Nominee Visits - Virtual Events
Forest Friday's


Bringing nominees into your library, classroom or home can be costly and geographically challenging so we are bringing them to you as part of your program registration!

So how will we do this? Nominees will host a 30 minute visit virtually and you will be able to connect from your own computer. Questions will be asked through a monitored chat.

With Forest of Reading program users all over the country this program incentive allows every readers to have the opportunity to listen to some of their favourite nominees wherever they are.

Here are the details:

WHAT: “Forest Fridays – Virtual Nominee Visits” with a selection of the 2022 nominees.

WHEN: These sessions take place on Fridays at a set time that will be communicated ahead of time.

HOW: All you need is the Internet to connect to a Zoom link.  All visits will be recorded and on the password site if you are unable to make the scheduled event.

For more information please email

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need any special software to participate in the virtual nominee visits?
No. All you need to access is the Internet and log on to the password protected portion of the website to get the link. Ensure that you have a computer that has access to the Internet and working computer speakers. However, it is a good idea to test your connection well ahead of the presentation to make sure that your browser is up to date and that you are able to install any plugins that might be required.

Do I need a teleconferencing number?
You do not need a teleconference number. Sound will come through your computer speakers or headphones. Only the nominees and the moderators have audio privileges.

I’m having tech trouble prior or during a virtual visit – can you help me?
If you are having trouble accessing it, please restart your computer. As these some are live and some are prerecorded, live tech support is unlikely.

I would like a number of classes in my school to attend an upcoming nominee visit, how can I do that?
You may distribute the link to your classrooms as long as your school is registered.

When can I expect the link for the virtual nominee visit to be sent to me?
The links are made available on the password portion of the site and the recording will be posted there after the event. They are not sent via email.

Can my readers ask questions to the nominee? 
Yes, the readers may ask questions through the chat section and the moderator will ask as many is possible in the time that is scheduled.