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Roxanne Deans of The Children’s Book Bank will be Mayor of an outdoor version of our popular city-building program, Mouse City, as part of the Cabbagetown Festival. Sunday, September 10: 2-4pm. 239 Carlton (at Parliament). FREE.


Coleen MacPherson and Evan Munday conduct the DIY Superhero Lab, a workshop for writers aged 8-12. Saturday, October 7: 1-4pm. Lillian Smith Library (239 College, at Bathurst). FREE with RSVP. Sign up early!

Writers 6-12: Deadline for Submissions to our 8th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day Story Contest is October 27.

Acclaimed poet Claire Caldwell conducts SPOOKY STEW, a Halloween-themed version of our popular rap-poetry workshop Rhyme Stew Crew for writers aged 7-12, at The Children’s Book Bank (350 Berkeley Street – at Parliament & Gerrard) on Saturday, October 28: 1-3pm. FREE with RSVP. Sign-up here or visit the Children’s Book Bank.


Toronto Roald Dahl Day Celebration, featuring the Story Contest Prize Ceremony, where one young writer will win the inaugural Kevin Rooney Award, and a special screening of Danny Devito‘s acclaimed film version of Dahl’s novel Matilda. Saturday, November 18. Noon, Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St West, at Bathurst). Tickets at


Evan Munday conducts DIY Superhero Lab, a workshop for writers aged 6-9, part of The 519’s Youth Arts & Action Space for LGBTQ Families. Saturday, December 2: 10am-noon. The 519. (519 Church Street, at Wellesley). FREE Details:


10th Annual TOTSAPALOOZA festival of leading picture book authors, indie bands and DIY crafts. Revival (779 College, at Ossington).

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