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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.
With an energetic writer and illustrator, kids imagine and create amazing characters and build unique story ideas around them.
Using our outlined Character Shapes as a jump off point, kids come up with the character’s look and personality. As the ideas evolve, so does the plotline – the character has a passion for jellybeans but can’t find their favourite pink ones, they have a fear of bubbles and someone just blew a whole bunch! As the kids describe everything, our illustrator brings it to life visually.
Each child walks away with a booklet, allowing them to keep adding to the story we all started together.
Aaron is a writer and longtime sci-fi enthusiast. When he’s not working with the kids of Story Planet, he loves to write short fiction, screenplays, comedy sketches, articles, and – above all else – comic books! He holds a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and is thrilled to be working for Story Planet!
Josh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Toronto, Ontario. He has experience providing comics and illustration work for a variety of clients, in addition to self-published work and personal projects.