Summer Spectacular

Calling all creative kids! The Summer Spectacular is back! Join us for weekly workshops celebrating storytelling, ideas, and imagination. Express yourself through poetry. Learn how to be an activist. Champion your favourite author.

Upcoming Events

17sep7:00 pm8:00 pmHow Stories Connect Us: Richard Van Camp & FriendsRichard Van Camp, Lisa Bird-Wilson, Tyler Pennock. Moderator: Billy-Ray Belcourt.7:00 pm – 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

17sep8:30 pm9:15 pmLetters in a Bruised Cosmos: A Conversation with poet Liz HowardIn conversation with Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang8:30 pm – 9:15 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

18sep10:00 am11:00 amDiaspora Dialogues: In conversation with Kamal Al-Solaylee & Tamas DobozyKamal Al-Solaylee, Tamas Dobozy, Moderator: Thea Lim10:00 am – 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

18sep12:00 pm5:00 pmAuthor Signings @ Bakka-Phoenix BooksDavid Demchuk, Natalie Zina Walschots, Samantha Garner12:00 pm – 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

18sep1:00 pm2:00 pmIllustrating Identity: Visual Language & Queer StoriesGem Hall, Shira Spector, Selena Goulding, Moderator: Sami Alwani1:00 pm – 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

18sep3:00 pm4:00 pmIllustrating History: Indigenous Stories Past & PresentGord Hill, Katherena Vermette. Moderator: Molly Swain3:00 pm – 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

18sep4:00 pm5:00 pmWorkshop: Complete the Quest with Brian McLachlanBrian McLachlan4:00 pm – 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

18sep6:00 pm7:00 pmWorkshop: Playful Poetry with Greg SantosGreg Santos6:00 pm – 7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

19sep10:00 am11:00 amDiaspora Dialogues: In Conversation with Anosh Irani & John KrizancAnosh Irani, John Krizanc, Moderator: Angela Sun10:00 am – 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

19sep1:00 pm2:00 pmKW Writer’s Alliance: Oral StorytellingCarol Leigh Wehking, Sarah Granskou, Bashar Lulu Jabbour. Moderator: Teneile Warren1:00 pm – 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

19sep1:00 pm5:00 pmAuthor Signings @ Another Story BookshopLiz Howard, Bear Bergman & Saul Freedman-Lawson, Rinaldo Walcott, Lindsay Zier-Vogel1:00 pm – 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

19sep3:00 pm4:00 pmKW Writer’s Alliance: Writers on ReadingErin Bow, E.K. Johnston, Mariam Pirbhai, Tanis MacDonald, Moderator: Caroline Topperman3:00 pm – 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

19sep4:00 pm5:00 pmKW Writer’s Alliance Workshop: Graphic Novels with Ursula Gray & Bones McKayBones McKay, Ursula Gray4:00 pm – 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

19sep6:00 pm7:00 pmWorkshop: Shitty Comics with the Hello Boyfriend Comics CollectiveHello Boyfriend Comics Collective6:00 pm – 7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

20sep2:00 pm3:00 pmEpistolary Fiction: Letters of Hope & HeartbreakLindsay Zier-Vogel, Wayne Ng, Francesca Ekwuyasi. Moderator: Amal El-Mohtar.2:00 pm – 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

20sep5:00 pm6:00 pmHopeful Apocalypse: Climate Fiction for the Cautious OptimistEmily Brewes, Premee Mohamed, Rebecca Silver Slayter. Moderator: Kelly Robson5:00 pm – 6:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

20sep8:00 pm8:45 pmEven So: A Conversation with Lauren B. DavisIn conversation with Deborah Dundas8:00 pm – 8:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

21sep2:00 pm3:00 pmMurder She Wrote: Family, Truth, and Social JusticeAndrea Gunraj, Dorothy Ellen Palmer, Sheena Kamal, Moderator: Angela Misri2:00 pm – 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

21sep5:00 pm6:00 pmDreams of Home: Stories of Community & ConnectionUzma Jalaluddin, Louisa Onomé, Sarah Suk, Moderator: Danny Ramadan5:00 pm – 6:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

