So if we’re measuring the most popular swag so far, I have to say that my new stickers are far out-stripping the bookmarks and the postcards I’ve created in the past. Perhaps not surprisingly, Nerissa is the most popular of the three. I need to print some new ones as I totally ran out last week at the Kitchener Chapters event. Also, I need to create a Brian sticker and I’m thinking of a Scotland Yard sticker – any other suggestions?
I’ve been visiting classrooms in Toronto a couple times a month and it’s always a fabulous time. I do Skype classrooms only every couple of months but I’d love to do more of those to expand my range beyond the Toronto-area.
I find that the kids are generally really curious about the process it takes to go from writer to published author and beyond. Many of them have real aspirations to write books and I can’t tell you how humbling it is to encourage them to believe in themselves and hope I someday get a signed copy of their books.
This week I dropped off some copies of my Teachers Guide as well, I think printing it off and leaving it with the lovely teachers who invite me to their classrooms is the least I can do.
If you want to book me to come talk to your grade-school kids (or if you’re a parent who wants to pass this on to the school librarian or teacher) please drop me an email. I can talk about any number of writing-related subjects including tagging into an upcoming writing assignment. Just email me at karmicangie at gmail.com!
I’m very excited to be a featured author at the inaugural Hear Here Salon in November!
WHEN: November 20th WHERE: Toronto (more location details to be released closer to the event – it’s a surprise!!) WHO: Myself and a whole bunch of other artists – check out the full list here WHAT: Here is the description from their website:
Welcome to Hear Here, Toronto’s premier Salon! For our inaugural event on November 20 2014, we will be holding an artistic gathering in Toronto with the greatest influential artists in Canada.
Poets, novelists, short story writers, essayists, fiction or non-fiction, professional or novice – all are invited to come to share or just listen. We’re creating a communal event for writers, the lovers of spoken word, literature, visual arts, music and all things creative. But we can’t stress it enough that ANYONE who wants to attend can do so.
Our first event will be only $30 which includes the exquisite culinary tastes of Toronto and the chance to rub shoulders with the greatest artists in Canada. If you’re unable to afford the entrance fee, you’re in luck. We’re looking for a limited number of volunteers to help with set up and clean up for the night. If you’re interested, send us an email with Hear Here Volunteer in the subject line.