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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)

Talking with guests at the launch party for Cheeseburger Subversive, at Bar Italia, Toronto, May 2003  (Photo by Jim Jensen)

Reading at the Windsor Festival of the Book, October 2005.


Reading in the TD Centre courtyard during the ArtsWeek Toronto 2005 Kickoff
Signing copies of Cheeseburger Subversive at the York Region Board of Education's 2005 White Pine Award Celebration.  (Photo collage by Tammy Chang)
Authors Richard Scarsbrook, Steven Heighton, Judith Bowen, Mike McCardell, and Rachna Gilmore at the 2006 Powell River Festival of Writers.
Booking SCHOOL and LIBRARY APPEARANCES

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

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Readings and Events!

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TELEVISION INTERVIEW!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

THE GLOBAL MORNING SHOW

(Ontario Edition)

7:15 to 8:30 AM

Hey, early risers!
Looking for something to watch while
 you enjoy your morning Cheerios?

Richard Scarsbrook
will be appearing on the
 Global Morning Show
!

Thursday, April 3,
between 7:15 and 8:30 AM.

Across Ontario, you can watch
on your TV,
or
HERE at the Global Morning Show website!

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ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO

Monday, March 31, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014

Creative Writing Round Table

6:30 to 8:30 PM
at The Orangeville Public Library
1 Mill Street
Orangeville, Ontario


As a follow-up to the very popular series of workshops from 2013,
Richard Scarsbrook
will once againbe offering evenings of
Creative Writing Workshops! 

Bring in a short story, poem,
or piece of creative non-fiction,
and then perfect your piece with feedback
from Richard and the gathered audience.


More info HERE!


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VANCOUVER ISLAND,
BRITISH COLUMBIA

April 30 to May 10, 2014

TD Canadian Children's
Book Week Tour, 2014

The next TD Canadian Children's Book Week touring program will run from Saturday, May 3 to Saturday, May 10, 2014. Twenty-nine Canadian children's authors, illustrator and storytellers will be visiting schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores across Canada throughout the week. . . and Richard Scarsbrook will be one of them, touring through Vancouver Island!

TD Canadian Children's Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children's books and the importance of reading. Close to 35,000 children, teens and adults participate in activities held in every province and territory across the country. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival.

More info HERE!


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LONDON, ONTARIO

Wednesday, May 12, 2014

HOSTING the
FOREST of READING AWARDS!

10 AM

Western Fair Grounds,
London, Ontario

Author
Richard Scarsbrook
will host
the Ontario Library Association's
Silver Birch and Red Maple
Awards Ceremonies!

Find out more HERE!

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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

HOSTING the
WHITE PINE AWARDS!

10 AM

Harbourfront Centre
WestJet Stage
235 Queens Quay West , Toronto

For the third year in row, author
Richard Scarsbrook
will host
the Ontario Library Association's
White Pine Awards Ceremony!

Richard won the prize himself
in 2011 for his novel
 The Monkeyface Chronicles!


Find out more about
The White Pine Awards HERE!


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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Sunday, May 25, 2014

READING at the
DRAFT READING SERIES

3 PM
Sunday. May 25
The Black Swan
154 Danforth (at Broadview)
Second Floor

DRAFT is a reading series that is a bit
different - readers are encouraged to present something new, something they are working
on right now, something that has yet to be released.  DRAFT is a "celebration of process".

And, as an added bonus, attendees receive a copy of Draft -  a numbered, limited edition available only on the day of the reading, with contributions by the readers.

More info HERE!


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EDEN MILLS, ONTARIO

Sunday, September 14, 2014

READING at the
EDEN MILLS WRITERS' FESTIVAL

Richard Scarsbrook makes his third appearance at the awesome Eden Mills Festival!

Details TBA!

More info HERE!

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HAMILTON, ONTARIO

Sunday, October 5, 2014

READING at LIT LIVE HAMILTON

7:30pm
Homegrown Hamilton
27 King William St.
Hamilton ON


Richard Scarsbrook makes his second appearance at the awesome Lit Live Series,
to read from his brand-new novel,
The Indifference League,.

More info HERE!

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For
Creative Writing classes
taught by Richard Scarsbrook,

Click HERE!


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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!

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More events
will be listed soon!






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, 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, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2003
- West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Ireland, 2011
- Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award Ceremony, Harbourfront, Toronto, 2011
- 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



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