Category: public speaking

national public readings

April 2021 Update: The readings listed below have passed, but I have one more National Public Reading coming up on June 9th, hosted by the Muskoka Authors Association, about writing for children and adults. Many thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts and… Continue Reading “national public readings”

Funding Author Visits

Interested in one of my Author Presentations or Writing Workshops? Good news! Financial assistance for author visits is available throughout Canada, thanks to the generous support of our governments working with the literary non-profit community. A couple of key funding programs have looming deadlines… Continue Reading “Funding Author Visits”

Immersed in Student Writing

This Tuesday, I had the pleasure of calling the names of twelve young writers whose short fiction won places in the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Contest. What a pleasure to be one of this year’s judges and to read excerpts from the fantastic… Continue Reading “Immersed in Student Writing”

A Celebration of Reading

My home town, Gatineau, is one of this year’s hosts of Canada’s largest festival of reading. We’re an official “Reading Town” this month, with events and presentations┬áthat come to a close tomorrow. It’s all part of the National Reading Campaign’s mission to make reading… Continue Reading “A Celebration of Reading”

Who’s Afraid of Public Speaking? (Fearless February Day 2)

Glossophobia. The fear of speaking in public. Also called “speech anxiety,” this is the most common phobia in North America. Three out of four people suffer from it — and we suspect there’s something wrong with that fourth guy. I mean, honestly, what kind… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Public Speaking? (Fearless February Day 2)”

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