Fiction for Young Readers
TD Canadian Children’s Book WeekLivres Babar, Quebec
Touring Montreal and surrounding towns, I delivered 11 presentations to over 600 students from grades 3 to 6 in less than five days. I provided tips on how to spot and develop great story ideas, as well as the process of writing from the first draft to publication.
Grande Prairie Children’s Literature RoundtableGrande Prairie, Alberta
In January, I visited 10 Grande Prairie elementary schools, the Grande Prairie Regional College and the Grande Prairie Public Library, and over the course of my one-week tour, I presented to over 2,700 students! Thanks to the Roundtable for organizing this tour as well as the Canada Council for financial support.
MASC Young Authors/Illustrators ConferenceOttawa, Ontario
The MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference turned 25 this year and I participated as one of the writing workshop leaders in April! I spoke to 150 students from grades four to eight who had a passion for writing. The conference took place in Ottawa at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. Learn more by watching this video.
Dear Jonathan, So many questions! I’m going to pick one: what is my favourite sea creature. Once upon a time, I was out on our boat in a place called […]
Dear Jadyn, I like your idea of keeping something precious that your grandmother gave you and saving it for your own children. You can keep her stories like that, too, […]
Dear Dylan, You saw a fireball in the sky while you were biking at night? I wonder what it was? My imagination soars! I love your bike scene. I just […]
All of the students begged me to read more each day as I read one of Jessica’s novels. Jessica has a way of writing that gets into the minds of young readers.
Springvale Elementary, Halifax Regional Municipality
A lively, interactive presentation highlighting the importance of reading and writing for pleasure. Passionate, personable, and creative, Ms. Kerrin used visuals and humour to engage students meaningfully in learning about the writing process!
(A.B.) LaSalle Elementary School, Montreal
Jessica was informative and friendly. Our school is a special needs school, but they remained interested to the very end.
Dr. Oakley School, Calgary
Jessica Scott Kerrin gave a wonderful presentation to our grades 4/5 English classes. Informative and enjoyable, it gave our students a wonderful view of just how an idea can flourish and become a novel.