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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

EMAIL to reserve a booking!

Readings and Events!

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If you missed Richard's recent

TELEVISION INTERVIEW

on the

THE GLOBAL MORNING SHOW

you can watch it HERE!


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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"BEST CANADIAN POETRY #5"

Windup Bird Cafe,
382 College Street, Toronto
7 PM


Along with poets Jill Jorgenson,
Daniel Karasik, and HT Guthrie,
Richard Scarsbrook will be participating
in this fun literary evening, which includes an amazing Prix Fixe dinner by acclaimed
Chef Yumiko Kobayashi.

Make your reservation now!

647-349-6373

For more info, click HERE!


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EDEN MILLS, ONTARIO

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The EDEN MILLS WRITERS FESTIVAL


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


Click here to find out how to get there!

Check out the festival website HERE!

More details to be announced soon!


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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Sunday, September 21, 2014

WORD ON THE STREET!

Queen's Park Circle, Toronto
11 AM to 6 PM.


Join Richard Scarsbrook for his fifth
Word on the Street appearance!


Check out the festival website HERE!

More details to be announced soon!

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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Fall, 2014

WRITER IN RESIDENCE
at
THE TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

North York Central Library
   5120 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario

On


September 15, 2014,

the library will begin accepting
manuscript submissions for

individual consultation appointments

with Richard Scarsbrook.

Get all the details HERE!

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Meet the Writer in Residence!

 Saturday, October 4, 2014

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

North York Central Library Auditorium

Join us for coffee and conversation
as the Toronto Public Library
welcomes Writer in Residence
Richard Scarsbrook.

Please call 416 395 5639
to register for this FREE program.

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Workshop:
The Nuts and Bolts of Fiction Writing

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

North York Central Library Room 1

Make your stories the best they can be!
Learn how Point of View, Verb Tense, Modifiers, Language Use and Literary Devices affect the "feel" of a story.
Discover how to develop realistic characters, settings, and plots.
Find out how to create a great title for your work every time, and when (and how) a story should end.

Please call 416 395 5639
to register for this FREE program.

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Workshop:
Creative Writing Kick Start

Mon Nov 10, 2014

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

North York Central Library Auditorium

Eliminate "Writer's Block!"
Discover new ideas for stories you didn't even know you had!
 Transform your experiences, ideas, and feelings into great stories!
Using fun, real-time writing cues and prompts, you can leave this workshop with the beginnings to up to a dozen new stories.

Please call 416 395 5639
to register for this FREE program.

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Writer in Residence Farewell Event

Sat Nov 29, 2014

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

North York Central Library Room 2/3

Richard Scarsbrook will share stories and insights from his residency, and participants will get to hear for the first time some of the writing he created during his residency.

As a special treat, writers who were mentored by Richard will read from their work as well.

Please call 416 395 5639
to register for this FREE program.

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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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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Monday, October 6, 2014

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
for
THE INDIFFERENCE LEAGUE!

Evening
The Melody Room at
The Gladstone Hotel,
1214 Queen West, Toronto.

By popular demand
(because everybody had such a great time
at the last year's launch party for
Nothing Man and The Purple Zero),
Richard Scarsbrook is returning to
The Gladstone Hotel
to launch
THE INDIFFERENCE LEAGUE!

More details will be announced soon!


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PICKERING, ONTARIO

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
and
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

at the
Pickering Public Library,
1 The Esplanade,
Pickering, Ontario


More details to be announced soon.

Check our the library`s website HERE!


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WINDSOR, ONTARIO

Saturday, October 25, 2014

BOOKFEST WINDSOR!

The Capitol Theatre
121 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario


10 AM
Creative Writing Workshop
with
Richard Scarsbrook
in
The Joy Theatre

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2 PM
Panel Discussion
with
Richard Scarsbrook, Steven Galloway, Marissa Reaume, KD Miller
in
The Pentastar Theatre

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Check out the festival website
HERE!


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TORONTO, ONTARIO

November 14 to 16, 2014

INSPIRE: The
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL
BOOK FAIR

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Richard Scarsbrook will be making appearances at TIBF in support of his various books - details TBA.

For more info about TIBF, click 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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