TOTSAPALOOZA TURNS TEN – Photos

From KidLit icons Dennis Lee and Barbara Reid jamming with veteran indie-rock musicians Communism and The Woodshed Orchestra to vibrant performances by Fay and Fluffy’s Drag Queen Storytime and acclaimed author Nadia L. Hohn  – the 10th annual TOTSAPALOOZA Festival on Saturday, February 3 at Revival was an extraordinary celebration of our decade milestone.  Small Printers Jenn Catanzaro and Shana Hillman captured the big day in photos (above).

Clockwise from the top left: Wanda’s Pie-in-the-Sky Bakery’s edible works of art based on this year’s books (and poster), authors Nadia L. Hohn, Dennis Lee and Barbara Reid, Ann-Marie Williams of Movement Lab dances with Fluffy Souffle and Fay Schlift, Small Printers Tim Walker and Marcia Garnes, Don Kerr of Communism sings rhymes from Barbara Reid’s Sing-A-Song of Mother Goose with Barbara and Fay and Fluffy, a set by Communism and The Woodshed Orchestra, (inset) Fay and Fluffy’s hugely popular Storytime in the Basement Bar, Dennis Lee performs “Alligator Pie Blues” with Communism and The Woodshed Orchestra, and The Woodshed Orchestra.

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Small Print Toronto gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) for this year’s TOTSAPALOOZA Festival.

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Mark Your Calendars: Mouse City Valley

Mark your calendars for Mouse City Valley, a six-week installment of our popular model city-building program presented in partnership with Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue). It will take place every Sunday, from April 8-May 13. FREE With RSVP

Urban planners aged 8-12, can explore mapping exercises, Indigenous story circles and construct a miniature valley with sustainable homes for storybook mice that will be exhibited in The Children’s Garden at Evergreen Brickworks.

Registration begins soon.

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Create Your Own Superhero at The 519

BAM! POW! ZAP! Everyone knows Wonder Woman, Spiderman and the Flash, but superheroes can come in all shapes and sizes. What does it take to be a superhero in today’s Toronto?

Writers aged 6-9 can create superheroes with Evan Munday, author-illustrator of the much lauded middle-grade mystery book series The Dead Kid Detective Agency, at DIY Superhero Lab on Saturday, May 5, from 10am-noon at The 519 (519 Church St).  This FREE workshop will focus on the one thing that superheroes from The Avengers to The X-Men have in common: an incredible origin story.

DIY Superhero Lab is part of The 519’s Kids & Youth Action and Arts Space, a series of creative and social programs for LGBTQ and Trans families. To register, click here.

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