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presentations & shows

Below are non-academic and/or creative presentations. See also:

This list does not include my author visit shows, as those are too numerous to keep track of. It is only a list of my more notable, non-academic presentations.


Kari-Lynn Winters – Promotional Video from Videos by Janet on Vimeo.


Organizer. “Arts Matter conference.” Brock University Hamilton campus, November 1-2, 2012.

Presenter. Word on the Street. Toronto, September 23, 2012.

Performer. Blue Spruce 10th Anniversary Exhibit. Canadian National Exhibition. Toronto, August 18, 2012.

Presenter. TD Celebrate Children’s Book Week. Richmond Hill Public Library, May 12, 2012.

Presenter. Booktopia. West Vancouver Children’s Literature Festival. May 5, 2012.


Workshop facilitator. “Keep ‘em Laughing: Writing Funny Fiction” and ” Genre Transformations: Moving between Plays, Graphic Novels, and Picture Books.” Kid-lit Writing for Children conference. Montreal, October 29, 2011.

Organizer. “Arts Matters conference.” Brock University Hamilton campus, October 27-28, 2011.

Workshop facilitator. “Picture Perfect Picture Books” and “Keep ‘em Laughing: Writing Funny Fiction for Kids.” Surrey International Writer’s Conference. Surrey, BC, October 21-23, 2011.

Presenter. Children’s Literature Festival Book Bash. Toronto Public Library, April 30, 2011.

Keynote speaker. “Class Visits from Hell” in Celebrating Stories Conference. Toronto Public Library, March 9, 2011.

Keynote speaker. Literacy Day. Vancouver School District, February 18, 2011.

Workshop facilitator for teacher candidates and students. “Together: Drama Across the Curriculum.” Edith Cavell Public School, February 8, 2011.

Invited author. “Arhythmetic and Buzz about Bees.” CANSCAIP at Ontario Library Association. Toronto, February 3, 2011.

Presenter. “Writing Picture-Perfect Picture Books.” Canadian Authors Conference. St. Catharines Public Library, February 1, 2011.

Presenter. Family Literacy Day. Grimsby Public Library, January 22, 20


Master of Ceremonies. Word on the Street Festival. Toronto, September 26, 2010.

Presenter. Elgin County Ambassador: International Plowing Match. St Thomas, ON, September 25, 2011.

Presenter/volunteer. “Air Lift to L.A.“: Presentations, library renovation, charity work for Compton School District. Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2010. See also news articles.

Keynote speaker. Young Author’s Conference. Brantford, ON, August 13, 2010.

Keynote speaker and workshop leader. Summer Writing Workshops. Brantford, ON, August 9, 2010.

Presenter. Performance and puppet show. Whistler Public Library. Whistler, BC, July 23, 2010.

Presenter. Book Launch. Blackberry Books. Vancouver, BC, July 15, 2010.

Workshop leader and Keynote speaker. Young Author’s Conference. Kamloops, BC. May 7, 20010.

Convocation speaker. Valedictorian, University of British Columbia, May 27 2010. See video.

With Ben Frey, Presenters. Simply Read Book Launch, Vancouver Kidsbooks, April, 2009.

Presenter. Family Literacy Day. Brantford Public Library, January 2010.


Winters, K. (Presenter). Book launch for On My Walk, When Chickens Fly, and Runaway Alphabet, St. Thomas ON, December 2009.

Winters, K. & Leist, C. (Presenters). Book launch for On My Walk,, Vancouver Kidsbooks, November 2009.

Winters, K. (Keynote Speaker). October 2009, Arts Umbrella.

Sherritt-Fleming, L. & Winters, K. (Performers). Word on the Street, September, 2009.

Winters, K. (MC). August 2009. Vancouver Public Library.

Winters, K. (Presenter). International Children’s Festival (Vancouver), May 2009.

Winters, K. (Presenter). Book launch for Runaway Alphabet, When Chickens Fly, and aRHYTHMetic, St. Thomas, April 2009.

Stone, T., Winters K., & Sherritt-Fleming. (Performer). Book Launch for aRHYTHMetic: A book and a half of poetry and math March 2009, Science World. 


Winters, K. (presenter). Authorfest 2008, February 2008, University of British Columbia. see brief flyer.

Winters, K. (presenter). WriteOn! In celebration of Family Literacy Week. January 2008, Vancouver Public Library. see flyer.


Winters, K. (event organizer). Book launch of Jeffrey and Sloth. Held at the Vancouver Aquarium, in the Amazon and Aquaquest galleries, April 14, 2007. Featured a reading/presentation of the book, a sloth walk, a cricket toss, a book launch, a book signing, and a private reception for 100 invited guests.

illustration by Kari Winters

Winters, K. (Presenter). Spring Book Hatching: Vancouver Public Library, June 9, 2007. See a Flikr photo gallery or single shots of Kari presenting, smiling, and doing crafts.

Winters, K (presenter). Hycroft 2007 – a group book launch of B.C books hosted by CWILL BC and the Vancouver Literature Roundtable, November 2007. See a Flikr photo gallery.

Winters, K. (playwright, performer). “Whatever I Write.” The Word on the Street Festival, Vancouver, September 2007. See a Flikr photo gallery with a photo of Kari.

Winters, K, Mooney, J. & Rosenberg, M. (playwright, performer). “Performing Graduate Identities.” Performance presented at the Annual meeting of the American Alliance for Theatre Educators (AATE), Vancouver, August 2007.

The book launch for Jeffrey and Sloth was held in April 2007 at the Vancouver Aquarium, home of some of Canada’s only sloths. A 1-minute video presentation can be viewed in these formats: high quality .mov (8 MB), medium quality .avi (17 MB), and low quality .mp4 (2 MB).


Winters, K. (performer). The Word on the Street Festival, Vancouver, September, 2006.


Winters, K. (playwright, performer). (2005-2007) “The Meaning Maker.” Twenty-one corporate sponsored performances produced and toured by the Tickle Trunk Players, Vancouver, March-June 2005.

Winters, K. (performer). The Word on the Street Festival, Vancouver, October 2005. See a photo gallery.


Winters, K. (performer). The Word on the Street Festival, Vancouver, October 2004. See a photo gallery.

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