All events are free and will be held at Little Shop of Stories unless otherwise noted.
Little Shop of Stories is located at133 A East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
404-373-6300 | www.littleshopofstories.com
What's Your Story?
El Deafo is Cece Bell’s graphic memoir, which is a fancy way of saying that it’s the true story of her childhood, and this fall we challenge you to write your own graphic memoir. Choose a story from your life and create comic strip or mini graphic novel about it. Write your story using panels, speech bubbles, thought balloons, and sound effects. Drop your project at Little Shop of Stories by November 1st and we will put it on display in a special gallery at the grand finale event. Please make sure to provide your name, age, phone number and email address with each submission.
Be A True Friend Challenge
In El Deafo, Cece searches for a friend who will accept her for who she really is. Inspired by her story, we encourage you to be a true friend to the people in your life this fall. You could sit with a new group at lunch, take a treat to a neighbor, or write a letter to a friend far away! Come in to the shop to sign up for our Be a True Friend Challenge and see all of the ways you can pledge to be kind, inclusive, and friendly this fall!
Writing and Comics Workshop
Saturday, September 26th, 2 pm-4 pm
In order to learn how to best chronicle our own personal stories with words and pictures, we are having a writing workshop for kids ages eight and up. Join us to learn about writing techniques, how to decide which stories to tell, and how to best use images to tell these tales. Space is limited, so please email email@example.com to sign up.
On The Same Page Book Club
Friday, October 9th, 5:30 pm
Meet up with other kids (and their parents) who have gotten On The Same Page to discuss how Cece uses her superpower to pop the bubble of loneliness and become a true friend.
Exploring Deafness Workshop
Sunday, October 18th, 4 pm
How do deaf people play sports? Is the sign for dog the same in China as it is in the U.S.? At this interactive workshop your family will practice lip reading, learn some sign language, try to communicate without speaking, and have common myths about deafness dispelled. Space is limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign your family up.
El Deafo Party*
Thursday, October 22nd, 7 pm
Now that you've read the book, it's time to come together for a celebration! We'll play games, make crafts, share stories with friends, learn some sign language, and so much more. This is always a favorite event and will be a fun evening you don’t want to miss.
Decatur Day of Reading
Saturday, October 24th, All Day
Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett has proclaimed October 24th as the 2015 Decatur Day of Reading in honor of On The Same Page! To celebrate, we challenge everyone to spend 30 minutes reading El Deafo or any other book!
Art Supply Drive
Thursday, October 22nd-Friday, November 6th
On The Same Page will be hosting an art supply drive in conjunction with the Georgia Art Therapy Association. Drop off new, unused art supplies at Little Shop of Stories to be given directly to The Elaine Clark Center, Red Cross, City of Refuge Shelter, as well as other organizations in need.
Cece Bell Author Visit*
Friday, November 6th, 7 pm; doors open at 6 pm
Drew Charter Upper School Auditorium
300 E. Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30317
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! You don’t want to miss this special celebration, complete with performances, art, and, of course, a reading and signing with the author. This event will be first come, first seated.
Peter Cook Storytelling Performance*
Saturday, November 21st, 4 pm
Cannon Chapel, Emory University
515 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
Peter S. Cook is an internationally-renowned deaf performing artist whose works incorporate American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, poetry and movement. Cook uses his whole body to tell stories without saying a word. Tickets can be purchases at https://petercook.eventbrite.com and cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. This event is first come, first seated. doors open at 3 pm.
*Sign language interpreters will be present at these events.