Pages Menu
TwitterRss
Categories Menu

Speaking

Linda’s 2016 Speaking Engagements

April 20/16 – Regina Public Library – Sunrise Branch – E-Publishing

April 27/16 – Regina Public Library – Connaught Branch – Web Writing

Linda’s Speaking Career

I began my speaking career in sixth grade by winning a school competition. It wasn’t until  the early 1980s, when I started working with PFAFF (the sewing machine company), that I pursued the speaking aspect of my career more fully. I refined her skills during my five years with PFAFF, speaking to audiences of 250+ people.

My speaking engagements and experiences since then have included:

  • Giving media press releases for the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association at various organizational meetings across the midwest states
  • A decade of serger sewing workshops
  • Keynote addresses and engagements through the Write On Speaker’s Bureau with organizations and conferences in the prairie provinces and a SCBWI Conference in Ottawa
  • A decade of professional development workshops for library staff
  • A readings tour of Northern Saskatchewan hosted by the PNLS, the Northern Library System
  • Fifteen years of writing workshops hosted by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild
  • Various presentations on Web development and design given across Canada including the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) and the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) and the Saskatchewan Writers’s Guild (SWG)

Author Readings

Linda Aksomitis reading at Words in the Park in Regina, SK.

Linda Aksomitis reading at Words in the Park in Regina, SK.

I have been visiting schools and libraries giving author readings for more than thirty-five years.

With more than a decade of experience as a school librarian, I enjoy returning to libraries to inspire children to be excited about reading the same way I was as a child.

I use powerpoint demonstrations to add visual elements to presentations. Children are drawn in by my travel adventures around the world and the excitement of seeing how an author researches the stories in-depth before bringing them to life in words. Since I’m also a photojournalist, I have a wide collection of exciting images to share.

Contact me:
Email: aksomitis@sasktel.net
Telephone:  306-699-7202

Funding may be available through:
For Saskatchewan schools & libraries — Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild

2 Comments

  1. Hi Linda,
    I am a teacher at Biggar Central SChool 2000 and was wondering if you do Author visits/presentations in the month of April ( APril 14th to be exact) as our school has an Authors Showcase and would like to know how much you would charge to come out for a half day or a full day?

    Thank you for your reply!
    Carrie Gosselin
    948 – 2117
    BCS 2000

  2. Hi Linda, I am a teacher at Biggar Central SChool 2000 and was wondering if you do Author visits/presentations in the month of April ( APril 14th to be exact) as our school has an Authors Showcase and would like to know how much you would charge to come out for a half day or a full day?
    +1

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *