I made this! Come check it out – free admission, 30 amazing artisans, live performances by violinist Isaac Eng, and a meet and greet with Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow. Plus everyone through the door gets a 2-for-1 pass for our Fall Fashion Festival.
We’re doing it again, this time with no blizzard. More than 50 authors, comic artists, zinesters, poets and paper goods creators take over the main floor of the Gladstone Hotel for a celebration of small press and indie publishing. Of course, I’ll also have a table of Stained Pages Press titles.
A percentage of admission totals at the door will be donated to The Children’s Book Bank.
So by now, most regular readers/followers know that I’ve spent the past few months putting together a series of mixed media markets, the first of which takes place this Saturday, September 14th, at the Gladstone Hotel.
We did a trial run back in the Spring and we’re hoping that we can create a regular place for small-scale artisans, in a variety of mediums, to sell their work to the public.
Besides running the thing, I will also be selling my book Kitchen Party. In fact, it will be available at the door, and if you buy a copy for $15, you’ll get in for free. (And don’t worry, I’ll still donate $2 of that total to our partner charity, the Annex Cat Rescue.)
We’ll have over 50 great vendors selling everything from fine art to comics, clothing to housewares, so please come out and show your support for local artisans.
As an added incentive, admission is free before 11am, and the first 100 paying customers will receive a 2-for-1 pass for our October market.
So please come out and join us. It’s supposed to be a lovely day – cool but sunny – perfect for a stroll along Queen Street West. Hope to see you there.