Final Cut: How I Wrote This Bully Story (Free Session)

by  Author Marty Chan

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Author Marty Chan shares the real-life origins behind his newest book to show students how their own lives can lead to great stories. With a few tech tricks and a bit of magic, he'll inspire even the most reluctant learner to want to read and write their own stories.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Reading, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)YouTube

Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Author Marty Chan

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

This is a free book talk via YouTube Live. There is no cancellation policy or fee.

About This Provider

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Author Marty Chan

Edmonton, Alberta

Marty is an author and playwright. He’s written over 20 books for kids and nearly 100 plays for adults. He specializes in writing hi-lo fiction to encourage striving readers to pick up books. The Junior Library Guild awarded the gold medal standard to two of his novels: Haunted Hospital and Willpower. One of his early books, The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul, won the 2007 Diamond Willow Young Readers’ Choice Award. 


Looking for a dynamic workshop on how to write scary stories? An engaging storytelling session to introduce young students to folktales and story structure? An inspiring book talk to get your reluctant readers excited to visit the library? Marty has a variety of sessions that cover Kindergarten to high school. He also provides professional development sessions for teachers who need extra help getting their students excited about creative writing.


From his virtual studio in Alberta, Canada, Marty delivers interactive writing workshops and author visits with a cutting-edge blend of special effects, humor, audience participation, writing games, and storytelling. Kids won’t be able to look away when Marty turns his pen into a lightsaber to illustrate how specifics matter. Younger students will be amazed at the behind-the-scenes look at how Marty’s picture book about his cats came together. Kids will scream their guesses at the screen as they play his version of ‘I Spy’ and learn the value of sensory details. He offers programs to schools, homeschool students, and the general public. 


Since 2020, Marty has performed over 1,000 virtual sessions across North America. He can connect with classes and students via Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams or YouTube Live. 

Marty Chan
(780) 975-9292

Program Details


1. The program begins with an introduction to Marty Chan
2. Marty will share the real-life inspiration for his novel, Final Cut.
3. Marty will present a reading from the book.
4. Marty will share a writing tip the students can use in the classroom.
5. Marty will answer questions via the comment section.


The participants will:

- discover the power of storytelling to capture a personal narrative.
- understand the creative process of writing a book.
- engage in a discussion about the publishing world from the viewpoint of a writer.