Posts filed under “Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids”

I’m going on tour

CBC Radio has comissioned 10 episodes of Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, based on the tiny little reading series I started back in 2007. That means a 10-city tour. It’s really difficult to explain how excited I am about this.

Our former selves

As anyone who’s been to Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids probably knows, I’m fascinated by the relationships we have with our former selves. Most often, when a person gets up on stage to read juvenilia at GRTTWaK, there’s a distance. A distance between who they were, and who they are now. At a […]

My first experience with Brown Paper Tickets

A few weeks ago, I hosted the ninth edition of my little reading series, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids. For the very first time, I decided to make it a paid, ticketed event, with the proceeds going to Frontier College. During school, I had a part-time job in school at the now-closed Empire […]

Juvenilia in Charlottetown

Every once in a while, I get an email or a telephone call along the lines of “I really like the idea behind Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids. Can I do one in my city?” My response is almost always, “Of course! Please do! Just call it something else.” So then, from Sandy […]

GRTTWaK update

My little reading series, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, got a nice mention in the Toronto Star today. Also, I’ve cut several more episodes of the GRTTWaK podcast, which will roll out over the next few weeks.

GRTTWaK4 post-mortem

The fourth installment of Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids was, like each of the previous events, a lot of fun. This time around, we moved to a new venue: The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. It turned out to be a great room for the event, with (almost) enough seating. It’s my constant fear that […]

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids FAQ

A message from Mara in my inbox tonight: I’m very interested in attending the Grownups Read event on Monday, but the start time isn’t mentioned on the website. It would probably help if I knew when to show up. I’ve had a couple of very valid questions like this over the past little while, so […]

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids #3 was fun, packed

I’m a little late posting this, seeing as the event was almost two weeks ago, but I have to say: the third Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids was an awful lot of fun. It was also well-attended. Some might say a little too well-attended. Thanks no doubt to some pimping by Torontoist, BlogTO, […]

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids #3

Last night, at Future Bakery, I ran into Bryanna, who read at the first Grownups… reading night back in February. Seeing her reminded me that there hasn’t been an event since the spring. Which is a shame, because it’s fun. So today I called up Blake at the Victory, and I’m pleased to announce: What: […]