Monday, September 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Toronto’s vibrant book, art and indie rock worlds will come together at Storybook Confidential, a night for grownups in support of Small Print Toronto’s interactive literary programs for children.
Local literary luminaries – including Kyle Buckley, Claire Caldwell, Stacey May Fowles, James Grainger, Evan Munday, Grace O’Connell, Damian Rogers, Kevin Sylvester, Ania Szabo, Natalie Zina Walschots, Jessica Westhead, Nathan Whitlock and Liz Worth – will read stories they wrote when they were young.
Top artists, illustrators and picture book creators – including Clayton Hanmer (CTON), Walker Ballantyne-Hill, Matt James, Hilary Leung, Frank Viva, Chris Wilkie, and Cybèle Young – will offer temporary tattoos at a Body Art booth.
Such stellar scribes as Steven Beattie, Hamutal Dotan and Kate Minsky will take turns producing short illustrated tales based on suggestions from the audience at a “Make Me A Storybook” booth.
Leading lights of the Toronto indie music scene Don Kerr, Kevin Lacroix and Bellwoods Trinity will perform original tunes. And DJ Peter Martin will spin retro 80s and 90s dance hits.
And prepare to be dazzled. Celebrated craft artist Kalpna Patel, perhaps most widely known for her eye-poppingly inventive windows at TYPE Books on Queen St West, will design and dress the Gladstone Ballroom.
Don’t miss the first-ever Small Print Toronto extravaganza where parents are encouraged to leave their kids at home!