On Wednesday, September 28, Kingston WritersFest presented our fifth Authors@School program, bringing some of Canada’s best children’s writers to Kingston and area schools.

Kids experienced beautiful Canadian picture books presented by their authors, a live storytelling of Newfoundland folktales, and a junior novel about a character with OCD. Authors@School sent these authors to ten schools in the Limestone and Algonquin & Lakeshore school boards, and four of these invited neighbouring schools to join in the fun.

Lindsay Mattick presented her picture book, Finding Winnie: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear to primary students at JJ O’Neill CS and their guests from Erinsville CS in the morning and at Our Lady of Lourdes CS in the afternoon.

Nadia Hohn visited St Peter CS and their guests from St. Patrick CS with her picture book for primary/junior students, Malaika’s Costume, in the morning and Polson Park PS in the afternoon.

Wallace Edwards brought his picture book, Once Upon a Line to Our Lady of Fatima CS and guests from Holy Rosary CS in the morning and Molly Brant PS in the afternoon for primary/junior students.

Andy Jones and Mary Lynn Bernard will present The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with puppets to primary and junior students at Elginburg PS in the morning and at St Thomas More CS in the afternoon.

Wesley King presented his novel OCDaniel to junior /intermediate students at Selby PS in the morning and to Central PS and their guests from Sydenham PS in the afternoon.

Many area schools sent in requests for an author visit and we thank them for their enthusiastic response. We encourage every school in both the Limestone and the Algonquin & Lakeshore school boards to re-apply again in May 2017 for this annual opportunity.

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Once Upon a Line by Wallace Edwards
Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick
The Queen of Paradise's Garden by Andy Jones
OCDaniel by Wesley King