A Celebration of Literature for Children and Young Adults
Calgary Convention Centre ~ October 3-5, 1996 ~ Calgary, Alberta

Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch's book of poetry for children, Toes in My Nose, has been a Canadian best seller since its publication in 1987. A poet, lecturer and storyteller, she has shared her work with children and adults on television and radio, in magazines and newspapers, at children's festivals and on tour across Canada. In the fall of 1995 she was the featured children's writer at the International Writer's Festival in Vancouver, BC.

Sheree has been the recipient of several important awards for her work. In 1990 she won the Atlantic Booksellers Choice award for Sleeping Dragons All Around, and in 1993 the Mr. Christie's Book Award for There Were Monkeys in the Kitchen. The Canadian Author's Association has also awarded her their Marianna Dempster Award for her contribution to the field of children's books.

As well as writing books for children, Sheree has written poetry for adults, and some of her works have been dramatized. In a weekly column/cartoon she satirizes some of the issues affecting women today.

Sheree lives on Chocolate Lake in Halifax, NS, and when she is not acting as a guest lecturer or travelling as a storyteller she shares her home with her husband and two children who were her first inspiration to write.

Selective Bibliography:

In This House are Many Women (poems), 1992.
Mabel Murple, Doubleday, 1995.
Sleeping Dragons All Around, Doubleday, 1989.
There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen, Doubleday, 1992.
Toes in My Nose, Doubleday, 1987.

Kaleidoscope 6 Presenters
Tuesday, July 16, 1996
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