Primary Grade Presentations
Primary sessions last forty-five minutes.
They include storytelling from Ted's picture books, a related movement / imagining activity incorporating music (Ted
brings along his banjo and guitar), and a question and answer time in which he shows how the books were created, using lots
of visual aids.
Junior / Intermediate / High School Presentations
Sessions last an hour. There are
two main subject options, both offering a more in-depth look at the creative process.
The first, about novels, is built around the theme "where stories come from and
how they become books". It begins with examples of how material from real life
gets expanded and woven into characters and plots. Then comes an imagining session
in which the students make suggestions about how a suggested anecdote could be used. Question and answer time is longer, often
followed by some audience-participation music that relates back to the material.
The second is a behind-the-scenes look at picture books: how words and pictures
combine, how the story must appeal to more than young children, standards of format, length and design, writing tips, and
planning techniques. Senior grade students attempting their own work often find this valuable.
Fees and Booking (all fees plus 7% GST)
Family Literacy Evening (multiple brief presentations and sales/autographing session): $350
Single Session, $250
Half day (two sessions) $500;
Full day (three sessions), $600; four sessions, $675.
For bookings, contact Ted by phone (905) 885-0517 or fax (905) 885-7242.
Full Contact Information
Ted is also available for writing workshops with students or staff and has two workshop series for students,
Creating Picture Books, and Creating Novels.