Events

Lee Edward Fodi reading from The Guardians of Zoone

Upcoming Events

CWC writing camp: Winter Magic
December 19-23, 2022
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mentor for a creative writing camp for students in Grades 3 to 8.

CWC writing camp: Winter Wonderland
December 27-31, 2022
Korea
Mentor for a creative writing camp for students in Grades 4 to 8. Delivered via Zoom.

VSB Gifted Writers
January – February, 2023
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Writer-in-residence, mentoring gifted writers in Grades 6-7. 

Maple Grove Middle School: World Read Aloud Day
February 1, 2023
Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
Author reading for Grade 6 class.

Meadowridge School
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
February 7, 2023
Author presentation and workshop for Grade 2 class. 

Southpointe Academy
April 24-28, 2023
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
Author-in-residency for Grades K-5, featuring a variety of brainstorming and writing activities.

Writers’ Community of Durham Region
June 10, 2023
Via Zoom
Author presentation to a writers’ group on the subject of developing characters identities through their names.

Recent Events

St. John’s Junior School
November 3, 2022
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Presentation to Grades 2-7, with a variety of interactive brainstorming sessions.

I Read Canadian Day
November 2, 2022 
Canada 
Virtual presentation to elementary school children as part of the celebration of Canadian children’s books.

Mom’s Channel Learning Center
August 13, 2022 
Seoul, Korea
Creative writing sessions for pre-teen and teen writers. 

Join English Library
August 10, 2022
Gwangju, Korea
Author reading and presentation for elementary-aged children.

CORI Learning Center
August 6-7, 2022
Seoul, Korea 
Creative writing sessions for pre-teen writers.

CWC Writing Camp: Story Surgery
August 2-5, 2022 
Yangpyeong, Korea 
Mentor for a creative writing camp for teenaged writers.

CWC Writing Camp: Welcome to Wizard School
July 17-28, 2022
Korea 
Mentor for a creative writing camp, delivered via Zoom, for elementary-aged students, with a theme of creating magical schools.

CWC Writing Camp: Superheroes
July 4-15, 2022
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mentor for a creative writing camp, for elementary-aged students, with a focus on writing, illustrating, and propbuilding.

Imagine in the Park (Virtual!) 
June 4-11, 2022
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 
Content creator for interactive workshop videos, demonstrating how to make miniature magical brooms and design crests for wizard schools.

Kamloops School of the Arts
September, 2021 to June 2022
Kamloops, BC, Canada 
Writer- and artist-in-residence delivering workshops to high school students via Zoom on the subject of fantasy writing and world-building. 

Hume Homelearners Program 
April – May, 2022 
New Westminster, BC, Canada 
Writer-in-residence for elmentary-aged students on a variety of topics and subjects, including interactive brainstorming and hands-on makerspace projects. 

William Armstrong Public School
May 6, 2022
Markham, Ontario, Canada 
Author visit for Grades 3-6, with an interactive brainstorming activity based around the prompt “The Doorway to Adventure.” Delivered virtually as part of Book Week 2022 with The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 

Bendale Public School
May 5, 2022
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Author visit for Grades 3-6, with an interactive brainstorming activity based around the prompt “The Doorway to Adventure.” Delivered virtually as part of Book Week 2022 with The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 

Cochrane Public Library
May 5, 2022
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Author visit for Grades 1-8, with an interactive brainstorming activity based around the prompt “So You Want to Go to Wizard School?” Delivered virtually as part of Book Week 2022 with The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 

Hatch House Montessori School
May 5, 2022
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Author visit for Grades 3-4, with an interactive brainstorming activity based around the prompt “The Doorway to Adventure.” Delivered virtually as part of Book Week 2022 with The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 

Christi Corpus CES
May 5, 2022
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Author visit for Grades 3-4, with an interactive brainstorming activity based around the prompt “The Doorway to Adventure.” Delivered virtually as part of Book Week 2022 with The Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

Elmworth School
May 4, 2022
Elmworth, Alberta, Canada
Author visits for Grades 1-8, with an interactive brainstorming activity based around the prompt “So You Want to Go to Wizard School?” Delivered virtually as part of Book Week 2022 with The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 

St. Bernard Catholic School
May 4, 2022
North York, Ontario, Canada
Author visit for Grades 5-8, with an interactive brainstorming activity based around the prompt “So You Want to Go to Wizard School?” Delivered virtually as part of Book Week 2022 with The Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

West Point Grey Academy
Vancouver, BC, Canada
April 19, 2022 
Author visit for Grades 4-7, including presentation, Q&A, and interactive brainstorming. 

