Word On The Street kicks off Fall 2016

WOTS-Mouse-Poster-415-x-851For our first event of the Fall 2016 season we’re proud to announce that Word On The Street invited Small Print TO to be a Presenting Partner at this year’s festival, which takes place at Harbourfront Centre on Sunday September 25th !

We’ll run these programs on the Youth Launchpad Stage:

1:45 – 2:30: RHYME STEW CREW, with Ann-Marie Williams of The Movement Lab, author of Let’s Speak Dance.

“Dr Seuss meets Dr Dre.” After setting a classic work of children’s verse, like Green Eggs and Ham, to old school hip-hop beats, wordsmiths aged 6-12 can create their own rhymes and perform them on stage and earn the right to brag like The Lorax.

3:45 – 4:30: MOUSE CITY TRANSIT, with Edward Keenan, Toronto Star city columnist and author of Some Great Idea and The Art of the Possible.

Kids of all ages can create buildings for storybook mice using recycled materials and bring them up to the stage, where the Mayor of Mouse City, Ed Keenan, will help them create a model metropolis that addresses the all-too real challenge of urban congestion.

Visit our WOTS tent in the KidStreet area anytime 11-6pm for crafts and giveaways.

From cats and mice living side-by-side to scary witches in your neighbourhood – our Fall 2016 season has more stories than the CN Tower. Click here for a preview.

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2016 Toronto Roald Dahl Day Story Contest

RDD Story Contest Banner 2016 WEBWhat better time to read and write a dark, scary tale than a bright, beautiful summer day? We invite writers aged 8-12 to take part in our 7th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day Story Contest, based on Dahl’s novel THE WITCHES.

Write a short story (1500 words Maximum) based on the following scenario:

Being a witchophile (or witch detective), you get an anonymous note that says Ms Weathervane, the owner of a hugely popular new art and antiques store in your neighbourhhood, who has messy, blue hair and always wears long, white gloves, is secretly a witch. Worse, it states that she only sells children’s books and toys to lure kids into her shop and kill them.

You pack your trusty guide to spotting witches, Roald Dahl’s THE WITCHES, visit the shop, and look for telltale clues. Is Ms Weathervane really a dangerous witch? Or is this charmingly eccentric, hipster shop-owner the target of a smear campaign by a jealous, mean-spirited rival merchant?

Send your story to roalddahlday@smallprinttoronto.org by noon on Friday. October 28.

Judges will award prizes to the top stories at the 2016 Toronto Roald Dahl Day celebration, on Saturday, November 12 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

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