Reading with Writers

Reading with Writers: Spring 2014

Rodney De Croo

Queen Elizabeth Secondary School
Grades 11 & 12


Kallie George

Douglas Road Elementary School
Grades 2 & 3


Chris Gilpin

City Central Learning Centre
Grade 10


Johnny MacRae

New Westminster Secondary School
Grade 9


Victoria Miles

Forest Grove Elementary School
Grades 4 & 5


 Susin Nielsen

Gladstone Secondary School
Grade 8


David J. Smith

Glenwood Elementary School
Grades 6 & 7


Ashley Spires

Second Street Community School
Kindergarten & Grade 1

Reading with Writers reaches K-12 students at schools in need and ignites a passion for reading and writing.

We bring authors directly into the classroom, allowing students to engage with their favorite writers, discover new books and learn what it is like to be a writer firsthand. For most children, this is their first experience meeting an author and receiving a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a book. It is an inspiring experience that sparks student's imaginations and shows them that anyone can be a writer.

“Annie Barrows was everything we hoped for and more! She was charming and witty, and the children were captivated by her stories—especially the one that involved her linen closet and her babysitter. My students smiled, chuckled, and outright laughed throughout her visit. Annie also signed their books and answered any questions they had."

Georgina Sue
Teacher at Nootka Elementary School