Keep Toronto Reading 2011

Keep Toronto Reading starts tomorrow! Start celebrating books and reading! The festival is a month long, April 1-April 30, with events in many of the library branches. You can view the full schedule of  programs on the Toronto Public Library’s website. Here are some events featuring Tundra authors and illustrators from the KTR page:

Meet Author Robin Muller
Friday, April 01, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
At Albert Campbell (496 Birchmount Road, Toronto, ON M1K 1N8)
How did author and illustrator Robin Muller become a children’s book star? Come find out! For more information, contact the branch at 416-396-8890.

Get Creative with Robin Muller
Saturday, April 09, 2011 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
At Fairview (35 Fairview Mall Dr., Toronto, ON M2J 4S4)
Wanna be an author or illustrator? Get the ins and outs of the creative process from a pro. Ages 6 to 12.

BOOK BASH!! Children’s Literature Festival

Writing Workshop with Marthe Jocelyn
Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
At Northern District, Program Room (40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto, ON M4R 1B9)
Meet Marthe Jocelyn, winner of the first TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature, and get creative in this hands-on writing workshop. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited.

Meet Author Richard Scrimger
Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At Northern District, Urban Living Room (40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto, ON M4R 1B9)
Richard Scrimger is the winner of the Mr. Christie Book Award for The Nose from Jupiter, a book about a wise-cracking alien who inhabits a little boy’s nose. Many of his other books have also been nominated for awards. He wrote a series of picture books starring baby Bun Bun, and also writes novels for young adults. Ages 8 and up.

Meet Author Cary Fagan
Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
At Northern District, Urban Living Room (40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto, ON M4R 1B9)
Cary Fagan is an award-winning children’s author, a writer of adult novels, an editor and a contributor to a number of magazines and newspapers. Cary has written several picture books, including Gogol’s Coat and The Market Wedding. Daughter of the Great Zandini, winner of a Mr. Christie Silver Medal, was Cary’s first novel for children and The Fortress of Kaspar Snit was his second. Ages 8 and up.

Meet Author Shane Peacock
Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
At Northern District, Urban Living Room (40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto, ON M4R 1B9)
Shane Peacock’s books are peopled with high-wire walkers, sumo wrestlers, the world’s most dangerous man and literature’s most famous detective. To research his books, he learned the art of tight-rope walking and sumo eating. His latest novel is The Secret Fiend: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 4th Case. The Boy Sherlock series has garnered multiple awards. Ages 9 and up.

Tundra is having fun transforming into books too:

Let books transform you this April! Take your photo and share it with the Toronto Public Library on twitter or facebook.

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