Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Authors@School programming has been suspended.

We are grateful to the Dr. Samuel S. Robinson Foundation for the generous financial support that makes the Authors@School program possible.

Past Events

We are pleased to have co-presented the following events with Kingston Frontenac Public Library in 2020:

Matthew Forsythe, Pokko and the Drum
Picture-book fiction, for Kindergarten to Grade 3
A story about art, persistence, and a family of frogs living in a mushroom.

Celia Krampien, Sunny
Illustrated picture book, for Kindergarten to Grade 3
An unforgettable, transcendent story about the true power of optimism.

We were delighted to have welcomed five award-winning Canadian authors to ten Kingston-area elementary schools in 2019!

2019’s authors and their featured books:

Erin Bow, Stand on the Sky
Middle-grade fiction, for Grades 4 to 8
An exquisitely written novel about a young girl who defies her family’s expectations in order to save her brother and become an eagle hunter.

Shannon Bramer, Climbing Shadows
Poetry with illustrations, for Kindergarten to Grade 3
Poems inspired by a class of kindergarten children whom poet and playwright Shannon Bramer came to know over the course of a school year.

Alan Cumyn, North to Benjamin
Middle-grade fiction, for Grades 4 to 8
Edgar, a boy who has lost the ability to speak, travels with his dog, Benjamin, through the freezing Yukon wilderness.

Cary Fagan, What Are You Doing, Benny?
Picture-book fiction, for Kindergarten to Grade 3
Tender and funny, this story perfectly captures the joys (and annoyances!) of sibling relationships.

David Alexander Robertson, When We Were Alone
Picture book fiction, for Kindergarten to Grade 3
As a young girl helps tend her grandmother’s garden, she learns about life in a residential school a long time ago, where so many things were taken away.