In person

School Visits

Strathcona presentationCaroline Adderson has taught writing for over a decade in the Simon Fraser University’s Writing and Publishing program. She has been on the faculty of SFU’s Writer’s Studio, UBC’s Creative Writing Master’s Program, Booming Ground, Wired Writing at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Victoria School of Writing and the University of Guelph. She is an experienced workshop presenter to readers and writers of all ages.


Caroline’s Bookmaking for Parents and Kids workshop was developed for Vancouver Public Library and Richmond Public Library.  During this two-part workshop Caroline guides parents and kids through the process of immortalizing their own adventures in a simple story.  In part two, a professional illustrator shows how published picture books are created.  Families leave the workshop with a hard cover picture book they wrote and illustrated themselves, a permanent memento to treasure and hand down.


CarolineCaroline’s interactive presentations are for groups of up to 60 students based on a specific book.  For Kindergarten to Grade Three: Norman, Speak!; Eat, Leo!  Eat!I, Bruno and Bruno For Real; Very Serious Children; and the Jasper John Dooley books. For Grades Four to Seven:  Middle of Nowhere or A Simple Case of Angels. The presentation includes a reading, activities, a question period, and a book signing.  Books may be purchased at a discount, though advanced notice is needed to arrange for this.

Caroline also offers an informative 60-minute presentation on how books are written and published.  Writing and Publishing Books leads children through the process from the generation of ideas to the published book.

High School

Authorsweek caroline3Caroline’s presentations at the high school level include readings from her teen and adult fiction, discussion of the creative process, publishing tips, a question period and a book signing. Books may be purchased at a discount, though advanced notice is needed to arrange for this. Caroline also offers a 2-hour writing workshop for teens, Becoming a Writer, which she developed for the Teen Book Camp during her tenure as the 2008 Vancouver Public Library Writer-in-Residence.

School Rates

Caroline’s school visit rates are set by CWILL and CANSCAIP. She charges $250 for a 60-minute presentation. The fee for her 2-hour teen workshop Becoming a Writer is $400.  The fee for Bookmaking for Parents and Kids is $500.  GST is additional.

Grade 1 Feedback, The Mabin School, Toronto

compliments“I like all the detale you pote. I ♥ you and
your book.”

“Thak you for cameing!”

“You are a good righter.”

“I liked your stiry becuase it was funny win you
said he was collecting belly button lint.”

“I reely likt your book and pleas come back soon.”

Grade 4 Feedback, The Mabin School, Toronto

“Thanks for coming to The Mabin School and showing us the steps needed to create a good story.”

“We are inspired by your book and how much time you put into it.”

“I really loved your presentation. I was fascinated by the stuff you had to say.”

“You inspired us to write our own stories!”


Caroline has given children’s readings and presentations at libraries, schools and festivals across Canada including:

  • Fernie Heritage Library, Fernie BC
  • Mission Library, Mission BC
  • White Rock Library, White Rock BC
  • Maple Ridge Library, Maple Ridge BC
  • Langley City Library, Langley BC
  • Agassiz Library, Agassiz BC
  • Silver Creak Elementary School, Hope BC
  • North Vancouver Public Library, North Vancouver BC
  • Larson Elementary School, North Vancouver BC
  • Capilano Elementary, North Vancouver BC
  • Simonds Elementary, Langley BC
  • George Mackie Library, Delta BC
  • Pitt Meadows Library, Pitt Meadows BC
  • Terry Fox Library, Port Coquitlam BC
  • École Christine Morrison, Mission BC
  • Yarrow Community School, Yarrow BC
  • Sardis Library, Chilliwack BC
  • Kitchener Elementary School, Burnaby BC
  • Cougar Canyon Elementary, North Delta BC
  • Dr. R.E. McKechnie Elementary, Vancouver BC
  • Lord Kelvin Elementary, New Westminster BC
  • Willowstone Academy, Kelowna BC
  • Mother Theresa Catholic School, Kingston ON
  • Trudell Public School, Kingston ON
  • Signal Hill Elementary, Pemberton BC
  • Shaughnessy Elementary School, Vancouver BC
  • Chief Maquinna Annex, Vancouver BC
  • Vancouver Technical Secondary School, Vancouver BC
  • Stratford Hall IB World School, Vancouver BC
  • Brockton School, North Vancouver BC
  • Eric Langton Elementary, Maple Ridge BC
  • Golden Ears Elementary, Maple Ridge BC
  • Laity View Elementary, Maple Ridge BC
  • Bookfest, Maple Ridge BC
  • Senator Reid School, Surrey BC
  • Wordfest, Calgary AB
  • Oak Bluff School, Winnipeg MN
  • Luxton School, Winnipeg MN
  • Lord Strathcona Elementary, Vancouver BC
  • Literacy for Life, Saskatoon SK
  • Lord Tennyson Elementary, Vancouver BC
  • Southridge School, Surrey BC
  • Urban Academy, New Westminster BC
  • Whistler Public Library, Whistler BC
  • Hastings Elementary, Vancouver BC
  • Gibson Elementary, Delta BC
  • Cresent Park Elementary, Dawson Creek BC
  • G.W. Carlson Elementary, Fort Nelson BC
  • Hudson’s Hope Elementary-Secondary, Hudson’s Hope BC
  • Don Titus Elementary, Chetwynd BC
  • Alwind Holland Elementary, Fort St. John BC
  • Bayview Community School, Vancouver BC
  • David Lloyd George Elementary School, Vancouver BC
  • Point Grey High School, Vancouver BC
  • Beaver Valley Community School, Thornbury ON
  • St. Vincent Euphrasia School, Meaford ON
  • Connaught Public School, Collingwood ON 
  • The Mabin School, Toronto ON
  • Glebe Montessori School, Ottawa ON
  • Ottawa Public Libraries, Ottawa ON
  • St. Michael’s School, Burnaby BC
  • Richmond Public Library, Richmond BC
  • Cypress Park Elementary, West Vancouver BC 
  • Choice School, Richmond BC 
  • Word on the Street, Vancouver BC 
  • Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature, Vancouver BC
  • École Simon Cunningham, Surrey BC
  • Lumsden Elementary, Lumsden SK
  • Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver BC
  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, Eden Mills ON
  • Yukon Writers’ Festival, Whitehorse YK

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