Nominee Visits - Virtual Events


The Forest of Reading offers virtual programming as part of the registration in the program.  Regularly offered are the following:

  • Forest Friday’s Virtual Author Visits (20-25 visits/per year)
  • Mercre-LIT Virtual Authors Visits (10-15 visits/per year)
  • Read-Alouds by the picture book authors (8-10 per year)
  • Panel Discussion with Authors (~5 per year)
  • Some events are pre-recorded and some are LIVE
  • And much more…

*Each year over 40 virtual events are offered as part of your low-fee registration.

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 the current year nominees.

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

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

*The Forest Friday’s schedule and connection information is for registered users and on the password portion of the site.  Be sure to register for this amazing opportunity.

Forest Friday’s Programming for 2022
PROGRAMAuthor NameNominated Book Title
Silver Birch ExpressSara LeachDuck Days
Silver Birch FictionStephanie CookeParaNorthern and the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse
Red MapleValerie SherrardBirdspell
Silver Birch ExpressHelaine BeckerThat’s No Dino
Silver Birch FictionKevin SylvesterThe Fabulous Zed Watson!
Red MaplePhilippa DowdingFirefly
Silver Birch ExpressSusan HughesWalking for Water: How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality
Silver Birch FictionColleen NelsonHarvey Holds His Own
Red MapleRegina M HansenThe Coming Storm
Silver Birch ExpressSusan OuriouRaymond the Buffalo
Silver Birch FictionHeather FawcettThe Language of Ghosts
Red MaplePatricia Miller-SchroederSisters of the Wolf
Silver Birch ExpressMike WhiteMellybean and the Giant Monster
Silver Birch FictionLeslie GentileElvis, Me and The Lemonade Stand Summer
Red MapleSarena and Sasha NanuaSisters of the Snake
Silver Birch FictionRachelle DelaneyAlice Fleck’s Recipes for Disaster
Silver Birch ExpressMaria BirminghamSnooze-O-Rama: The Strange Ways That Animals Sleep
Silver Birch FictionTziporah CohenNo Vacancy
Red MapleEric WaltersThe King of Jam Sandwiches
Red MapleHeather StempUnder Amelia’s Wing

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