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Reading to a Class
Debby reading to a class.


February 22-23, Story Avenue, Edmonton, AB


December 8, PJ Library Booth, URJ Biennial, Boston, MA

November 24, Gray Academy of Jewish Education, Winnipeg, MB

October 24, Rideau Park School, Edmonton, Alberta

October 15, 1-4 pm, Chapters, West Edmonton Mall

October 14, 1-4 pm, Chapters, St. Albert, Alberta

October 1, 2017, 2pm, Book launch for Miriam’s Secret at Audreys Books, Edmonton, Alberta

April 7, 2017, Wordpower presentation at Duchess School, Duchess, Alberta

April 6, 2017, Wordpower presentation at Vincent Massey School, Medicine Hat, Alberta

April 5, 2017, Wordpower presentation at Ralston School in Ralston, Alberta, and Jenner School in Jenner, Alberta

April 4, 2017, Wordpower presentation at Connaught School in Medicine Hat, Alberta

April 3, 2017, Wordpower presentation at Sunrise Outreach School in Brooks, Alberta, and Gem School in Gem, Alberta


October 18, 2016, Taleblazers presentation at Annie Gale School, Calgary, Alberta

October 17, 2016, Taleblazers presentation at Elizabeth Barrett School, Cochrane, Alberta

February 11-12, 2016, Story Avenue, Edmonton


December 10, 2015, presentation, “My Favourite Books and Why You Might Want to Read Them, Too,” at Rotary Club breakfast, Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton

November 19, 2015, presentation, “Points of Clarity: Editing Your Thesis So Your Supervisor Won’t Bust A Head Gasket,” with Michael Lahey, at Long Night Against Procrastination, University of Alberta, Edmonton

October 6, Taleblazers presentation at Aurora Charter School, Edmonton

October 7, Class visit at Caernarvon School in Edmonton

Wordpower Tour, April 27: Le Goff School and Holy Cross School, Cold Lake, Alberta

Wordpower Tour, April 28, Art Smith School and Elizabeth School, Cold Lake, Alberta

Wordpower Tour, April 29, Nelson Heights School and Cold Lake Middle School, Cold Lake, Alberta

Wordpower Tour, April 30, HE Bourgoin School and Cold Lake High School, Cold Lake, Alberta

Wordpower Tour, May 1, Dr. Ardmore School, Ardmore Alberta; and Dr. Bernard Brousseau School, Bonnyville, Alberta

March 24: Michael Strembitsky School, Edmonton

February 12 and 13: Story Avenue, Edmonton


October 6: Taleblazers presentation at Kildare School, Edmonton, Alberta

October 7: Taleblazers presentation at Thorncliffe School, Edmonton, Alberta

October 8: Taleblazers presentation at Didsbury Municipal Library, Didsbury, Alberta

October 9: Taleblazers presentation at Eckville Municipal Library, Eckville, Alberta

October 16: Taleblazers presentation at Elmer Elson Elementary School, Mayerthorpe, Alberta

October 17: Taleblazers presentation at Ochre Park School, Redwater, Alberta

October 20: Taleblazers presentation at Lloyd Garrison School, Berwyn, Alberta

October 21: Taleblazers presentation at Rosary Roman Catholic Separate School, Manning, Alberta

October 21: Taleblazers presentation at Manning Elementary School, Manning, Alberta

October 27: Taleblazers presentation at Magrath Elementary School, Magrath, Alberta

April 11: Cenovus Wordpower presentation at Central Elementary School, Brooks, Alberta

April 10: Griffin Park School, Brooks, Alberta

April 9: Margaret Wooding School, Redcliff, Alberta

April 7-8: Holy Family Academy, Brooks, Alberta


October 23: Taleblazers’ readings at Hill Crest Community School in La Crete and Rocky Lane School in Fort Vermilion, Alberta

October 22: Young Alberta Book Society (YABS) Taleblazers’ readings at Ridgeview School in La Crete and Buffalo Head Prairie School in Buffalo Head Prairie, Alberta

October 11: Read-in week presentation at Michael Strembitsky School, Edmonton, Alberta

October 7: Taleblazers’ readings at Belgravia Elementary School, Edmonton

February 27: Highlands School Young Readers Conference, Edmonton

February 21-22: Story Avenue, Edmonton


Dec. 2-5: Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, Michigan

November 13: Taleblazers’ readings at Heinsburg Community School, Heinsburg, Alberta