21sep8:00 pm8:45 pmThe Case for Basic Income: A Conversation with Jamie Swift & Elaine PowerJamie Swift, Elaine Power, Moderator: Cheri DiNovo8:00 pm – 8:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

22sep2:00 pm3:00 pmTender: The Unsung Work of CaregiversCheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, Aimee Wall, Moira Welsh, Moderator: Bahar Orang2:00 pm – 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

22sep5:30 pm6:30 pmReclaiming Narratives: Asian-Canadian Writers’ RoundtableLarissa Lai, Michael Prior, SJ Sindu, Moderator: Christine Kim5:30 pm – 6:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

22sep7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedCelebrating the 2021 Toronto Book AwardsCatherine Hernandez, Catherine Graham, Faye Guenther, Justin Ling, Kim Echlin, Rinaldo Walcott7:00 pm – 9:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

23sep12:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedAuthor Signings @ Queen BooksFarzana Doctor, Hana Shafi12:00 pm – 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

23sep2:00 pm3:00 pmFanfiction: Their World is Your PlaygroundNatalie Zina Walschots, Brandon Crilly, Kerry C. Byrne, Moderator: Yeli Cruz2:00 pm – 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

23sep3:30 pm4:30 pmWord Vancouver: Poetry for the FutureAdrian De Leon, Chantal Gibson and Nisha Patel. Moderator: Angela Rebrec3:30 pm – 4:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

23sep5:00 pm6:00 pmHard Feelings: Processing Trauma through WritingBrent LaPorte, Hollay Ghadery, Jacob Scheier, Moderator: Kathy Friedman5:00 pm – 6:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

23sep8:00 pm8:45 pmFeaturedRed X: A Conversation with David DemchukIn conversation with Naben Ruthnum8:00 pm – 8:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

24sep12:00 pm5:30 pmFeaturedAuthor Signings @ Page & Panel: The TCAF ShopBrian McLachlan, Sami Alwani, Selena Goulding, Shira Spector12:00 pm – 5:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

24sep2:00 pm3:00 pmFamily Secrets: Three Thrilling Page-TurnersGail Anderson-Dargatz, Ashley Audrain, and Robyn Harding. Moderator: Laurie Petrou2:00 pm – 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

24sep5:00 pm5:45 pmFeaturedA Dream of a Woman: A Conversation with Casey PlettIn conversation with Grace Kehler5:00 pm – 5:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

24sep8:00 pm8:45 pmFeaturedThe Rebellious Tide: A Conversation with Eddy Boudel TanModerator: C.E. Gatchalian8:00 pm – 8:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep10:00 am11:00 amFeaturedWorkshop: Plotline Play-By-Play (Gr. 4-8)Presented by Ripple Foundation10:00 am – 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep10:00 am11:00 amDiaspora Dialogues: In Conversation with Isabella Wang & Linda Rui FengIsabella Wang, Linda Rui Feng, Moderator: Ryan B. Patrick10:00 am – 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep11:30 am12:30 pmCelebrating the 2021 Trillium Book AwardA.F. Moritz, Craig Davidson, Farzana Doctor, Moderator: Deborah Dundas11:30 am – 12:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep1:00 pm2:00 pmWorkshop: Writing Character-Driven Stories with Alix OhlinAlix Ohlin1:00 pm – 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep1:00 pm2:00 pmLooking Inwards: Memoir, Art & IdentityBrad Fraser, Antonio Michael Downing, Errol Ranville, Moderator: Carmine Starnino1:00 pm – 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep2:30 pm3:30 pmFabulist Fiction: Exploring Identity through Myth & MagicIrene Marques, Rahela Nayebzadah, Samantha Garner, Moderator: Amanda Leduc2:30 pm – 3:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep4:00 pm5:00 pmHow to Be Human: Illustrated Wisdom for Modern TimesS. Bear Bergman, Hana Shafi. Moderator: Alicia Elliott4:00 pm – 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep4:00 pm5:00 pmWorkshop: Kobo Writing Life Q&A SessionKobo Writing Life Team4:00 pm – 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep5:30 pm6:30 pmSo Funny It Hurts: Memoirs of Grief & ResilienceCathrin Bradbury, Ralph Benmergui, Shawn Hitchins, Moderator: Jessica Johnson5:30 pm – 6:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time