Carol-Ann Hoyte


Contact Info

Resides in
English Montreal

Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work


Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • N/A

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • No


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I wear the hat of school librarian and that of published children's poet. My poems have appeared mainly in Australian and U.S. publications. The key underlying purpose of my work is to inspire schools to celebrate poetry through the year and across the curriculum. As an anthologist, I have published poems of others in DEAR TOMATO (food + agriculture) and the award-winning AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! (sports). To date, I am the only Canadian publishing international poetry anthologies for children.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Sessions are based on the underlying theme of poetry as connection: how poetry connects us to ourselves, others, the curriculum, and the world. My presentation style consists of part lecture, part interactive sharing of poems, and part writing workshop. Students will have the opportunity to write three to five poems during visits. I am available to cover specific poetic styles such as parodies, riddle poems, list poems, and found poetry (ie. blackout poems, collage poems, book spine poems). In addition to offering presentations on poetry inspired by food and poetry about sports, I can also offer talks which explore poetry as it relates to the following topics: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

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