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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)
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

EMAIL to reserve a booking!

Readings and Events!

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Windup Bird Café
YA Reading Event

NEW DATE!
6:30 PM, March 30, 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
March 30!

Email justin@windupbird.ca

to reserve your table!

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TPL Young Voices
Creative Writing Workshop:
York Woods Branch

5 to 7 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
York Woods Public Library
1785 Finch Avenue West,
Toronto, Ontario

Discover new ideas for stories you didn't
even know you had! Draw on personal experiences and pure imagination.

Award-winning author Richard Scarsbrook helps you eliminate writer's block,
using real-time writing prompts to send
you home with the beginnings to a dozen
new stories.

Part of the Young Voices Writing and Arts Festival.

Get the details HERE!


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TPL Young Voices
Creative Writing Workshop:
Steeles Branch

2 to 3 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015
Steeles Public Library
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle,
Toronto, Ontario

Discover new ideas for stories you didn't
even know you had! Draw on personal experiences and pure imagination.

Award-winning author Richard Scarsbrook helps you eliminate writer's block,
using real-time writing prompts to send
you home with the beginnings to a dozen
new stories.

Part of the Young Voices Writing and Arts Festival.

Get the details HERE!

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Ontario Writers' Conference
Friday, April 24, 2015

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility
2700 Audley Road North
Ajax, Ontario

Register soon for this fabulous, weekend-long conference for writers!

Richard will be teaching a Master Class on writing YA Fiction - and there are lots of other authors and speaker, too!

Get the details HERE!


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If you missed any of Richard's recent
TV and Radio Interviews,
you can check them out
HERE!

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For
Creative Writing classes
taught by Richard Scarsbrook,
Click
 HERE!


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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



APPEARANCES and EVENTS
APPEARANCES and EVENTS
richardscarsbrook.com
Reading at the Book Launch Party for Six Weeks, at C 'est What, Toronto, October 2013 (Photo by Danielle McMann)
On the red carpet at The Toronto Public Library Foundation`s 2015 Book Lover`s Ball at the Toronto Reference Library.