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Reading at the Eden Mills Writers Festival, September 2003 
(Photo by Trevor Wilker)
An unorthodox reading at Idle Kids, Detroit, Michigan, July 2004. 
(Photo by Robert Earl Stewart)

Signing copies of Cheeseburger Subversive at the York Region Board of Education's 2005 White Pine Award Celebration.  (Photo collage by Tammy Chang)

Richard Scarsbrook is booking NOW for school and library appearances!. He has over fifteen years teaching experience, and can present on a variety of writing-related topics to groups of varying size and age.  Funding assistance is available through The Writers' Union of Canada Writers in the Schools Program, as well as throught The Canada Council for the Arts Readings Program.

Here is what teachers and librarians have to say about Richard Scarsbrook's presentations:

"Richard Scarsbrook's presentation at York Region District's White Pine Celebration was fantastic. He captured and held the attention of some 400 high school students as he told us about his life as an author and read from his thoroughly entertaining book Cheeseburger Subversive. Some students commented that they could even see this book adapted as a Hollywood movie. Highly recommended!"  -  Rob Baxter, Teacher-Librarian, York Region District School Board

"Richard. . . toured schools and libraries. .. for TD Canadian Children's Book Week.  Without any hesitation, I can say Richard was a huge success with students and teachers alike.  I was amazed at his ability to make each of his presentations fresh and dynamic. . .  Richard has a real passion for writing.  He also has an excellent rapport with students.  I recommend him to you without reservation." - Collene Ferguson, Manitoba Regional Officer, Canadian Children's Book Centre

"(Richard's) sense of humour was a real hit with the students.  I really appreciated the fact that Richard encourages youth to share their talents and provides useful constructive feedback. " - Elsa Ngan, Librarian, Toronto Public Library

EMAIL to reserve a booking!

Readings and Events!

Windup Bird Café YA Reading Event
7 PM, February 2, 2015
Windup Bird Café, 382 College Street, Toronto

Where can you enjoy delicious food, great drinks, and All-Star Young Adult Authors, all in one place?
I'll be hosting the fabulous Helaine Becker, Deborah Kerbel, and Eric Murphy at the amazing Windup Bird Café !

Get the details HERE,
and then make your reservation for
February 2!

Email justin@windupbird.ca

to reserve your table!


The Book Lover's Ball!
7 PM, February 2, 2015
The Toronto Reference Library,
789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Raising over $3.5 million since 2006,
The Book Lovers Ball 
is the Toronto Public Library Foundation's premier fundraising event. 

The 10th anniversary of The Book Lover's Ball will be the first ever gala and after-party at the Toronto Reference Library.

I'll be one of the guest authors at this terrific event, and I really hope to see you there!


Emerging Voices Creative Writing Conference
9 AM to 4:30 PM, February 7, 2015
The Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Emerging Voices
s a free Creative Writing Conference hosted by The Students of English Literature & Film (SELF) at the University of Toronto Scarborough in partnership with the Toronto Public Library.

Taking place at the
Toronto Reference Library's
premiere Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, this conference will provide students with the opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of professionals and students from all over Toronto.

Richard Scarsbrook be running a workshop and delivering the opening keynote address! 

The roster of other authors who will be there is pretty impressive, too!


If you missed Richard's

November 7
Television Interview


you can watch it

Richard talks about his latest novel,
with the show's fantastic hosts.


Creative Writing classes
taught by Richard Scarsbrook,

Click HERE!


Listen to Richard Scarsbrook reading a clip from "The Twilight Girl" from Destiny's Telescope at  Authors Aloud .

Great readings can also be heard from such Canadian literary luminaries as Steven Heighton, Nino Ricci, Trevor Cole, Russell Smith, Heather Birrell, Catherine Bush, Michael Redhill, Paul Quarrington, and many others.

Check it out HERE!

Reading at The Monkeyface Chronicles Book Luanch Extravaganza, April 2010  (Photo by Jason Thompson)
Past Appearances

Recent Residencies, Conferences, Workshops and Juries

- Hundreds of appearances and creative writing workshops delivered to thousands of students at schools
   across Ontario and Canada
- Dozens of library appearances and workshops at public libraries in Toronto, Milton, Brampton, Pickering,
   Richmond Hill, Orangeville, etc.
- Writer in Residence, Toronto Public Library, 2014
- Writer in Residence, Richmond Hill Public Library, 2012-2013
- Writer in Residence, Toronto District School Board, 2012-2013
- Writer in Residence, Orangeville Public Library, 2013-2014
- Book Camp London, Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter, 2013
- Wine, Writers, Words, Kingsville, Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter, 2013
- Appearances at the Ontario Library Association SuperConference, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2004
- Jury Member, 2011 Governor General's Literary Awards, Children's Text Category
- White Pine Author Panel Discussion and Workshops, Bill Crothers Secondary, 2011
- Niagara Regions DSB Student Writing Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2011
- Toronto Public Library's Young Voices Writers' Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2010
- Lead Instructor at Toronto Writers' Centre Teen Writing Camp, 2010

Recent Readings and Festival Appearances

- TD Canadian Book Week Tour, touring author, British Columbia, 2014; Manitoba, 2005
- The Eden Mills Writers Festival, 2014, 2010, 2003
- Master of Ceremonies, Ontario Library Association's White Pine Awards, Toronto, May 2013 and May 2012
- Master of Ceremonies, Ontario Library Association's Tree Awards, London, May 2014
- Word on the Street, Toronto, 2013 and 2007
- Rowers Reading Series, Toronto, 2013
- Lit Live Reading Series, Hamilton, 2013
- Canadian Quills Author Series, Aleksander Estate Winery, Ruthven, 2013
- Lakefield Literary Festival, 2012
- BookFest Windsor, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2003
- West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Ireland, 2011
- Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award Ceremony, Harbourfront, Toronto, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Word on the Street, Kitchener, 2011
- Word on the Street, Vancouver, 2010,
- Saskatchewan Festival of Words, 2010
- Week-long, multi-town author tour of BC Interior for Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, 2010
- Ottawa International Writers' Festival, 2010
- Wordstock Collingwood, 2010
- Stage adaptation of Cheeseburger Subversive, Belgium and England, 2007

Reading at the Book Launch Party for Six Weeks, at C 'est What, Toronto, October 2013 (Photo by Danielle McMann)
Reading at the Book Launch Party for The Indifference League, at The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, October 2014
(Photo by Danielle McMann)