Mulgrave School 
April 13, 2022
West Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Presentation-workshps for Grade 1 students.

CWC Writing Camp: Wizard School
March 21-25 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mentor for a creative writing camp, delivered via Zoom, for elementary-aged students, with a theme of creating magical schools.

Star of the Sea School
Surrey, BC, Canada
February 7-March 7, 2022 
Writer-in-residence, guiding Grade 5 classes in developing and writing about their own magical schools. 

VSB Gifted Writers
January – March, 2022
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Writer-in-residence, mentoring gifted writers in Grades 6-7, delivered via Microsoft Teams. 

Middle-grade lit Book Club
February 24, 2022 
Discussion of Spell Sweeper with middle-grade book lovers.

Hume Homelearners Program 
January – March 2022
New Westminster, BC, Canada 
Writing workshops for Grades 3-8 on a variety of topics and subjects, including interactive brainstorming and hands-on makerspace projects. 

Linden Meadows School
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
February 17, 2022 
Author presentation and workshop for Grade s K-6. 

White Marsh Elementary
Mechanicsville, Marlyand, USA
February 10, 2022 
Author reading for Grade 4 class. 

Southpointe Academy
Tswassen, BC, Canada
February 11, 2022 
Author presentation and workshop for Grade 3 class. 

Meadowridge School
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
February 8, 2022 
Author presentation and workshop for Grade 2 class. 

Fulton County
February 4, 2022
Atlanta, Georgia, USA 
Author reading for middlegrade students. 

Claremont Elementary School: World Read Aloud Day
February 2, 2022
Ossining, New York, USA
Author reading with Grade 3 & 4 class. 

Manzanita Elementary: World Read Aloud Day
February 2, 2022 
Tuscon, Arizona, USA 
Author reading with a Grade 4 class.

McCoy Elementary: World Read Aloud Day
February 2, 2022 
Carrollton, Texas, USA 
Author reading for elementary age students.

Corl Street Elementary: World Read Aloud Day
February 2, 2022
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Author reading for elementary age students. 

Lemm Elementary: World Read Aloud Day
February 2, 2022
Spring, Texas, USA
Author reading for elementary age students. 

Van Horne Elementary: World Read Aloud Day
February 2, 2022
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Author reading for elementary age students. 

CWC Writing Camp: Big Ideas
December 26-30
Korea 
Mentor for a creative writing camp, delivered via Zoom, for high school students, with a focus on creating publishing houses, pitching story concepts, and writing excerpts for imagined novels.

CWC Writing Camp: Winter Magic
December 19-22 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mentor for a creative writing camp, delivered via Zoom, for elementary-aged students, with a focus on creating poems, songs, and stories on the theme of winter.

Spell Sweeper: Virtual Event
December 7, 2021
Green Bean Books, Portland, Oregan
Head on over to Green Bean Books starting December 7, where you’ll find a celebratory video to celebrate the release of Spell Sweeper, which will include a demo to build your own miniature spell-sweeping broom! 

Middle Grade Fantastic Reads
December 5, 2021 Noon (PST) / 3 pm EST
Books of Wonder, New York, New York
Participating in a panel of great middle-grade fantasy books.

Building a Strong Author Brand 
November 23, 2021
Virtual! 
A seminar presented via The Writers’ Union of Canada to discuss strategies and approaches for author branding. 

Diamond School
November 4, 2021
Cloverdale, BC, Canada
Author presentation to K-3 classes. 

Hume Homelearners Program 
October – November 2021 
New Westminster, BC, Canada 
Writing workshops for Grades 3-8 on a variety of topics and subjects, including interactive brainstorming and hands-on makerspace projects.

