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I always enjoy speaking to writers’ groups and readers’ groups. To discuss a speaking engagement, email me at [email protected].

Organizations for whom I’ve been a speaker and/or workshop presenter include:

  • The Stratford Festival Forum
  • Algonkian Niagara Writers Conference
  • University of Toronto Lecture Series
  • Canadian Authors Association National Conference
  • Haliburton School of the Arts
  • Alabama Writers Conference
  • Writers Community of Durham Region
  • Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC)
  • University of Guelph
  • Writescape
  • Toronto Romance Writers (RWA Toronto Branch)
  • Ontario Writers Conference
  • ‘Crafting the Page-Turner’ Symposium
  • Ridley College Literary Dinner

Here are some of the organizations for whom I’ve been a speaker or workshop presenter.

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120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, NY, 10271
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Barbara Kyle is the author of the internationally acclaimed Thornleigh Saga historical novels and thrillers. Over half a million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. Her latest novel is The Deadly Trade. Barbara wrote the screenplay for the feature film Saving Dinah, available on Amazon Prime. As a story coach, she has mentored hundreds of writers, and many have become award-winning authors. Barbara and her husband live in Ontario.