Upcoming Events


Want to kick-start your students’ reading habits? Need to motivate a reluctant writer? Looking for a keynote or professional development session for your colleagues? Marty offers a variety of engaging sessions that will have you laughing and learning. Currently, Marty is only doing virtual presentations. For his speaking rates, please send a query through his contact page. Book your event with Marty Chan!

Are you located outside of Alberta? Check out Marty’s Virtual Field Trips through the Center for Interactive Learning!

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Marty Chan

Marty’s Virtual Visits

Oct. 29 Packaging Your Imagination, writing workshop
Oct. 31 Connected North, suspense writing residency

Nov. 1 Kid Stuff, adult writing course
Nov. 2 I Read Canadian, author visit
Nov. 3 Connected North, Liars Club
Nov. 8 Kid Stuff, adult writing course
Nov. 9 Connected North, writing residency
Nov. 14 Connected North, writing residency
Nov. 15 Kid Stuff, adult writing course
Nov. 16 Connected North, writing residency
Nov. 18 Connected North, writing residency
Nov. 22 Connected North, writing residency
Nov. 24 Connected North, writing residency
Nov. 30 Kugaaru, author visit

Dec. 6 Kugaaru, writing workshop

Jan. 9 – 13 Caernarvon School, suspense writing residency
Jan. 11 Connected North, storytelling session
Jan. 16 Connected North, prompt writing residency
Jan. 17 Kid Stuff: Level 2, adult writing course
Jan. 23 Connected North, prompt writing residency
Jan. 24 Kid Stuff: Level 2, adult writing course
Jan. 30 Connected North, prompt writing residency
Jan. 31 Kid Stuff: Level 2, adult writing course

Feb. 1 Monsignor E.L. Doyle, author visits
Feb. 2 Monsignor E.L. Doyle, writing workshops
Feb. 6 Connected North, prompt writing residency
Feb. 7 Kid Stuff: Level 2, adult writing course
Feb. 13 Connected North, prompt writing residency
Feb. 14 Kid Stuff: Level 2, adult writing course
Feb. 21 Kid Stuff: Level 2, adult writing course
Feb. 28 Kid Stuff: Level 2, adult writing course

March 7 Kid Stuff: Level 2, adult writing course

April 11 Connected North, writing residency
April 13 Connected North, writing residency
April 17 Connected North, writing residency
April 19 Connected North, writing residency
April 21 Connected North, writing residency



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Marty shares the personal stories behind his novels to show students how their own lives can be springboards into great stories. He disguises writing concepts as interactive games that teach kids while they’re having fun. With over a quarter of a century of experience as a full-time writer, Marty breaks down the mystique of creative writing into practical ideas you can adopt and apply immediately.

Marty reveals the real-life inspirations behind his works, demonstrating to students that their own lives can be springboards into great stories. With humorous anecdotes, he ramps up the students’ excitement for reading his books.

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