Author & Illustrator Workshops

2021 Rockcliffe Park Book Fair Storytelling Series – November 15 & 16


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Each class will have 1 or 2 storytellers (French and English) present, via Zoom, over the course of 2 days.  This is the beginning of our 60th Anniversary Celebrations.

The Principal at RPPS will have the opportunity to invite other schools to join in on the storytelling sessions.

The Storytellers who will be presenting are:


  • Mary Wiggin
  • Kathie Kompass

Support Material from Kathie Kompass found HERE and HERE

  • Jennifer Cailey
  • Janet LeRoy


  • Lorraine Jeansonne

Support Material from Lorraine Jeansonne found HERE

  • Capitaine Bonnefemme
  • Le Pére Garneau
  • Marie Robertson

We would like to thank and the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse for sponsoring this series, making it possible for RPPS Book Fair to offer it for free to our students and other invited schools.  The Festival is presenting the OCF Mini-Festival of the Arts November 19-21, 2021 at the Canadian War Museum. (Tickets are on sale now at

We would like to thank Ottawa Storytellers (  for helping plan this wonderful event for our students!

Instructions on how to pin a speaker using Google Meet CAN BE FOUND HERE!

Every year, proceeds from Book Fair allow us to invite talented Canadian authors, illustrators and storytellers to RPPS to conduct workshops for the students.


Past guest author Kenneth Oppel reads from PEG AND THE YETI

2018 guests

2017 guests

2016 guests

2015 guests

Other past visitors have included:

  • award-winning author Kenneth Oppel (The Boundless, the Airborn series, Peg and the Yeti and many other books)
  • poet Dennis Lee (Melvis & Elvis, Garbage Delight and scores of other books)
  • illustrator Wallace Edwards (The Cat’s Pajamas, Monkey Business, Alphabeasts)
  • local novelist Joan McCurdy (The Serpent’s Egg trilogy)