From a young age, Jon-Erik has been on various stages in many different contexts. He has sung and tap danced on stages. He has overacted on stages. He has forgotten lines and stolen lines and embraced awkward silences on stages.
Today, he mostly reads books aloud on stages, either seated or standing.
Before book readings, speaking engagements, workshops or presentations, Jon-Erik warms up his voice using innovative vocal exercises and drinks hot lemon water to guarantee a pleasurable listening experience. Recently, he's been spotted wowing and wooing crowds at literary festivals, community events, classroom visits, botanical gardens and more. Recent appearances include:
Telling Tales Festival The Word on the Street Toronto Festival ReadingTown PEI Green Thumbs Growing Green Kids Earth Day Canada's Reading4Trees Event Hamilton Public Library's StoryWalk Perth Care for Kids Community Book Festival