What's Your Story? - East Toronto

A Celebration of Reading and Writing in East Toronto

East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto

Hosted by spoken word artist, playwright, actor, and musician Charlie Petch.


Engaging Workshops for Writers

12–2 pm - How to Revise Your Writing

In this workshop, successful kids’ and teen writer Karen Krossing will discuss how to re-envision a work-in-progress, explore the craft of revision, and share tips for focusing and polishing your stories. 

2–3 pm Find Your Best Onstage Self

Spoken word artist and actor Charlie Petch will guide a stimulating workshop for writers on the art of presenting your work. Learn to overcome stage fright, how to use a microphone, and win the attention of your audience.


Readings By Contest Winners 

3:30–4 pm

Featuring established, award-winning author Terri Favro and emerging East Toronto writers: Jason Freure, Susana Molinolo and Sadi Muktadir.


Open Mic

4–5 pm

Attendees are invited to share a short story, poem, spoken-word piece, or other creative work.


Join us as we gather to honour the stories and the voices of East Toronto.


Presented by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization and East End Arts, thanks to the support of the Toronto Arts Council.