WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS
Teresa is available for themed presentations and readings suitable for larger audiences as well as highly interactive master writing workshops focusing on character development which are better suited for 1 to 3 classrooms at a time. This year’s themed presentation with audio-visuals focuses on the power of failure in the author’s writing and personal life and what a “gift” failure can be. Each author presentation is tailored to the individual school audience but often delves into mental health issues through story.
Presentation Length: 50 to 75 minutes
Genre: Young Adult (YA)
Grades: 7 to 12
Audience size: 30 to 300
Teresa Toten is dynamic! The students were totally spellbound with her enthusiasm & literary expertise.
– Linda Girardo, Teacher Librarian Head, Father Bressani CHS, Woodbridge, ON.
Teresa Toten’s writing workshop inspired our students to take ownership for their own continued creative development!
– Jacqueline Maloney, Teacher-Librarian, St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School, Maple, ON.
Whether speaking to our grade 9 reading club or facilitating a Hot Writing Workshop with our Senior English Writer’s Craft classes, Teresa Toten was engaging and stimulating. Both staff and students were thrilled with her presentation and professionalism.
– Francine Mulherin, Head of Library and Teacher-Librarian, Brother André Catholic High School, Markham, ON.
It was hard to believe when it was over as it happened so fast!”
– Arlene, Grade 9 teacher, Westmount Junior High, Edmonton.
I really enjoyed having Teresa come to our class. I felt she did a lot more than just come to talk about herself and her life. She came to our class to teach us about the writing process.
– Katherine, grade 12 student.
I was extremely impressed with Teresa Toten. I had a lot of fun and she made me feel really comfortable. She was very encouraging about my writing.
– Megan, grade 12 student
Teresa is a very good speaker. She is captivating. Her lesson had some great activities, involving all of the students. Because of her presentation I learned how much thought is needed to write a novel.
– Harriet, grade 12 student
I really enjoyed Teresa’s visit. I’m glad I met her and I loved her writing tips!
– Shaina, grade 12 student