Archive for the ‘School Visits’ Category

It’s Official! I have been chosen for the Joanne Fitzgerld Illustrator in Residnce Program 2016!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

I am so thrilled to announce that I have been chosen this year for the Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program at the Edmonton Public Library, Stanley A. MIlner branch. From October 17th to November 10th, I will be at the downtown branch teaching workshops and classes to elementary schools, workshops with adults, one on one portfolio reviews as well as a few outside appearances at Nina Haggerty and surrounding high schools.

The Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program was developed through the assistance of Joanne’s family and IBBY Canada and each year, a Canadian Children’s Illustrator is selected to share their work and ideas with children in a central library environment. For the past three years the program has been offered in Toronto however, this will be the very first year that Edmonton has hosted this program http://www.ibby-canada.org

I will be travelling to Edmonton by car with my two daughters and a whole lot of stuff. We hit the road this Thursday and plan to take a leisurely drive through the Rockies and arrive by Saturday. I plan to keep a blog of my travels right here for those that might be interested as well as on Facebook. Each day there will be something new to report and to see! I can’t wait to meet all you Edmontonians and to share my passion for books and illustration with you!

See you all soon!

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School Tours get underway!!

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Whew!! 2015 is underway and so are my travels! It’s a busy time of year for me as I begin preparing for my days in the schools. As February approaches I will be visiting with the students on Gabriola Island to help with the grade 7 writing program (led by Joelle Anthony) and will then head over to the Lower Mainland for more school visits! Last week I spent the day at Crofton House and had a blast working on Alphabet Books with the class. Always a highlight to my year working at Crofton House. As well, I had the opportunity to spend the morning with the Creative Writing class at Capilano University. We discussed the alphabet book and it’s importance within children’s literature.Keep a watch on my calendar for upcoming visits!

School Tours A-Plenty!!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

So many schools so little time!! Spring is in the air (minus all the snow) and I am getting geared up to begin some very exciting tours over the next few months. From a week long tour of the Okanagan to some of my favourite schools (can you believe it’s been four years since my last tour of Kelowna!) all the way to Calgary/Edmonton and back to Vancouver and finally Vancouver island. As A,B,Sea celebrates it’s 6th month on book shelves I am thrilled to share this new book with children far and wide! As well, I have TWO new books in the works…..two more covers for Sam’s Top Secret Journal and a ton of other new stuff!! So keep checking back because there is sooooo much to see!!

School has begun and so have I…

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Well teachers, it is that time of year again to begin thinking about your author visits for the upcoming months.schools2 I know it’s such a busy time of year for you and thinking ahead to the spring seems like a distant dream….however, our tour schedules tend to book up quickly so it is a good idea to book your visit early. My school travels begin as early as October and go straight through until June. You can find further information on my school visits http://diannabonder.com/?page_id=73 section outlining the details of my author/illustrator visits.  If you have any questions or would like pricing information please email directly at info@diannabonder.com . I would be more than happy to discuss the details further.

Remember when booking an author visit there are several ways to fund the visit. You can discuss with your PAC committee, apply to Canada Council, do a fundraising effort with the students or share the visit with another school in your area. If you need further information please do not hesitate to ask!