May 14, 2012

Festival of Trees May 15, 2012

Going to the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading's Festival of Trees tomorrow at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre?  Consider yourself fortunate as the day's activities are stellar.  Attendees are encouraged to get maps, schedules of workshops and other events, author signing schedules, etc. at the OLA Festival of Trees link.

Here's just a capsule of who and what will be at the Festival tomorrow, according to the Reading Programs:

BLUE SPRUCE

BLUE SPRUCE ACTIVITIES
• Blue Spruce Awards Ceremony
• letter-writing and postcard-making with Sarah Tsiang
• story-telling with Heather Mcleod
• tent for Blue Spruce Activities only, including face-painting, in Brigantine Tent 
• 10 Years of Blue Spruce Illustrator Exhibit




RED MAPLE

RED MAPLE ACTIVITIES
• Red Maple Awards Ceremony
• Q & A with Sharon E. McKay (Thunder Over Kandahar)
• Workshop with Jill Maclean (Home Truths)
• Q & A with Susin Nielsen (Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom)
• ALOUD A Celebration for Young Readers with Eric Walters (Fly Boy, The Taming) and Teresa Toten (The Taming)
• "The Mother of All Adventure Stories" Workshop with Patrick Bowman (Torn from Troy)
• QR Scavenger Hunt (for Smartphone users)




WHITE PINE


WHITE PINE ACTIVITIES
• White Pine Fiction Awards Ceremony
• White Pine Non-Fiction Awards Ceremony
• Workshop with Don Aker (The Fifth Rule) and Lesley Anne Cowan (Something Wicked)
• "Judging a Book by Its Cover" Workshop with Kelley Armstrong (The Gathering) and "Titillating Titles" Workshop with Gail Sidonie Sobat (Chance to Dance for You)
• "Stick to your Vision" Workshop with Wes "Maestro" Williams (Stick to Your Vision)
• Workshop with Don Calame (Beat the Band) and Drew Hayden Taylor (Motorcycles and Sweetgrass)
• "The Story of Me" Workshop with Kate Scowen (I.D.: Stuff that Happens to Define Us) and "Modern-Day Illustrator" Workshop with Peter Mitchell (I.D.: Stuff that Happens to Define Us)
• "Visual Storytelling" Workshop with Scott Chantler (Two Generals)
• QR Scavenger Hunt (for Smartphone users)


ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE
• musical entertainment from the band DONE WITH DOLLS
• Forest® Bookstore (S&B Books Ltd.)
• Forest of Reading® 2012 Illustrator Exhibit
• magician, circus performers, games for book prizes, etc.
• button-making station
• graffiti sheets for authors/illustrators
• PAWSWAY
• book-making workshops
• Kajama boat tours
• TVOntario tent
• canoeing on the pond
• games to win prizes

See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

Perogyo said...

Oooh you Ontarians really do have everything!!! i want to go so bad. Look at all those amazing authors. Give them all hugs for me, please.