Posted: September 28, 2020
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Author events Oct 2020
We have 6 exciting virtual author events planned in October and November. Teachers are welcome to register and broadcast the events to their classes, too. 

Wesley King
Thursday, October 8
11:00am to 11:45am
Grades 4 to 6
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Wesley King is an award winning Canadian author and fan favourite whose 13 novels have been bestsellers and award winners that have been read and re-read by thousands of kids. Wesley is the author of the popular OCDaniel series and has just released a YA fantasy, sports-based novel that he collaborated on with basketball superstar Kobe Bryant.

Diana Tso
Tuesday, October 20
11:00am to 11:45am
Grades 4 to 6
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Diana Tso is a storyteller, theatre artist, playwright, poet and storytelling professor at George Brown College. She’s a graduate of the University of Toronto in English Literature & of Ecole Internationale de Théâtre de Jacques Lecoq in France. Join Diana in celebrating the Mid Autumn Moon Festival with the story of The Lady on the Moon and other exciting and beautiful Chinese folktales. 

Erin Bow
Wednesday, October 21 
12:30pm to 1:15pm
Grades 7 to 8
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Erin Bow describes herself best: "physicist turned poet turned author of novels that will make you cry on the bus". Her young adult and middle grade novels have won several awards including the Governor General's Award for young people's literature and the TD Canadian Children's Literature award. Erin now lives in Kitchener and is a wonderful speaker and teller of tales.

Kathy Stinson
Thursday, October 22 
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades JK to 2
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Join us for a story time with iconic Canadian author Kathy Stinson, author of Red is Best. Kathy will share some stories, talk about writing stories and take your questions!

Anuradha Rao
Thursday, November 5
12:30pm to 1:15pm
Grades 7 and up
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Join in the discussion with Anuradha Rao, conservation biologist and author of One Earth, People of Color Protecting Our Planet.
The twenty short biographies introduce readers to diverse activists from all around the world, who are of many ages and ethnicities. From saving ancient trees on the West Coast of Canada, to protecting the Irrawaddy dolphins of India, to uncovering racial inequalities in the food system in the U.S., One Earth is full of environmental role models waiting to be found.

Scott Chantler
Tuesday, November 17
11:00am to 12:00pm
Grades 7 and up
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Scott Chantler is a Canadian award winning author, cartoonist and illustrator. He was the first cartoonist to serve as Writer in Residence at the University of Windsor. His series work includes: Two Generals, Northwest Passage and the children's series Three Thieves, which won the Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids. Scott will be discussing how graphic novels are created, including the research involved, writing and illustration tips.