Two New Events in Late December, The Write Space with Brian Francis and Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Our spaceship may have pulled over to refuel over the holidays, but we’ve got plenty of fun activities for young storytellers coming up next week (December 29 and 30)!

December 29th and 30th at Story Planet


We have two new events for young storytellers coming up on Monday and Tuesday of next week!

On Monday, during Story-Making Through a Lens, writers aged 7 and up will be creating a character, using funky kaleidoscopes to create a setting and working together to write a story.

On Tuesday, during Design a Story Making App, 8 to 11-year-old storytellers are invited to help us design an app that helps kids create and share their stories!

Both events are “pay what you can.”

Email Liz Haines at for more information.

Write Space Workshop with Brian Francis

Last Thursday, author Brian Francis came by Story Planet with lots of great tips for adult writers about creativity, social media and staying connected with readers.

Different writers like to reach out to their followers in different ways: some like to keep their fans updated on what’s going on with their daughters’ warts, but others, like Brian, prefer to blog about a subject they’re interested in that might appeal to their followers (check out his awesome Caker Cooking blog).

No matter what you blog about, if you put effort into your project and stick to a regular posting schedule, you’ll give yourself an excuse to write on a more regular basis, you’ll have easy access to an audience and your ability to focus will improve dramatically.

If you missed Brian’s workshop, be sure to check out his blog and his novels Natural Order and Fruit (a finalist in the 2009 CBC “Canada Reads” competition).

Last week’s class was our last in 2014, but we’ll be announcing another series of The Write Space workshops for adult writers in the new year.

Our holiday gifts are out of this world!

Still shopping for that aspiring writer/artist on your list? Come by the Intergalactic Travel Authority (the store and coffee shop attached to Story Planet) and check out our collection of books, gadgets and Earth souvenirs!

All of the proceeds from the Intergalactic Travel Authority go directly to Story Planet, which helps provide free programs to writers of all ages living in Toronto.