Imagination Station

On Demand

Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

Join us to learn some writing tips from the masters of mystery! We’ll learn how to structure a story and how to imagine and describe historical settings in which our characters can interact. Enter our contest for the chance to win a book from one of our authors!

Jennifer Maruno

Join Jennifer Maruno, author of Until Niagara Falls, for a “how to” of writing—developing time and place for the setting + a live chat.

Jennifer is a long-time educator and author. Her debut novel, When the Cherry Blossoms Fell, was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award. Jennifer’s latest book is called Until Niagara Falls, and it is about friendship, community, and being true to yourself.

Read Grade 8 student Yara Sabolic’s Book Review of Until Niagara Falls.



Lisa Pijuan-Nomura

Join collage artist Lisa Pijuan-Nomura from “Girls Can Create” and learn how to create your own work of art.

Sylvia McNicoll

Join Sylvia McNicoll, author of Body Swap, to learn about character building for a mystery + a live chat post-presentation. 

Ever since she was in Grade 4, Sylvia McNicoll has been writing stories. Now she has over 35 books published and has travelled all over Canada, as well as South Korea and Colombia, to share her writing and reading excitement. Sylvia has been the recipient of the  Silver Birch Award, the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award (MYRCA), the Explora-toy Best Novel Award  and the Hamilton Arts Multimedia Award.

Read Grade 8 student Yara Sabolic’s Book Review of Body Swap.


Download Sylvia’s Tips & Tricks here

Krista McNaughton

Join Krista McNaughton for an improv game…Mystery Box.

Krista is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer from Hamilton. She is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Performance program at Fanshawe College, and the Improvisation Program at Second City. She is also one half of the sketch comedy duo, The Awkward Rebels.