"Your presentation was amazing, fascinating and inspiring for me
personally because now I really want to read all of the books
that you have written."
Emma, grade 5 student
"A large group of Grade 5's and a group of Grade 6's were kept interested for an hour by Larry. He had them in the palm of his hand...His books came alive for us."
Lynn Fajardo, Teacher Librarian
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My goal when visiting classrooms is leave students as excited about non-fiction as I am. During my visit, I talk about the writing process, show how books are created and get students involved in the fun of digging for facts and information.
My sessions combine storytelling with drama, role play or other forms of audience interaction and allow plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. I bring along the tools of my trade - samples of drafts, artists' illustrations, galleys and, of course, my books. I'll also have other gear - gadgets, props, multimedia equipment. These tools and visual aids help me to connect with audiences to share, in a very real way, the excitement of reading, writing and illustrating non-fiction.
Most sessions last 45-60 minutes. Don't worry about time. I can hold the group's attention. Prior to my visit, I will be in contact to discuss questions or ideas you might have so that I can customize my presentation to the needs, goals and curriculum of your school. Whether its a regular author visit or something more specific, I can craft a session to suit your particular situation.
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Arranging a Visit
Schools and libraries can arrange for a single presentation, two presentations in a half-day or up to four presentations in a full day. Fees are based on a sliding scale with rates reduced for schools within close proximity or booking more than one presentation. Neighbouring schools can also split a full day's cost to maximize savings.
For further information about fees and sessions, please contact me here
For schools and libraries in Ontario, please note all workshops and presentations must be booked through Authorís Booking Service.
For schools and libraries outside of Ontario, please contact me directly here.
Support for readings and workshops may be available from the following associations:
Manitoba Writer's Guild (Manitoba only)
Manitoba Arts Council (Manitoba only)