Anthroplogist Dr. John Steckley is well-known for his work in the Huron language. His published books include anthropology and sociology textbooks for post-secondary education as well as educational books for a broader audience. He has appeared on television and has been interviewed on radio. As a consultant on Huron history and their language, he he has helped writers such as Joseph Boyden.
John currently facilitates a writing group, teaching about writing and getting published. His threefold story is an engaging tool that he uses to encourage creative writing.
Audiences of all ages are enlightened by this speaker's sharing of knowledge of both past and current history and culture. More than a speaker, John is an EDUTAINER, a stand-up professor/comedian weaving humour, wit and theatricality into his presentations. He speaks at many venues including public schools, colleges and universities, children's camps, charity groups and historical/archaeological societies.
Angelika Steckley is John's assistant, and also a playwright. She teaches piano and theatre and has written several plays for youth performers. Her latest play, Snow White and the Not-so-young Dwarfs was performed by seniors at the Caledon Seniors' Centre. Her plays for youth have been used as teaching tools to expose young actors to different genres of theatre. If you are looking for a play or need help writing one, she will gladly help.