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Love Children's Lit? Some Creative Outlets in the City

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Interested in children's literature? Want to visit a specialty bookstore or take a writing class? Here are some creative outlets in Toronto to express your passion for this genre.

Take a trip to Mabel's Fables (, 662 Mount Pleasant Road)

This children's bookstore was a favourite of mine growing up, and chances are a lot of Toronto residents have fond memories of visiting this store as kids. Visit the website for a list of upcoming events, readings, and classes. You can also take your young kids there for storytelling time.

Sign up for the Writing for the Children's Market class at Ryerson's Chang School

Ryerson's continuing education courses include many creative writing options, and this class is taught by Toronto children's author Sharon Jennings, who was featured on this blog last Friday. Sign up now, as the course runs from May 7 to June 25 on Saturdays from 12-3pm. Here's the link:

Visit a library collection

The Toronto Public Library's Osbourne Collection of Early Children's Books, located on the fourth floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch at 239 College Street, (http://www.torontopubliclibrar...) is a gold mine if you're into this genre.

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Aya Tsintziras

Aya Tsintziras is the author of the YA novel Pretty Bones, which was selected for the Canadian Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens in Spring 2012. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing a Masters of Journalism at Ryerson University.

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