Join us this Saturday (November 18) for a celebration of the magical power of young storytellers’ imaginations at our 8th Annual Roald Dahl Day soiree at Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St West – at Bathurst). Doors open at noon. Come early for fun DIY (Dahl-It-Yourself) crafts. At 12:35pm, judges Claire Caldwell and Jenn Hubbs will present top entries from this year’s Story Contest and hand out Dahl-icious prizes.
The much-coveted grand prize for outstanding story is now named the Kevin Rooney Award, as a tribute to an exceptionally gifted teacher who encouraged countless young people, in Canada and Shanghai alike, to tell their own stories.
Directly after the awards, there’ll be a special screening of actor-director Danny Devito‘s much lauded film version of Dahl’s novel MATILDA, starring Mara Wilson and Rhea Perlman on a big screen .
Don’t miss this scrumpdiddilyumptious tribute to the weird and wonderful world of Roald Dahl, and the young readers and writers who breathe new life into his fantastic stories.
Tickets are on sale in person and online at Hot Docs Cinema Box Office (Click Here)