Mark your calendars! Here’s a sneak peek at the rest of our Fall-Winter 2016 season:
7TH ANNUAL TORONTO ROALD DAHL DAY Our all-star judging panel will read aloud the top three entries in this year’s Toronto Roald Dahl Day Story Contest and present awards to the writers. Did you know that 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the legendary British children’s author’s birth? We’ll celebrate the centenary with inventive DIY (Dahl-It-Yourself) crafts and a phizz-popping poll to figure out who Toronto considers to be the hands-down scariest villain in all of Roald Dahl’s books. Don’t miss the chance to see a classic film adaptation of a Roald Dahl novel on the big screen!
Saturday, November 12. Hot Docs Ted Rogers (Bloor) Cinema, 506 Bloor St West (at Bathurst). Tickets On Sale Soon.
CITY OF CRAFT We’ll be offering up a book-themed Craft Program for your littles while you explore City of Craft, Toronto’s largest independently-run, juried craft show featuring craft-based installations, free workshops, and a variety of craft-related programming. Sunday, December 4. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West (at Dovercourt). FREE with Admission to City of Craft show
9th ANNUAL TOTSAPALOOZA FESTIVAL Iconic Canadian children’s musician and entertainer Fred Penner headlines our 9th annual TOTSAPALOOZA festival of indie music, picture book authors and DIY crafts at the Revival nightclub, taking place on Saturday, February 4, 1pm, at Revival (783 College Street). Tickets on sale soon.
We’re also honoured to announce that this year’s festival will feature the launch of acclaimed Toronto artist-author Tyler Clark Burke‘s widely anticipated debut picture book Bill Bowerbird & The Unbearable Beak Ache! (OwlKids Books). Montreal based, award-winning creator Elise Gravel will join us and share both of her celebrated new picture books, I Want A Monster! and The Cranky Ballerina (HarperCollins Canada).
Audience favourites The Movement Lab will be back to keep us on our toes. There will be several surprises too. Stay tuned for updates and early ticket sales!