You’re invited to What’s Your Story, A Celebration of Reading and Writing in Scarborough and North York on June 9

Posted on April 30th, by scararts in Featured, Recent News. No Comments

What's Your Story Scarborough and North York

Join Scarborough Arts and North York Arts for a celebration of reading and writing at What’s Your Story, hosted by award-winning author Catherine Hernandez! 

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Special Presentation by Veronica Johnny 

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM 
The What’s Your Story, North York writing competition winners read their North York-inspired works

•  Author Lucy Black
•  Author Sylvia Warsh 

Introducing emerging North York writers:

•  Laura Mullin
•  Asheda Dwyer

The What’s Your Story, Scarborough writing competition winners read their Scarborough-inspired works

•  Author and creative writing instructor Alexandra Leggat

Introducing emerging Scarborough writers: 

•  Natasha Ramoutar
•  Petrose Tesfai 
•  Nicole Bayes-Fleming

2:15 – 2:30 PM



2:30 PM – 3:00 PM 
Decolonizing Writing Practice with award-winning author Catherine Hernandez
This workshop will give participants the tools to liberate themselves from the confines of “conventional” storytelling and find truth in their own literary voice. Participants can expect quick exercises to awaken and empower the writer within. 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
Publisher Speed Dating 
This workshop will give writers an opportunity to chat one-on-one with publishers: Quattro Books, Guernica Editions, Dundurn Press, Cormorant Books, ECW Press, and Inanna Publications and get the inside track on what publishers are on the lookout for. 

The not-for-profit organization Words, Rhymes, and Life will also be onsite and would be happy to chat about Saving the Novel. 

What’s Your Story is presented by Ontario Book Publishers Organization, the Toronto Arts Council, North York Arts, Scarborough Arts, and the Toronto Public Library.

Visit the Facebook event page here. For more information, contact Ontario Book Publishers Organization at


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