Mixter will be launched locally September 8th and 9th,
during the Cabbagetown Festival!
Outside the Necropolis Chapel: 200 Winchester Street, Toronto
Regan W. H. Macaulay is holding a book launch for her latest picture storybook, Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast, out on the front lawn of the Necropolis Chapel at 200 Winchester Street, Toronto, where the Cabbagetown Theatre Co. will be presenting children’s play Aladdin and his Magic Lamp within the Chapel - all taking place during the Cabbagetown Festival Saturday September 8th (Noon - 5pm) and Sunday September 9th, 2018 (Noon - 5pm).
Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast is a picture storybook written by Regan W. H. Macaulay of Toronto, illustrated by Toronto artist Wei Lu, and published by Mirror World Publishing, Windsor, Ontario (http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/). The book is intended for children ages 4-7.
Mixter Twizzle is an odd, red, round-shaped, mischievous creature. He lives in a hovel, beneath a rustic barn, underneath the chicken coop at Riverdale Farm. He’s a snoozing sneezer and a snoring barker; a peculiar sort that both annoys and pleases. At first, Mixter Twizzle is thrilled by his egg-gorging fests, delighting in his own wickedness, but he soon realizes he is lonely. He longs for companionship, but the hens he has tormented will have nothing to do with him. Can this fiendish creature learn to make friends at the farm?
Actor and CBC Media Librarian Kevin Risk and the author will read a 5 minute teaser portion Mixter Twizzle at 12:40, 1:40, 2:40, 3:40 and 4:40pm Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to attend the reading and receive a draw ticket for prizes (draw will take place after the weekend and winners will be notified by email by Monday September 10th)! The author will be available each day to sign copies of the book (the illustrator will also be present to sign books on Saturday). And there’s the entire Cabbagetown Festival, Riverdale Farm and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp to enjoy before and after the reading:
Cabbagetown Theatre Company presents Aladdin and his Magical Lamp an all-ages, panto-inspired fantasy featuring the hero Aladdin, his wise-cracking mother, a spell-casting Genie, an evil villain and of course, a princess! Shows are 30 minutes long and run at 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8th and Sunday, Sept. 9th. Tickets are $5 per person — be sure to check out the show before or after a teaser reading of Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast!
Enjoy the Cabbagetown Festival along Parliament Street (11am-10pm),
and the Arts & Crafts fair in the park right next to the Farm (10am-6pm)
Have lunch and snacks at Park Snacks, right across the street (Sumach) from the Farm
Take in a pantomime play by the Cabbagetown Theatre Company in the Necropolis Chapel, right across the street (Winchester) from the Farm.