Growing Our Voices, Shaping Our Stories

On March 28, Story Planet partnered with Thorncliffe Park Urban Farmers (Facebook, Instagram) for a writing workshop with Pushcart Prize nominated local writer, Nadia Shahbaz!

Here are what some of the students of Marc Garneau said:

“I went deep and wrote about my ancestral roots which I wasn’t expecting.”

“I thought I didn’t have anything to write about but then I put my pen to paper and realized I did.”

By the end of the workshop, participants had a collection of story ideas and early drafts. Keep an eye out for their stories in “More Than a Garden,” a book on community, nature, rootedness, and interconnection—and watch this space for more events coming soon!

Introducing: Wine & Story Night!

We are so excited to launch our brand new event series: Wine & Story Night!

Come to Story Planet on Friday, May 11 for a hilarious and entertaining night! You’ll be guided by a professional playwright and artist through a hysterical writing process. At the end, you’ll take home your own script, printed, bound, and illustrated by the artist!

Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available throughout the evening, because we now how to host a good party.

Hurry and buy your tickets HERE!

All proceeds will go towards funding our programming for marginalized children and youth.

Story Planet at the AGO!

Story Planet will be holding one of our galaxy-famous – nay, universe-famous – programs at the beautiful AGO on Saturday, March 21! Join us from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at our An Alien Has Landed event, where discerning space detectives aged 3-12 will have the opportunity to participate in a day of clue hunting, story creation, and art programming. You’ll find us in the AGO’s Children’s Workshop Space. We hope to see you there!