Apply to Host a Reading

Applying to host an author, illustrator or storyteller during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is as easy as one, two, three, four! Follow the steps below to apply for a reading in your school, library, bookstore, community centre or venue. The deadline to apply has been extended to January 31, 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified in March 2016. Please contact the Book Week Coordinator in your region if you have any questions throughout the process.

All applications from potential hosts (schools, libraries, bookstores, community centres) will be reviewed; however, members of the CCBC are given priority. The CCBC has many resources available to help teachers and librarians choose the best books for their classrooms or libraries. Click here to become a CCBC member.

Preference is also given to communities that have not recently hosted a visit, as well as to schools and libraries that work together to secure multiple readings within a community. The CCBC has a limited amount of travel funding for each of the tours, and so we must be sure that there is sufficient interest from schools and libraries within a particular region.

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Before you apply for an author, illustrator or storyteller visit, please carefully review the following information so that you can best identify your program to us. Once you have read this information, tick the box at the bottom to indicate you have done so and then click the Proceed to Step 2 button below.

School Readings Program

  • School readings take place in schools.
  • All schools in Canada are eligible for the School Readings Program.
  • The cost per presentation is $200.00 plus GST or HST, if applicable. Presentations generally last about an hour.
  • The grade level and number of students in the audience is to be agreed upon in advance by the author, illustrator or storyteller and the host school.
Fee Schedule for School Readings Program
$200
(plus GST or HST if applicable)
Tour Participant Presentation Fee (per presentation). Presentations generally last about an hour.
Please note:Hosts taking part in the School Readings Program must pay the author, illustrator or storyteller directly on the day of the visit.
 

Public Readings Program

  • Public readings take place in such venues as public libraries, community centres and bookstores.
  • The Tour Participant Presentation Fee is $250.00 per public presentation. The Canada Council for the Arts funds a portion of the presentation fees for public readings. Hosts are responsible for paying $50.00 per presentation, plus any applicable GST or HST on the tour participants' $250.00 presentation fee. The Canada Council will cover the remaining $200.00.
  • Please note that there are only four Canada Council readings available for each tour participant.
  • Bookstores should note that this program does not cover book signings that are not accompanied by a reading.
  • Schools are not eligible for public readings except in areas not served by a public library system.
Fee Schedule for Public Readings Program

$50
Hosts are responsible for paying $50 towards the presenter's fee for the Public Readings Program.
plus
GST

or

HST
Host organizations are responsible for paying any additional GST or HST on the presenter’s $250.00 reading fee. Please see presenter's page for their GST or HST rates.
Please note:Hosts taking part in the Public Readings Program must pay the author, illustrator or storyteller directly on the day of the visit.
$200 The Canada Council for the Arts covers the remaining portion of the presenter’s fee for the Public Readings Program.