Matt James

Grades K to 6

Author Talk/Drawing Workshop

Matt James is a painter, author/illustrator and musician, whose many highly acclaimed children’s books include Yellow Moon, Apple Moon by Pamela Porter; I Know Here by Laurel Croza; and The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson (about Chuck Ealey, the first black quarterback in the CFL). Matt’s illustrations for Northwest Passage, a stunning tribute to the iconic Stan Rogers’ song, won the Governor General’s Literary Award. The Funeral is the first book Matt has both written and illustrated, and tells a life-affirming story of how we remember those who have gone before us. It has already garnered glowing reviews from the School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.

Available for School Visits

Monday
Apr. 16
Tuesday
Apr. 17
Wedneday
Apr. 18
Thursday
Apr. 19
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Book now to reserve your spot! The cost for a school visit is $500 for a 1 hour presentation. Complete the form below to request a booking. Or contact Rita Sirignano at 403-260-2706 or email us at youth@wordfest.com for more information.

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