Forest Fridays: Virtual Author Visits

The Forest of Reading is pleased to announce an exciting new program perk to showcase the 2018 nominees across the country - Forest Fridays!

Bringing authors into your library, classroom or home can be costly and geographically challenging so we are bringing the nominees to you!

So how will we do this? Authors will host a 40-45 minute author visit virtually and you will be able to connect from your own computer. They will then allow for 15-20 minutes of questions that can be asked through the interactive platform.

With Forest of Reading registrants all over the country, and now internationally, this new program incentive allows every reader to have the opportunity to listen to some of their favourite authors.

The 2018 schedule will be available in January.

Here are the details:

WHAT: “Forest Fridays – Virtual Author Visits” with a selection of the 2018 Forest of Reading Nominees

WHEN: These sessions will happen at lunch time on Fridays in January, February, March and April. The full schedule to be released by January. This year we will be hosting the sessions at different lunch times as lunch hours vary from school to school.

HOW: All you need is the Internet to connect. The platform is Adobe Connect.

COST: FREE for 2018 Forest of Reading registrants (register today to get this benefit for free!). For anyone else: $45 for current Ontario Library Association members or other provincial library associations, or $55 for non-members, plus HST for any other site to participate (note that Forest of Reading registrations are between $15-$55. Consider registering for the Forest program!)

 Have questions? Visit our Forest Friday FAQs page!