October 15-19: Artist-in-residence at Rio Terrace School, Edmonton

June 8: Readings at Vancouver Jewish Community Centre Waldman Library, and Dr. Annie B. Jamieson Library, Vancouver

June 18: Presentation with Rita Feutl at the Professional Organizers of Canada, Edmonton branch, ABC Restaurant, Holiday Inn, 4485 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton

April 20: Suncor Wordpower tour visit at Father Patrick Mercredi High School, Fort McMurray, Alberta

April 19: Suncor Wordpower tour visit Thickwood Heights Elementary School and St. Paul School, Fort McMurray

April 18: Suncor Wordpower tour visit at Westview Elementary School, Fort McMurray

April 17: Suncor Wordpower tour visit at St. Gabriel Elementary School and Good Shepherd Elementary School, Fort McMurray

April 16: Suncor Wordpower tour visit at Ecole McTavish Junior High School, Fort McMurray

March 27: Presentations at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Baltimore

March 26: Presentations at Krieger Schecter Day School, Baltimore

March 24, 25, 31, and April 1: Clever Rachel, the play, adapted by Moses Goldberg (former producing director of Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre in Kentucky), directed by Jimi Kinstle, Pumpkin Theatre, Baltimore

March 16: Presentations at Literacy Day, Belmont School

March 1: “Plagiarism Awareness: It’s About All of Us,” presentations with Stephen Kuntz of the University of Alberta Writing Resources Centre, at Greater Edmonton Teachers Convention, Edmonton

February 23 and 24: Story Avenue, Centre for Education, One Kingsway, Edmonton


November 10: Edmonton Children’s Literarature Roundtable, Celebration of New Works, King Edward School, Edmonton

November 6: Book launch for Addy’s Race and Room Enough for Daisy, with Rita Feutl (co-author, Room Enough for Daisy), Greenwood’s Bookshoppe, Edmonton.

March 24 and 25: Story Avenue, Edmonton

March 3 and 4: Bennett Centre Writing Camp, Edmonton

February 27: 1:30 p.m. Writers Corner, 1:30 p.m., Stanley Milner Library, Edmonton

January 13:  Presentation at Jewish Drop-in Centre, Edmonton


December 4: Edmonton Journal Book Fair

November 22: Book-signing at Talmud Torah Book Fair, Edmonton

October 18: Taleblazers presentation at Westmount Charter School, Calgary

October 1: Taleblazers presentation at St. Gabriel’s School, Edmonton

June 9: Presentation at Blue Pencil Cafe, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton

March 25: Reading at Audrey’s Books, Edmonton

February 16 and 17: Readings at Isaac Waldman Library, Vancouver Jewish Community Centre, Vancouver, BC (note: as far as I know, Isaac and I are not related)

January 27 and 28: Story Avenue, Edmonton Public Schools, Edmonton


Dec. 21: Reading at Grant MacEwan University

Dec. 12: Book signing and panel discussion with local children’s authors Marty Chan and Rita Feutl at Edmonton Journal Book Fair, Atrium at Edmonton Journal

Dec. 10: Book signing at Edmonton Journal Book Fair, Atrium at Edmonton Journal

Dec. 10: Lunchtime talk about Clever Rachel at the Jewish Drop-In Centre, Edmonton

Dec. 1: Book signing at Stony Plain Library, Stony Plain, Alberta

Nov. 19: Reading at Celebration of Authors sponsored by the Young Alberta Book Society and the Children’s Literature Roundtable, 7 p.m., Academy at King Edward School, Edmonton

Nov. 14: Book signing at Eight Cousins children’s bookstore, Falmouth, Massachusetts, 11 a.m-12:30 p.m.

October 19: Taleblazers reading, Capilano Public Library, Edmonton, 10:30 a.m.

October 18: Book launch for Clever Rachel, Greenwood’s Books, Edmonton

May 11: Diamond Willow Elementary School, Ponoka, Alberta

October 15: Taleblazers reading, Highlands Public Library, Edmonton, 9:30-11:45 a.m.

May 5-8: Presentations at George P. Nicholson School, Edmonton


Oct. 29: Taleblazers reading at Onoway Elementary School, Onoway, Alberta

October 17: Taleblazers reading at Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

October 15: Taleblazers reading at Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School, Fort Saskatchewan

October 14: Taleblazers reading at Abbotsfield Branch of Edmonton Public Library