Book launch (Virtual!)
October 13, 2021, 10am (PST)
Virtual! 
In conversation with award-winning author Mahtab Narsimhan to launch her new book, VALLEY OF THE RATS.

Word Vancouver (Virtual!)
September 20, 2021, 8pm PST
Virtual 
Guest author for “In Conversation Q&A” at this literary festival, discussing tips and strategies for succeeding in publishing. 

Raymond Elementary
September, 17, 2021
Fullerton, California, USA 
Presentation to elementary-aged students as part of the #KidsNeedMentors program. 

CWC Writing CampShipwrecked
August 3-13, 2021
Korea 
Mentor for a creative writing sessions, delivered via Zoom, for elementary-aged students, with a focus on fantasy writing.

Middle Ground Book Fest
August 7-8, 2021 
Virtual 
Author appearing on a panel with other authors to discuss middle-grade books. Find out more here.

CWC Writing CampMagic and Monsters
July 19-30, 2021
Korea 
Mentor for a creative writing sessions, delivered via Zoom, for elementary-aged students, with a focus on fantasy writing.

CWC Writing Camp: Visit the Stars
July 5-16, 2021
Vancouver, Canada 
Mentor for a creative writing sessions, delivered via Zoom, for elementary-aged students, based on the theme of science fiction.

Imagine in the Park (Virtual!) 
June 5-12, 2021
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 
Content creator for interactive workshop videos, demonstrating how to make magical creature eggs and wizard potions for at-home projects.

Hume Elementary
May 5-7, 2021
Nelson, BC, Canada 
Author presentations delivered via digital platform to intermediate and primary grades. 

New Westminster Homelearners Program 
May 2021
New Westminster, BC, Canada 
Writing workshops delivered via digital platform to keen intermediate writers to help them develop existing projects. 

Young Authors Conference
April 30, 2021
Kamloops, BC, Canada 
Workshop leader for elementary school-aged writers.

Mulgrave School 
April 14, 2021
West Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Author presentation delivered via digital platform for Grade 1 class.

Heritage Woods Secondary School
April 7, 2021
Port Moody, BC, Canada 
Author presentation delivered via digital platform to Grade 11-12 creative writing class.

New Westminster Homelearners Program 
February – March, 2021
New Westminster, BC, Canada 
Writing workshops delivered via digital platform to intermediate and primary grades. 

VSB Gifted Writers
January – March, 2021
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Writer-in-residence, mentoring gifted writers in Grades 6-7, delivered via Microsoft Teams. 

Quilchena Elementary
January – February, 2021
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Writer-in-residence at an elementary school, working with Grade 4-5 students, with a focus on creative writing through the lense of family and cultural stories.

WriteOnCon
February 19-21, 2021
Speaker participating in a podcast and live blog as part for an online conference for writers and illustrators of children’s books. 

Meadowridge School
February 3, 2021
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for Grade 2 class.

New Westminster Homelearners Program 
November 6, – December 16, 2020
New Westminster, BC, Canada 
Writing workshops delivered via digital platform to intermediate and primary grades. 

Laura Secord Elementary School
December 4, 2020
Vancouver BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop, delivered via digital platform, for Grade 3 class.

New Westminster Homelearners Program 
October 7, 2020
New Westminster, BC, Canada 
Author presentation delivered via digital platform to intermediate and primary grades.

Welcome to Wizard School
June-August 2020
Canada 
Creative writing summer program, delivered via Zoom, to tween and teens writers located in cities across Canada, based on the theme of characters attending a magical school.

CWC Writing Camp
July 2020
South Korea and China 
Mentor for a creative writing sessions , delivered via Zoom, for teen writers located in Seoul, Busan, and Guangzhou.

CWC Writing Camp: Shipwrecked!
June-July 2020
Canada and China 
Mentor for a creative writing sessions, delivered via Zoom, for tweens located in Vancouver, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Leigh Elementary 
May 26, 2020
Coquitlam, BC, Canada 
Presentation to intermediate grades via Zoom as part of the Vancouver Writers’ Fest “writers in the classroom” program series.

