PRIDE Family Storytime July 2, 10:30 a.m.

PrideTO_Logo_BlackI’ll be doing a reading of Tagged Out during PRIDE Toronto, at the
Yorkville Library on Sat., July 2 at 10:30 a.m.

There will be other authors there as well, including Catherine Hernandez.

It’s a free event, and great for the whole family. Hope you can join us!

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Book launch cancelled (postponed)

rain

There’s going to be a lot of rain tomorrow (Saturday) so the launch for Tagged Out has been postponed. The Opening Day Celebrations for Toronto Playgrounds baseball league have also been postponed. When I know what the new date will be, I’ll let you know. Sorry about that!

 

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Book an author visit today!

Hillcrest class visit Steadman Nov 2016 2Help your students get inspired about writing and reading. Book an author visit with Joyce Grant!

Customized, fun and inspiring presentations for students from grade 1 to high school, from writers’ workshops to media lit and “becoming a writer.” Skype visits also available.

And if you’re in Ontario, TWUC’s Ontario Writers in the Schools Program can help you save money on the fee and they’ll even cover travel expenses.

Free Gabby teachers’ resources here including a Teacher’s Guide.

Email me today to book, or for more information: joycehgrant@gmail.com.

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Authors for Indies Day – May 2, 2015

Book City Yonge and St ClairI’ll be at Book City at Yonge and St. Clair on May 2 to help raise awareness (and have some fun!) on Authors for Indies Day.

It’s a way for authors to support independent bookstores–and thank them for all that they do for us throughout the year. We will be talking about books, recommending books and doing some readings and signings.

I’ll be joining these fabulous authors aBook City logot that location:
Angela MisriElyse FriedmanStephen Smith, Michael HarrisHelaine Becker, Kathy KacerLoren EdizelMolly Peacock, Kevin Sylvester, Charmian ChristieAnna PorterRobert Charles WilsonSharry Wilson, Charmian ChristieTerry FallisI’ll be there most of the day, so please drop by!

Oh, and here’s the Authors for Indies website so you can plan your day.authorsforindies logo

 

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Gabby: Drama Queen is now available in stores!

Gabby’s second quirky adventure is now on store shelves.

We haven’t officially launched the book yet, and we’ll let you know when that party will be. (Hint: you’re invited.)

In the meantime, I signed some copies of Gabby and Gabby: Drama Queen at the wonderful Playful Minds toy store on St. Clair Ave. to help them celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Joyce Grant at Playful Minds Nov 2013

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Gabby Book Launch A Success

Gabby launch, ITA Cafe

There was a terrific crowd at the launch for Gabby on Jan. 27

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the launch party for Gabby on Jan. 27.

It was held at the ITA Cafe on Bloor St., a perfect venue because the cafe funds free literacy activities for kids.

Jan Dolby and I did a reading (with the help of my son, who posted the fabric letters). The kids who attended made plasticine and crayon Gabbies, which were fantastic. We’ll post pictures in our Kids’ Art Gallery soon.

The piece de resistance was a cake made by my editor, Christie Harkin, with gorgeous

Cake for the launch of Gabby - topper by Suzanne del Rizzo
Cake for the launch of Gabby – topper by Suzanne del Rizzo

Gabby cake toppers by dimensional media artist Suzanne del Rizzo. And the cake was delicious, too!

Thanks to everyone who attended the launch!

PS: Here’s a terrific article about the launch and ITA, written by book reviewer Kerry Clare.

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