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Glenda Goertzen has presented to readers of all ages in schools, libraries and conferences across Canada. She takes bookings year round.

School and Library Visits

Glenda speaks to all age groups but most often to students in grades 3-6. Her presentations are tailored toward the age group of the audience. With younger students, she focusses more on plot and characterization. With older students and adults, she places more emphasis on the creative and publication process. Glenda's talks often incorporate topics of current interest at each school. Themes frequently discussed include the environment, Canadian wildlife and geography, bullying, and prejudice.

Glenda Goertzen is a member of the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP). Click here for more information about hosting a CANSCAIP presenter at your school.

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Set-Up and Equipment Requirements

Book Sales

Schools and libraries may preorder books from the list below. Glenda will also bring copies of her own for purchase. After the session she will sign books, bookmarks and illustrations, but not pieces of paper, shirts, hands, etc.

Children's books by Canadian authors are difficult to come by, particularly in small communities. Rarely will you find books by a visiting author in your local bookstore. Please keep this in mind when deciding whether to send an author's book order forms home with students. Owning a signed copy not only increases a student's interest in books, it allows the author to keep writing them!

Fees

For readings in Saskatchewan Glenda charges $175 for a 45-60 minute presentation, $300 for a half day (2 readings in the morning or 2 readings in the afternoon) plus meals, accomodations and mileage ($0.40/km). Discounts are offered for multiple readings at schools within the same school division. She is registered with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild Readings Program, which pays a portion of the reading fee plus mileage for schools and libraries who apply to host a Saskatchewan author. You may apply online but please contact Glenda first to confirm her availability.

For more information about readings and out of province/conference fees, please contact Glenda Goertzen.


Comments About Glenda Goertzen's Author Visits

"Iíve received many glowing reports from schools about your presentations. Thanks!" ~ Beth MacLean, Saskatchewan Writers Guild Education Officer

"I have never been to an author reading so I didn't quite know what to expect. I was very impressed--I think I learned more than the kids! She was excellent for this age group and it was a very positive experience." ~ Dolores Pomedli, Pilger Public Library, Pilger, SK

"Teacher feedback was very positive, they plan to use Glenda's books within their classrooms. Glenda was on time, well prepared and interacted with the children." ~ Rose Ward, Reid Thompson Public Library, Humboldt, SK

"Glenda kept the audience very attentive during the reading of her books. That is very impressive being that some of the students were Kindergarten and it wasn't a picture book. Great author visit." ~ Cheryl Bartake, St. Henry's Junior Elementary School, Melville, SK

"Wonderful! I want to be an author now, and I don't even write!" ~ Elementary school teacher, Regina, SK

"Thanks for coming! You were so much fun!" ~ Grade 5 student, Herbert, SK

Glenda and Mini-Mew


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