Surrey International Children’s Festival
May 23, 2020
Surrey, BC, Canada
Performance and presentation via recorded video.

Young Authors Conference
May 6 2020
Kamloops, BC, Canada 
Workshop leader for elementary school-aged writers via Zoom. 

New Westminster Homelearners Program 
April-May, 2020
New Westminster, BC, Canada 
Workshop series delivered via digital platform to intermediate and primary grades on the subject of creativity and character building. 

The Guardians of Zoone ~ official book launch
March 3, 2019 • 7pm 
Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Come celebrate with author Lee Edward Födi as he launches his latest book, The Guardians of Zoone

Southridge School
February 19, 2020
Surrey BC, Canada 
Author presentations for Grades 1-5, as part of a celebration of “I Read Canadian Day.”

Meadowridge School
February 10, 2020
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for Grade 2 class. 

Edith McDermott Elementary School
February 7, 2020
Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada 
Author presentations for Grades K-7. 

Mulgrave School 
January 16, 2020
West Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Presentation-workshps for Grade 2 students.

CWC Writing Camp: Superheroes
January 2-4 2020
Coquitlam, BC, Canada 
Mentor for a creative writing camp for tweens, with a focus on writing, illustrating, and prop-building.

Kid’s Lit Quiz ~ BC, Canada edition
November 27, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Part of an author panel participating in a quiz about children’s literature. Hosted at Mount Pleasant Elementary.

Surrey International Writers’ Conference
Sunday, October 27, 2019: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm 
Surrey, BC, Canada
Panelist — Indie Publishing: Options and Opportunities.

New Westminster Public Library
October 22, 2019
New Westminster, BC, Canada
Presentation for elementary-aged students.

PNBA
October 7, 2019
Portland, OR, USA 
Presenting author at tabooksellers ‘conference. 

Word Vancouver
September 29, 2019, 2:50-3:50pm
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Public reading as part of the annual literary festival. 

CWC Writing Camp: Magical Creatures
July 26-August 1, 2019 
Yangpyeong, South Korea 
Mentor for a creative writing camp for tweens, with a focus on writing, illustrating, and prop-building.

CWC Writing Camp: Superheroes
July 2-6, 2019 
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Mentor for a creative writing camp for tweens, with a focus on writing, illustrating, and prop-building.

Bert Bowes Middle School
May 21-24, 2019
Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Writing-in-residence for Grade 7-9 classes. 

St. Augustine School 
May 17, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for grades K-7. 

St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School 
May 10, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School 
May 10, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

Toronto Public Library ~ Woodside Square Branch 
May 10, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School 
May 9, 2019
Markham, Ontario, Canada 
Presentations and workshops for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

William Armstrong Public School 
May 9, 2019
Markham, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

Summitview Public School 
May 8, 2019
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada 
Presentations and workshops for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

Ajax Public Library
May 7, 2019
Ajax, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

Immanuel Christian School
May 7, 2019
Whitby, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

Hatch House Montessori School
May 7, 2019
Whitby, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

Children’s Book Bank
May 6, 2019 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

St. Joseph’s Catholic School
May 6, 2019 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children as part of TD Book Week.

Shaughnessy Public School
May 6, 2019 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Presentation and workshop for grades K-6 as part of TD Book Week.

Young Authors’ Conference at UFV 
April 29, 2019
University of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Keynote speaker for a writing conference for aspiring elementary-aged writers. 

F.G. Leary Fine Arts Elementary School
April 26, 2019
Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Author presentation to K-5 classes. 

Osoyoos Elementary School 
April 15-17, 2019
Osoyoos, BC, Canada 
Author/Artist-in-residence, delivering creativity workshops for grades K-7. 

Cariboo Hill Literacy Week
April 12, 2019
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Author presentation workshops for elementary grades.

Quilchena Elementary School 
April 11, 2019
Richmond, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for grades K-7.

Queensbury Elementary School 
April 10, 2019
North Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for grades K-7.

