|10:00||11:00||Forest of Reading Ceremony||London - Main Stage||This year's list of nomintated titles brought readers into a world of informative and thought provoking literature. Join us in awarding the talented Canadian author with the London Regional Silver Birch and Red Maple awards. At this ceremony the London Regional winner for the Silver Birch and Red Maple awards will be given. The official awards will be given out in Toronto on May 15-16, 2018. Hosted by: TBC|
|11:15||11:45||Workshop - Liam O'Donnell||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Liam O’Donnell: Sleuthing Monsters & Dark Magic|
Think your teacher is a Doom Mage? Worried there’s an arcane atrocity brewing under your school? Fear not! Liam O’Donnell has answers to all your monster and magic questions. From creating scaly characters to the best ways to surprise a reader, join Liam for an interactive Question & Answer session. Bring your questions and be ready for fun chat with the author of Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Missing Mage.
|11:15||11:45||Workshop - Mary Beth Leatherdale||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Mary Beth Leatherdale: It All Starts With a Question (author of Stormy Seas)|
Where do ideas come from? How do they become books? Mary Beth Leatherdale answers your questions about how to turn interviews and research into writing. Learn tips for researching your own family’s stories.
|12:00||12:30||Workshop - Helaine Becker||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Monster Research: Bring your brain (if the zombies haven't gotten it yet!) to find out how authors dig out the facts for nonfiction books. Learn the tricks of the trade for separating fake news from the real deal.|
|12:00||12:30||Workshop - Linda Granfield||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Dipping into Mysteries (author of The Vimy Oaks: A Journey To Peace)|
Are you good at guessing? Pull an item from Linda's "Box of the Awesome Past" and test your skill and creativity! Everyone can join in while we discover the who, what, when, and why of things you may never have seen before. There will be time for Q & As, too!
|12:00||12:30||Workshop - David Poulsen||London - Agriplex Pavillion||David Poulsen’s presentations with students are high energy, informative, infused with his passion for reading and writing and, most of all, they’re fun. He begins by sharing his journey to becoming a writer; it is sometimes hilarious (“The world’s worst rejection letter” and “The scariest moment of my life” are two examples), sometimes poignant (his first successful story was inspired by the tragedy of the Battle of Dieppe), sometimes inspiring (“if I can get my picture on the back cover of a book, so can you”) and always entertaining. Next, David’s reading will focus on a recent book written for the age group to whom he is presenting and as a former actor, he admits to ‘performing’ his readings. And finally, there is David’s favourite part of the presentation—the Q and A as audience members pepper him with questions that ‘never fail to amaze and delight.’ It is a time that students and adult audiences alike have called everything from “inspirational” to “totally a blast.”|
|12:45||13:15||Workshop - Heather Camlot||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Heather Camlot: Ready to write? (author of Clutch)|
Is your head bursting with an idea that just has to get out? That’s what happened to Heather! She’ll share the inspiration for Clutch and answer questions about writing, researching and knowing very little about baseball. Be ready: she’ll also have questions for you!
|11:15||11:45||Workshop - Jennifer Dance||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Flying over the Oil Sands: Join Jennifer Dance as she travels to Northern Alberta in search of the facts about the Oil Sands Industry, its effects on the environment and the health of the people who live downstream. With personal video and photographs, Jennifer will show you the importance of good research and how to differentiate between fake news and the truth.|
|12:45||13:15||Workshop - David Skuy||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Coming this Winter!|
|10:00||14:00||Workshop - Alex Lyttle||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Why write a book about a child who dies? During this presentation, Dr. Alex Lyttle, a pediatrician raised in London, Ontario, will attempt to answer this question and any others about his book, From Ant to Eagle. And if that’s not enticing, the prizes will be…|
|11:15||13:15||Workshop - Joanne George||London - Agriplex Pavillion||Coming this Winter!|
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