Forest Fridays: Virtual Author Visits



View the 2017 Forest Fridays Schedule!


The Forest of Reading of pleased to announce an exciting new program perk this year to showcase the 2017 nominees across the country - Forest Fridays!

We are excited to announce the schedule for the first Forest Friday visits! Here are the Forest-nominated authors who will be running a Forest Friday visit*: 

Jan. 27 Red Maple Fiction Lorna Schultz Nicholson, Born With: Erika and Gianni
Feb. 10 Silver Birch Express Liam O'Donnell, Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots
Feb. 17 Silver Birch Fiction Kathleen Cherry, Everyday Hero
Feb. 24  White Pine S.J. Laidlaw, Fifteen Lanes
Mar. 3 Red Maple Fiction Arthur Slade, Flickers
Mar. 24 Silver Birch Express Philippa Dowding, Myles and the Monster Outside
Mar. 31  Silver Birch Express Kallie George, The Enchanted Egg
Apr. 7 Le Prix Peuplier Mireille Messier, Une bestiole à l'école
Apr. 28 Blue Spruce Vikki VanSickle, If I Had a Gryphon
May 5 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Nikki Tate, Deep Roots
Jun. 2 Silver Birch Non-Fiction

Helaine Becker, National Geographic Kids: Everything Space & Worms for Breakfast


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.

Here are the details:

WHAT: “Forest Fridays – Virtual Author Visits” with a selection of the 2017 Forest of Reading Nominees

WHEN: These sessions will happen at 11:45 am - 12:30 pm on Fridays in January, February, March and April. The schedule will be released in December, with the full schedule to be released by January. 

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

COST: FREE for 2017 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!

In partnership with Authors' Booking Service