School Visits: 

"Mark held our grade 6/7 students spellbound . . . He is a master of rapport with the students. They were very engaged and literally leaning forward in their chairs."

~ Diane Shepherd-Dynes, Teacher-Librarian, Vancouver

"Mark Smith . . . had a mix of approximately ninety grade 8 and 9 students for each presentation and he handled these audiences with ease. . . . I highly recommend Mark as a most engaging guest author."

~Alison Stevenson, Teacher-Librarian, Burnaby 

"Hi Mark, Thanks for such a great presentation...emails flying around with all the T-Ls this afternoon singing your praises.  Not only was it engaging,  you can tell that you're a teacher - a pro with kids!"

~Fiona Bisset, Teacher-Librarian, Maple Ridge

He has presented to groups small and large, from Kindergarten to adult.


Oct. 30, 2015. Discussing Caravaggio. Click the image to play.



World REad-Aloud Day; Feb. 1, 2023

Writing and Illustrating Kids Books: The Inside Story, Mar. 14, 2023

Writer in Residence,; May 2022

Writing and Illustrating Kids Books: The Inside Story, Mar. 22, 2022

World REad-Aloud Day, Feb. 2, 2022

School Library Journal Day of Dialogue, Oct. 7, 2021