Our Upcoming Afterlight Book Club Meeting, Storytelling: Twisting the Folktale, New Snacks at the Intergalactic Travel Authority, and Our Recent App Play-Testing Session

We’ve got a lot of exciting events and workshops coming up in the next few weeks for storytellers of all ages. Our Afterlight Book Club meets this Wednesday, and then, starting Saturday, October 17, kids in grades 4-6 are invited to our 8-part Saturday Storytelling Workshop, twisting beloved folktales. Keep clicking back to our blog and Calendar page to find out about more upcoming events!

Afterlight Book Club
Attention, speed-readers! Our Afterlight Book Club meets this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Girls by Lori Lansens, a story that follows the lives of two conjoined sisters from Leaford, Ontario. Come by, grab a snack at the Intergalactic Travel Authority, and talk books with us!

If you can’t make it to this one, get a head start on next month’s book, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, and click here to find out more about the event!

Storytelling: Twisting the Folktale
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Starting October 17, kids in grades 4-6 are invited to join storyteller Sage Tyrtle in twisting their favourite folktales into original stories that they’ll eventually perform in front of an audience. Through fun and high-energy games and lessons on storytelling and editing, students will learn a whole new approach to storytelling and connecting with their audience.

This workshop will run every Saturday from October 17 to December 5 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Cost of registration is pay-what-you-can. Contact Sage at sagetyrtle@gmail.com to sign up!

New Snacks at the Intergalactic Travel Authority
We’ve got a bunch of new snacks available at the Intergalactic Travel Authority (the café in the front half of our space). Whether you’re more in the mood for a breakfast focaccia or a chicken/veggie empanada, we’ve got the perfect one-handed snack to fuel your creative endeavors!

App Play-Testing Session
Our appstronaut team met back up recently to test out their ongoing app design project. With the help of two new team members, they brainstormed ideas for improvements they could make and wrote the following story as a team using the app. How cool! Thanks for sharing, Appstronauts.

The Big Macs
Once upon a time Gregory, the cheerful monkey with eleven children was riding an SUV with eleven seats for his eleven children (twelve seats, including the driver’s seat). They were going on a mission to find McDonalds and eat big macs before the tomato/carrots ate them ALL.

They couldn’t find any McDonalds restaurants. They drove around looking, and by the time they found one, the tomatoes/carrots had eaten all the big macs.

So they went to the trunk of their car and grabbed out their police uniforms and batons and handcuffs and then they arrested the tomatoes/carrots and put them in jail for one MILLION years!!!!!!!!!!

Lift Off!
The Lift Off After School Program launched at Story Planet last week. 26 Space Travellers (participants aged 6-12) and 18 volunteers spent time together building a community puzzle, cheering, and investigating an intergalactic space airport! What’s in store for the Space Travellers this week? Stay tuned…