Here’s a great way to give back to your community by hiring an author to visit your school! The Writers’ Union of Canada will subsidize author visits, which makes this a win-win situation for your school and local authors. Yes, I would love to visit your school. Visit my Book Talk page to learn more about my talks. See also my page on The Writers’ Union of Canada website.
There is funding available for reading programs, beginning March 31, 2013.
The Writers’ Union of Canada pays the author a $250 honorarium per full (solo) reading or a $125 honorarium per half (joint) reading. Also available is up to $300 in travel expenses per reading. The host school must provide the author’s accommodation (if necessary) and meals.
See guidelines listed here.
OAC Writers-in-the-Schools Program
Every Ontario elementary and secondary school is eligible for one funded reading from April 1 to March 31.
For more information click here.
Note: Requests for funding must come from the school. Funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.