Under the Portal’s Success, Afterlight Book Club, Second Last Week of Story Club and Our Upcoming Podcasting 101 Workshop

We’ve got a lot of really exciting announcements to make this week! Between the success of our recent Under the Portal event and our upcoming Afterlight Book Club meeting and Podcasting 101 workshop, there’s never been a better time to join our team. If you’re a graphic designer who’d like to help us create a graphic story for a pitch we’re putting together for potential donors or just someone who wants to become a part of our awesome crew, give us a shout at volunteer@storyplanet.ca!

Afterlight Book Club

The 100-year-old-man

This month, on March 17, our Afterlight Book Club will be discussing The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, a book that’s about exactly what you think it is.

RSVP to the Meetup event for updates and more information. The cost of admission is pay-what-you-can. Feel free to bring a friend and contact us on the Meetup event page if you have any dietary restrictions we should be aware of.

Happy reading!

Second last week of Story Club

Over the last few weeks, our Story Club students have been swapping stories with their pen pals at 826NYC about their respective cities while working together to publish a duel-city travel guide: The Young Astronaut’s Guide to Toronto/The Young Superhero’s Guide to New York. This Thursday was the second last day of the workshop, so our students were hard at work finishing their stories and drawings for their part of the travel guide and responding to their friends across the border. We can’t wait to see the final product!

Podcasting 101

Hitch a ride with Story Planet as we explore the brave new frontier of podcasting! In this program starting Monday, March 23, youth in grades 7-12 will join our production team to write, edit and record a brand new podcast series starring and produced by them! Through a variety of hands-on workshops, our students will learn podcast production skills including: field recording, writing for the spoken word, interviewing techniques, and audio editing with Pro Tools. Over the course of this workshop, students will write and broadcast two new podcasts for Story Planet.

For more information, contact us at info@storyplanet.ca!

Under the Portal

A few weeks ago, we hosted a fundraising event ~under the portal~ at The Intergalactic Travel Authority with a musical performance by Gavin Gardiner and Edwin Huizinga from The Wooden Sky, readings from Pasha Malla and Marianne Apostolides and beer from Double Trouble Brewing. Everybody had a great time and, as it turned out, we even had an astrophysicist in the crowd able to answer our burning questions about the Voyager mission! What a blast!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event. The money we raised through ticket sales will go a long way in funding literacy programs like Story Club.

If you missed this event, keep checking back. We’ll let you know when we’re hosting another Under the Portal event!