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Mahtab Narsimhan

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 6:30pm


Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch
40 Orchard View Blvd.
Toronto, ON
M4R 1B9


Small Print Toronto is delighted to announce that award-winning author Mahtab Narsimhan is coming to Children's Story Jam, the popular new workshop series wherein leading kidlit authors get feedback on works-in-progress from their most discerning critics: young readers.

Mahtab will present her new middle grade novel, Someone Stole The Toilet to aspiring writers 8-13 years old, and then prompt them to create short pieces of their own, during an evening hosted by noted novelist Vikki Vansickle.

To encourage a spirit of "anything goes" during the Jam sessions, there are a few ground rules:

• Authors aren't giving a public performance.
• Readers come to participate in a closed workshop process, rather than to get a "sneak peak" of a new work.
• Adults ride free as long as they behave themselves.

There is also a free jam section, during which young wordsmiths can bring and share their own writing, or create something on the spot, based on prompts like the theme of the day.

While it may be new to Toronto, Children's Story Jam is part of a long tradition. After all, countless classic works of children's literature stem from "jam sessions" between an inventive author and a group of young listeners.

MAHTAB NARSIMHAN won the Silver Birch Award for her first novel, The Third Eye. Its sequels, The Silver Anklet and The Deadly Conch, were widely acclaimed. Her most recent novel, The Tifflin, has also been lauded by literary critics. A native of Mumbai (Bombay), Mahtab lives in Toronto.

VIKKI VANSICKLE is a writer, playwright,and workshop facilitator. Her middle-grade novels include Words That Start With B and Love is A Four Letter Word.

Admission is FREE but space is limited. For more information and to register early, visit


Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch
40 Orchard View Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4R 1B9 43° 42' 29.6856" N, 79° 23' 59.6112" W

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