Lori Weber

Literary

Contact Info

Website address
Resides in
Lester B. Pearson

Social Media

Experience working with

  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • CEGEP

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

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • MASC
  • TD Children's Book Week

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Central Quebec - Quebec City & Environs
  • Central Quebec - Rural/Regional Schools
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I am the author of ten books for young readers, including one verse novel (Yellow Mini), one short-story collection (Deep Girls), one middle-grade novel (Lightning Lou) and one picture book (My Granny Loves Hockey). I love to push myself as an artist, so that each book is completely different from the last, both in subject matter, style, and even genre. Writing for youth allows me that immense creativity in exploring new themes and new ways of telling stories.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

I love to work with students in the classroom, getting them to explore their own creativity through writing exercises. I talk about my own writing experiences, about language, about research etc. Then we practice making writing come to life through the use of concrete detail, in particular as it relates to the five senses. I love the exchange with young writers, talking about their favourite books, talking about the importance of books in their lives. I try to emphasize the importance of tapping into their own deep experiences and pulling out the emotions that translate into strong story telling. Students usually have lots of questions about what it's like to be a writer: writing routines and rituals, the road to publications, what it's like to be a writer etc. My presentations are part interactive lecture, part workshop, and can be tailored to suit the needs of any teacher.
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