three and $1000 for four, plus travel from St Catharines.
Eve Silver is the author of three novels for teens and sixteen novels/novellas for adults. Her work has been translated into over fifteen languages. She regularly teaches at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and also mentors emerging writers in young adult and adult fiction. She has travelled throughout North America conducting book talks, presentations and writing workshops since 2006, and she loves meeting readers and writers everywhere she goes.
Presentation and Workshop Options (other topics available—please enquire):
Informal Reading and Q&A:
The presentation opens with a brief overview of Eve’s background and how she came to write. She focuses on the process of writing her teen series. She offers a brief reading followed by a discussion of concepts related to the reading. Questions and discussion are encouraged, but Eve recognizes that teens are often reticent to begin a dialogue and she comes armed with a variety of questions to pose to the audience in order to stimulate interaction. The presentation is meant to inspire, spur dialogue, foster an interest in reading, and promote literacy.
For this presentation, participants should have read one or more of Eve’s books ahead of time. Eve discusses her path to publication, how her work has evolved, the influence of Manga and Anime, connections between video games and The Game series (Rush, Push, Crash), and the themes that evolve in the books (teamwork, friendship, coming of age, grief, loss, anxiety, depression). She delves into the specifics of characters’ goals, motivations and conflicts and encourages participants to ask questions and share their thoughts and experiences.
Eve delivers writing workshops for teens and adults tailored to the needs of the audience. The goal of the workshops is to inspire, energize, and stimulate the imaginations of attendees. Workshops include exercises that focus on creating vivid characters, developing believable worlds, writing sparkling dialogue, and marrying plot and pace to create a page-turner. Examples of recent workshop topics include:
What In The World?—An Interactive Worldbuilding Workshop
Scents and Sensibility—Enrich your work by incorporating the five senses
So You Think You Can Pants—Tips and techniques for keeping the plot moving whether you work from an outline or write by the seat of your pants
The Long and Winding Road—Twists and traps on the road to publication, and how to overcome them
Eve is also available for adult writer professional development workshops.
Eve will gladly present a Reading and Q&A to groups of less than 20 or more than 300. She requires a microphone for large venues (auditoriums, gymnasiums). She requests that a librarian, teacher, or other school representative be present throughout the presentation.
For Book Talk, attendance of approximately 20-30 students is ideal.
For writing workshops, attendance must be limited to a maximum of 30 participants.
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