The Secret of Zoone ~ official book launch
April 9, 2019
Kidsbooks, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Door prizes, give-aways, and a chance to get a signed copy of The Secret of Zoone. This event is free, but please register

Queen Victoria Annex 
April 9, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for grades 3-5.

West Vancouver Public Library
March 26, 2019
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Writing workshop for elementary-aged students.

Quilchena Elementary
Winter, 2019 
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Multi-week writer-in-residence at an elementary school, working with Grade 4-5 students, with a focus on fantasy writing, illustrating, and prop-building. 

Mulgrave School 
February 21, 2019
West Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for Grade 1 class. 

Meadowridge School
February 8, 2019 
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for Grade 2 class.

A Visit with the Book Bandits
January 20th, 2019
Christianne’s Lyceum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Book club discussion with readers of Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers.

CWC Writing Camp: Dragon Masters
January 3-5, 2019 
Coquitlam, BC, Canada 
Mentor for a creative writing camp for tweens, with a focus on fantasy writing, illustrating, and prop-building.

Mulgrave School 
Thursday, December 13, 2018
West Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Writing Workshop on point of view and perspective, for grade 2 students.

Kid’s Lit Quiz ~ BC, Canada edition
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Part of an author panel participating in a quiz about children’s literature. Hosted at Mount Pleasant Elementary.

Montgomery Centre
Fall 2018 
Coquitlam, BC, Canada 
Artist-in-residence for high school students, delivering an art therapy program that combines visual arts, propbuilding, and graphic design. 

Authorfest 2018 
October 24, 2018
Vancouver, BC 
Featured author for a presentation to teaching candidates at the University of British Columbia. Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, the Department of Language and Literacy Education, and the UBC Education Library. 

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable 
October 13, 2018, 8 am – 1:30 pm
Vancouver, BC 
Presentation and workshops for teachers and teacher-librarians on the subject of classroom inspiration through maker-spaces and prop-building. 

Word Vancouver
September 30, 2018
Vancouver, BC 
Participant in panel: “Getting Started: Children’s Writers and Illustrators Discuss Getting Published.”

Songpa English Library
August 4, 2018 
Seoul, South Korea
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children. 

Mapo Community Library
August 3, 2018 
Seoul, South Korea
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children. 

Yongin International Library
August 2, 2018 
Yongin, South Korea
Presentation and workshop for elementary-aged children. 

CWC Writing Camp
July 26-August 1, 2018 
Yangpyeong, South Korea
Instructor and mentor for a creative writing and reading camp for students aged 8-17. Hosted by the Creative Writing for Children Society of Vancouver.

Woodward Elementary
June 13, 2018
Richmond, BC, Canada 
Presentation to primary and intermediate grades. 

General Gordon Elementary 
June 11-12, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Writer-in-residence for grades K-7. 

Charlie Lake Elementary
June 4-7, 2018 
Fort St. John, BC, Canada 
Writer-in-Residence delivering daily workshops, guided writing activities, and mentoring sessions with elementary-aged students.

A Visit with the Book Club
April 15th, 2018
Christianne’s Lyceum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Book club discussion with readers of Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers.

Ecole Central Elementary
April 6, 2018
Fort St. John, BC, Canada 
Presentation to elementary grades and writing workshop with keen writers.

Peace River North School District
April 4-5, 2018
Fort St. John, BC, Canada 
Writing and illustration workshops with Grades 4-9 in the Gifted Program. 

Young Authors Conference
March 13, 2018
Coquitlam, BC, Canada 
Writing workshop for gifted students program. 

Stratford Hall Elementary 
March 8, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Presentation to Grade 4 classes. 

Young Willamette Writers
March 6, 2018 
Portland, Oregon, USA 
Author Q&A on villainy, via Skype.

Charles Dickens Annex
March 1, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Presentation to primary grades. 

Mulgrave School 
February 28, 2018
West Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Presentation to Grade 1 students.

Richmond Children’s Arts Festival 
February 13-February 16, 2018 
Richmond, BC, Canada 
Guest author for the annual festival of creativity, delivering workshops throughout the week.

Meadowridge School
February 7, 2018 
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada 
Author presentation and workshop for Grade 2 class.