We are grateful to the following organizations for the generous financial support that makes the Authors@School program possible: and

Dr. Samuel S. Robinson Foundation

We are delighted to welcome five award-winning Canadian authors for visits to ten schools this year! All elementary schools in the Limestone DSB and all Kingston-area elementary schools in the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic DSB can apply for a presentation of these critically acclaimed picture books or middle-grade novels. There is no charge to schools for this program.

Author visits will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Our 2019 authors are:

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.

Principals are invited to apply on behalf of their schools by emailing Ying Lee, Education Manager at educationmanager@kingstonwritersfest.ca from Monday, May 13 to Wednesday, May 15. We will notify successful schools in the week of May 27, 2019.