TOTSAPALOOZA #9 Sells Out in Record Time

Our annual TOTSAPALOOZA Festival of outstanding picture book authors, indie bands and DIY crafts sells out every single year. Tickets for this year’s show were snapped up faster than usual, due in large part to its all star-line-up.

Iconic Canadian musician Fred Penner headlines our 9th annual TOTSAPALOOZA, with award-winning authors Elise Gravel, Andrew Larsen and Tyler Clark Burke, as well as crowd favourites Movement Lab Dance Studio , DJ Castlefield (aka Matt Blackett of Spacing Magazine) and a pop-up bakery by Wanda’s Pie-in-the-Sky.

We’ve hit capacity for the venue. So, unfortunately, there won’t be any Rush tickets. Stay tuned for news about our 10th TOTSAPALOOZA. It’ll be the Kid Lit party of the decade!

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“C is For Canada” with Paul Covello

Get ready for ABC DIY, our new workshop series where storytellers aged 3-8 can make alphabet books with leading children’s authors, based on various themes.

We’re chuffed to partner with new books and vintage furniture shop Southwest Northeast on the inaugural workshop, “C is for Canada” featuring Paul Covello, author-illustrator of the bestsellers CANADA ABC and TORONTO ABC.

“C is for Canada” is on Saturday, March 4, 10am-noon.  What better place to draw pictures inspired by our country’s 150th year than amongst the Canadiana at Southwest Northeast (1324 Gerrard St East)? Tickets are FREE  (click here)

Paul Covello’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Space is limited. Register early!  For FREE Tickets, click here.

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“F is for Family” with Qin Leng

The next installment in our ABC DIY series is “F is for Family” with Qin Leng, illustrator of A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY by Sara O’Leary, on Saturday, March 11, 10am, at The 519 (519 Church Street – at Wellesley). FREE.

Our family-themed alphabet book-making workshop for storytellers aged 3-8 is part of The 519’s Queer and Trans Family Event series: Tall Tales Festival. For more information about the Tall Tales Festival, click here.

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Introducing Our First-Ever Crowdfunding Drive

fundrazr-fb-bannerWe are committed to running FREE programs that inspire kids to tell their own stories. And our programming opportunities continue to expand. Being a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, however, our resources are limited.

To keep our literary programs for kids accessible to families of all kinds, we’re running our first-ever crowdfunding drive. By contributing roughly the price of a picture book, you can enable us to offer FREE monthly programs across the GTA for a year. Thanks, in advance!

To support accessible literary programs for Toronto kids, click here.

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