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Selected for Canadian Children’s Book Week tour!

December 2, 2016

What: TD Canadian Children’s Book Week selected author
When: May 6-13, 2017
Where: across the province of Quebec

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2017 runs from Saturday, May 6 to Saturday, May 13, 2017. Thirty Canadian children’s authors, illustrator and storytellers will be visiting schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores across Canada throughout the week. This is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Each May, over 400 readings are given to over 25,000 children, teens and adults in roughly 175 communities across the country as we make every possible effort to reach children in more remote regions and communities. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival. See more: bookweek.ca/kari-lynn-winters.


Reading at Saturday Storytime: Sounds in the City!

November 12, 2016

What: Read-aloud and kids activities
When: Saturday November 12, 11:00am
Where: Powerplant Art Gallery, Toronto

In Maria Loboda’s exhibition Some Weep, Some Blow Flutes, a rail along one wall has letters that spell out the sound of a yawn. What other sounds do people make? What about animals? What about sounds in the city?

Children under 5 are welcome to bring Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, or other guardian to this program featuring award-winning children’s book author Kari-Lynn Winters, who will read On My Walk and lead other related activities. One reviewer writes of On My Walk: “This fun book with onomatopoeic words like clippity-clop, hippity-hop and drippity-drop, is set in Vancouver. The child in the book enjoys a pleasant summer walk with mom (presumably) and pet dog. Along the way, he observes many things, including horses, frogs, fish and freighters. And, of course, the Vancouver rain makes an appearance, turning the summer walk into a summer run. This simple and short book is a celebration of walking in our city.”

See more at thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Other-Programs/Saturday-Story-Time–Sounds-in-the-City!.aspx.


Presenting at WNY Childrens Book Expo

November 6, 2016

What: Reading at Western New York Children’s Book Expo
When: Sunday Nov. 6, 2016, 10am-3pm
Where: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo NY

Come see a dramatic performance of Let’s Play a Hockey Game!, at the Buffalo News Story Time Corner at 2:00pm. See full schedule, and see the Authors pages.


Organizing: Festival of Readers literary festival

October 13, 2016

What: A three-day literary festival
When: October 13-15
Where: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Niagara Artists Centre, and St. Catharines Public Library (central branch)

The Festival of Readers is a new, annual event designed to celebrate the love of reading and help to build a literary culture in the Niagara regions. This three-day literary festival takes place in St. Catharines this 13-15 October 2016, in partnership with the Two Days of Canada conference series, Niagara Artists Centre and the St. Catharines Public Library. See more: festivalofreaders.com.

See also the St. Catharines Standard article “New literary festival makes its debut in St. Catharines” (Oct 12, 2016) and the Brock News item “Top Canadian authors coming to Niagara for Two Days of Canada conference” (Oct. 11, 2016).


Hosting: Word on the Street

September 25, 2016

What: Hosting TD Children’s Literature Tent, and presenting Good Pirate
When: Sunday September 25, 2016, 2:20-5:20pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. On one extraordinary Sunday each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere.

There is always plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, and best of all, The Word On The Street and all of its events are FREE!


Presenting: Telling Tales Festival

September 18, 2016

What: Presenting Good Pirate at the Telling Tales Book Festival
When: September 18, 10am-4pm
Where: Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton Ontario

As you pass through the Westfield Heritage Village “Gates of Time”, you will be delighted to discover a world that existed before the internet and video/computer games. Here life is simple, and stories and history are coming alive! Feature performances are scheduled to take place at nine different stage areas throughout the village…

Read about the history of the festival at tellingtales.org/our-history, or see my presenter page at tellingtales.org/presenters/.


Reading for World Cup of Hockey!

September 17, 2016

What: I was invited to read my new book Let’s Play a Hockey Game for the World Cup Of Hockey in Toronto!
When: September 17 and 24
Where: Toronto’s Distillery District (just east of Air Canada Centre)

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The NHL and NHL Players’ Association want fans to enjoy more than the games at the World Cup of Hockey 2016. The Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village will help make that happen. Video screens in the Fan Village will broadcast all World Cup games. There also will be a variety of entertainment activities for fans of all ages. See more: nhl.com/news/world-cup-of-hockey-unveils-fan-village.


Meet The Author at ALA Annual Conference

June 25, 2016

What: Book signing at Publisher’s Spotlight, American Library Association
When: Saturday June 25, 10:30am
Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Come get your advance copy of Good Pirate, winner of the Rainforest of Reading award, signed at the Pajama Press booth! See the publicity flyer.


Invited author, ABC Children’s Institute

June 21, 2016

What: Invited author / facilitator, American Booksellers Association conference
When: June 21-23
Where: Wyndham Orlando Resort International, Florida

Join your children’s bookselling colleagues! Taking full advantage of our schedule immediately preceding ALA’s annual conference and close proximity to Disney World, ABC Group is actively planning a hefty program of keynote and featured talks, breakout education sessions, round-table discussions, an author reception, a rep picks speed dating lunch, and Scholastic Meet & Treat After Party.


Good Pirate Book Launch

June 5, 2016

What: Book Launch and Pirate Ship Adventure for Good Pirate
When: Sunday June 5, 12:30-2:00pm
Where: Centre Island, Toronto

The event was a success! Here’s a picture from Bob McNicoll’s facebook page.




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