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Kari-Lynn Winters

Author, Performer, Teacher


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Kari-Lynn Winters is an award-winning children's author, poet, playwright, and academic scholar. Sixteen of her picture books or poetry collections have been accepted for publication. She is also an experienced teacher of writing, who has taught a range of students in Canada and the United States, including pre-school, special education, primary and intermediate, high school, and university teacher education.

Kari-Lynn currently lives in St. Catharines, Ontario with her husband, two children, and four cats. She is Assistant Professor at Brock University in the Department of Teacher Education. Her research interests are drama in education, children's literature, and multimodal forms of authorship. More information about Kari-Lynn can be found on her website
Available For
School and library presentations
Keynote speeches
Interactive performances
Drama workshops
Literacy and numeracy workshops
Professional development workshops for teachers, parents or librarians
Conference presentations
Children's Picturebooks:

Stinky Skunk Mel
Simply Read Books, 2013
Paola Opal (illustrator)

Buzz About Bees,
Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2013

Gift Days
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012
Stephen Taylor (illustrator)

Runaway Alphabet
Simply Read Books, 2010
Ben Frey (illustrator)

When Chickens Fly
Gumboot Books, 2010
Izabela Bzymek (illustrator)

On My Walk
Tradewind Books, 2009
Christina Leist (illustrator)

Jeffrey and Sloth
Orca Book Publishers, 2007
Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Children's Poetry Collections:

aRHYTHMetic: A Book and a Half of Poetry About Math
Tickle Trunk Publications, 2011
Tiffany Stone (co-author), Lori Sherritt-Fleming (co-author), Scot Ritchie (illustrator)

aRYTHMetique (French version of aRHYTHMetic)
Gumboot Books, 2010
Tiffany Stone (co-author), Lori Sherritt-Fleming (co-author), Christine Jutras-Tarakdjian (translator), Scot Ritchie (illustrator)

Children's Non-Fiction

Buzz About Bees
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012
Performances and Exhibitions
Toronto, ON
Word on the Street

Over 30 school visits.

West Vancouver, BC, 2012

Over 40 school visits.

Surrey,BC, 2011
Surrey International Writers' Festival

Over 30 school visits.

2010 Toronto, Ontario

2010 University of British Columbia
UBC Convocation Speaker
2013 Chocolate Lily Book Awards (Finalist)
Category: Writing
For: Gift Days

2013: BC Book Prizes (Finalist)
Category: Writing
For: Gift Days

2013: Rainforest of Reading (Finalist)
Category: Writing
For: Gift Days

2011 Chocolate Lily Book Awards (Finalist)
Category: Writing
For: On My Walk

2010 Toronto Public Library's "First and Best" List
Category: Writing
For: On My Walk

2010 Surrey Board of Trade Special Achievement Award
Category: Writing mentorship

2010 BC Book Prize (finalist for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize)
Category: Writing
For: On My Walk

2009 Resource Links Best Books List
Category: Writing
For: aRHYTHMetic
With: Tiffany Stone and Lori Sherritt-Fleming (co-winners)

2009 Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing
Category: Writing
For: Extreme Rollers (Short story in ChickaDEE Magazine)

2009 Chocolate Lily Book Awards (Second Place)
Category: Writing
For: Jeffrey and Sloth

2009 Best Books for Kids and Teens 2009
Category: Writing
For: Jeffrey and Sloth

2008 ABC's of Education Award
Category: Writing
For: Jeffrey and Sloth

2007 UBC Faculty of Education, Teaching Award
Category: Teaching

2005 Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Award
Category: Arts-Integrated Literacy Research
Other Memberships
Writers' Union of Canada
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