The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Ever wanted to learn how to type on a typewriter?

Toronto Typewriter got guests started learning typewriter basics. Then author Kerry Clare took over, leading the short story workshop. Guests typed up their story on one of the typewriters and submitted it to a jury to win a prize! The contest was optional, so if guests just wanted to try banging it out on a typewriter, old-school, the event was open to anyone and everyone 14 years of age and older! Space was limited to the number of typewriters available so guests were encouraged to sign up soon before it sold out! Workshop ran from 2 – 4 pm.


Kerry Clare

Kerry Clare is a National Magazine Award–nominated writer and the editor of the essay anthology The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood. Her most recent book, Mitzi Bytes, is a grown-up Harriet the Spy for the digital age, examining the bonds of family and friendship, and the truths we dare tell about ourselves—and others. Her essays, reviews and short fiction have appeared most recently in The Globe and MailChatelaineJoyland and Canadian Notes & Queries. Kerry teaches blogging at the University of Toronto and writes about books and reading at her popular website, She is also editor at and the founder of Briny Books.

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Blue Heron Studio

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Blue Heron Books was first opened in 1989. The Blue Heron Studio offers a creative space for learning, playing and a multitude of unique experiences.

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