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For Children and Young Adults

James is frequently invited to give readings and book talks about his novels at schools and libraries for children, grades 7 to 12. He usually begins with a humorous, but seriously-intended, talk about the importance of reading, but he is also available to speak about the writing process, stressing the importance of rewriting and polishing. Other topics are also available by arrangement. The ideal size for readings is between 30 and 60 participants.

Fee $250 (plus travel and accommodation) for a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers. $450 for two readings on the same day.

"... We enjoyed the reading that you did here at Tansley Woods Library in Burlington, Ontario. That very evening a young lad came in with his mom and asked for 'any of your books!' How nice to know that young kids are being touched by your books. Thanks again." - Jane Kopps

 

For Parents, Teachers, and Librarians

James also gives readings, book talks, and lectures for adults on such subjects as: reading as a regular activity in the home, reading solutions for parents of reluctant readers, and creative writing. Other popular topics are "the craft of writing" (including such sub-categories as point of view and voice in fiction) and "the publishing process".

Praise for James Heneghan

“I have had Jim come to my classes for several years to speak to the teachers-in-training about his books, and they were fascinated when he shared how ideas came to him and the research that he did for authenticity. He always manages to include intriguing pieces of information, some of which do not even make it into his books.Jim has had a good deal of experience in visiting schools in our area with great response.”

Dr. Ronald Jobe
Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
(Vancouver, BC)

“Over the past two decades, I have hosted James on many occasions. He has never disappointed his audience. His love of literature and writing make him a sought after guest.”

Jane Wright
Grade 2/3 Teacher
A. Blair Elementary School
(Richmond, BC)

“James has a wonderful way with children, and encourages and supports their enthusiasm for writing in his presentations. He effectively adjusts his presentations to suit the age and grade of the audience, as I have seen in his interaction with my Grade 3 and Grade 7 students and also with the adult students in the literacy courses that I teach at UBC. James’ passion for writing comes through in his enthusiastic discussions with students and in the sharing of his own writing, and I look forward to continuing to have James visit us whenever he can.”

Jennifer Wilson
Vice Principal
Capilano Elementary School

For bookings and more information

Email James Heneghan at: jamesheneghan@hotmail.com

James reading at Oppenheimer School, BC

 

James meets with young fans at Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

 

Reading at Oppenheimer School, BC