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

March 1: Elijah Smith Elementary, Whitehorse, virtual visit,
Palliser Heights, Moose Jaw, virtual writing workshop

March 5: McKernan School, Edmonton, virtual writing workshop,
Wasaho Cree Nation School, Fort Severn, virtual writing workshop

March 6: Pine Grove PS, Woodbridge, virtual visit

March 7: Father Megret High School, Saskatchewan, virtual writing workshop,
Ghuch Tia Community School, Yukon, virtual writing workshop,
Sivuniit Middle School, Igloolik, virtual writing workshop,
Palliser Heights, Moose Jaw, virtual writing workshop

March 8: Martin McKay Memorial School, Sachigo Lake virtual writing workshop

March 12 – 18: Avalon Junior High, Edmonton, virtual residency

March 12: Panelist, TELUS STORYHIVE

March 19: Connections School, online school, virtual visit,
Attagoyuk Ilisavik, Pangnirtung, virtual writing workshop

March 20: Carcross Alternative, Carcross, virtual writing workshop

March 21: Sunningdale School, Moose Jaw, virtual writing workshop,
Palliser Heights School, Moose Jaw, virtual writing workshop

March 22: Palliser Heights School, Moose Jaw, virtual writing workshop

March 25 – 28: YouthWrite, online, virtual writing workshop

March 28: Westmount School, Moose Jaw, virtual writing workshop

April 3: Mine Centre School, Mine Centre, virtual writing workshop

April 4: District School Board of Niagara, Ontario, virtual visit,
Mine Centre, virtual writing workshop

April 5: Mine Centre, virtual writing workshop

April 8 – 11: Guthrie School, Edmonton, virtual residency

April 13: Sherwood Park Young Authors Conference, virtual writing workshop

April 15: Breton Elementary School, Breton, virtual writing workshop

April 16: Mine Centre School, Mine Centre, virtual writing workshop

April 17: Mine Centre School, Mine Centre, virtual writing workshop

April 18: Guthrie School, Edmonton, virtual writing workshop

April 26: Dunluce Elementary, Edmonton, PD session

May 2 – 3: Archbishop Joseph MacNeil, Edmonton, virtual writing workshop

May 7: CILC, online North America, storytelling session

May 8: Wasaho, Cree Nation, Fort Severn, virtual writing workshop

May 9: Rawlinson School, Toronto, virtual writing workshop



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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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