The purpose of Karen’s book talks is to promote literacy. Her talks usually include how she evolved as a writer, the writing life, an introduction to the work, a short reading, a discussion of issues raised by the reading, an oral storywriting exercise involving the audience, and questions and answers. The ideal audience is not more than 100 students. This session is suitable for grades 4 through 12.
“Karen really inspired the students, and it was a pleasure having her here. She did a great job, and I would highly recommend her.”
Claire Argyropoulos, Youth Services Specialist, Barbara Frum Library
“The young audience you saw at your talk has expressed to me at various occasions how much they enjoyed your talk, your presence, your personality, your writing, and your communication skills.”
Irene Tsai, Wexford Collegiate
“[My grade 9s] thought you spoke very sincerely; they felt connected because of the personal anecdotes and questions; they liked the sound of your voice and thought you read very well.”
Liz O’Brien, Unionville High School